"I want the people of America to be able to work less for the government and more for themselves. I want them to have the rewards of their own industry. This is the chief meaning of freedom. Until we can reestablish a condition under which the earnings of the people can be kept by the people, we are bound to suffer a very severe and distinct curtailment of our liberty."
Calvin Coolidge
(1872-1933) 30th US President
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Very astute in the obvious, we hold this truth to be self evident ! The occupying statist theocracy that is infesting this land, with its stimuli patterned after the Nazi's, had the distinct curtailment of liberty intended. When the majority of theocracy patrons have built their lifestyles around government non-wealth building jobs - liberty is lost..
 -- Mike, Norwalk     
    The sooner the governments adhere to this obvious statement the better it will be. Stop wasting billions on unnecessary projects.
     -- Frank, Port Richey     
    When silent cal did speak, he said it right.
     -- Cal, lewisville     
    The "distinct curtailment" has never been more obvious or severe than it is right now in the USSA. Turf the Kenyan and Abolish the Fed.
     -- J Carlton, Calgary     
    The fine folks who are now running (ruining?) the country believe that your money is theirs and they will allow you to keep some of it at their discretion. Naturally, you will be expected to pay " your fair share" whatever that term is supposed to mean. Nancy, Ralph, Maxine, and the rest will be happy to explain.
     -- jim k, Austin, Tx     
     -- Mary - MI      
    True, is true, it only comes in one form, true. This is not only true for our generation, but any. I would have loved to sat down with this man and talked. he did many things wrong, but many right. Like us all i quess. Mike, Jimk, all yall who have been steady in ur posts, never waivering, RESPECT to you. This thing, aint gonna go away , its gonna get real nasty. Proverbs would be a good book to read from now. Revelations, is unfolding, before our eyes. In 50 short years, corrupt men, have laid waste to a system, that worked. Now, we see a great battle looming. Proverbs, what would a wise man do???....Sometimes, it is waht it is. The American dream, has a price, dam it, we have paid it so many times. And becuse of the foolish, it looks like we are gonna to pay it again. And to those who have seen ,my spellin for all this time, well, i aint ashamed, i am sick from agent orange, and my body is failing me now. So, now i can speak with no fear, im dyin. Strangely, im not afraid anymore. Spent all thse years, tryin so hard ta survive, so hard to follow the law, the rules, paid my share, more tham my share. To those puinks on wall street[ yes i know there are some good men there too] screw toy ya idiots, my fater, my grandfather, his grabddad, and myself, paid for your right to speak free , and you disrespect us. I cannot speak it. I KNOW this, if some of those punks, ever had a 7.6 round fly pst um, they would piss thier pants just like i did, but they would RUN, we didnt.
     -- Kimo, USA     
    . Calvin must have seen the future. Look at us now. Where are our leaders today? It is up to us (we the people) to save the country. It is so worth the fight.
     -- judi h., Elk Grove, CA     
     -- jim k, Austin      
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