"We fought the Revolutionary War for no taxation without representation, it seems to me that we are much worse off today, because we are heavily taxed, and only the king's corporations control this Country, together with mob rule, of the special interests."
James Montgomery
(1771-1854) Scottish-born hymnodist, poet and editor
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We have no representaion of any kind on any level. The United States Inc. is your owner, not your representative.
 -- J Carlton, Calgary     
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    Our elected officials inside the beltway do not represent the people of this country and haven't for years. Don't expect it to change much after the next election.
     -- jim k, Austin, Tx     
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    The GOP has given the people what they asked for: a nation where the rich rob from the poor and that is controlled by the special interests of corporate socialism.
     -- Anonymous, Reston, VA, US     
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    Oh Come on Reston...they're ALL guilty. That includes your precious Democrat Socialist Party. As if the Dems aren't stealing from everyone too...Good Lord, your narrow mindedness is absolutely astounding.
     -- J Carlton, Calgary     
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    Hey Reston, let's get rid of both of them and go Libertarian.
     -- cal, lewisville, tx     
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    Reston, I'm old, a VET, Nam era, I'd like to meet ya someday.....Ya see, they fought YOU too didn't they?? You TAKE without giving. YES, we need to make some changes. And I have news , NO MAN owns me. I am a FREE man, it was hard to get to this age, very,. And as the sun goes down, on my great life. , and i have seen the good, the bad, and understood one cannot live without the other. One diff, between con and libs, also. Cal from Tex, I AM the caucus head here on my island, Ron Paul, all the way, one more time lets try. The troops are behind him also.. Funny how I was born free, and seen so much so fast, like many of us.. The civil war, WAS over taxes. How do I know, my forefathers, fought in it. God bless Texas . ALL wars, are fought because someone, F's with someone else, or wants, and, its on, its the same at the level of man to man.. For the BOSS Bruce, I was born in the USA
     -- Kimo, Hawaii     
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    The ultimate movement that fought for individual sovereigns' rights being represented by servants, changed to a totalitarian oligarchy of carnal gods dictating what is best for the chattel. Such demonic despotism was/has been completely and in toto realized through and after the end of the war between the States. The current occupying statist theocracy infesting this land has been defined and set certain by various points of historically evolving tyranny - by way of an extremely terse starting list: implementation of a local standing army (local to federal policing agencies) to enforce a distant god's legal positivism (being an absolute antithesis of/to the laws of nature and of nature's God) - by means of unlimited compelled compliance with Supreme Court declarations defining those agencies/agents to have no responsibility towards or liability from 'We The People", - implementation of the enslaving 2nd plank of the communist manifesto, social security, police state confiscations and all other forms of larceny by threat and duress, - and - the carnal gods making inalienable rights, religious domains and dogmas and day to day actions illegal (allowing such ONLY through special paid privilege and other licenses). The mob's rule by special interest is only an extension of the kingmen's domination (through socialism - communism / progressivism, fascism / neo-conism, etc., and all other forms of demonic enslavement)
     -- Mike, Norwalk     
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    Trade and commerce are the lifeblood of civilization. The converting of labor into goods for storage or trade is done voluntarily and by agreement. Whether this trade occurs in the local market or in the global market, an honest exchange of goods and services is the engine of progress -- that's why there are always schemes for tapping the pipelines to pay for this or that. Taxing goods and services can take on many forms, but ultimately whatever is taken from the pipe, will have an impact on the end. Marxists justify stealing from others' for the common good -- however, they hire people to do that to reduce the risk to themselves -- there is little to no difference between Marxism and mafiosa, the same power structures manifest. Monarchies are merely very old mafiosa structures, dictatorships, too. The US government was designed to prevent the mafiosa structure from forming by distributing power across the counties, states, DC and 3 branches within each. Monopolies of power create these fiefdoms, and when these monopolies are supported by government they become powers in their own right. Banking, railroads, mining, oil, all these industries are global, and because of the enormous flow of money to these companies, government serves the power not the people. Banking and trade govern the world -- whoever governs banking and trade rules the world.
     -- E Archer, NYC     
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    This could easily be said of today. The people no longer have control of their country, no control over the judicial system, and no control period. Voting has become a total sham and our politicians are all corrupt - in it for greed and a good pension.
    Unless things change rapidly America will become a third world country run by the military and the corporate elite (Fascism). The deep state is now in charge and is desperately trying to kill any opposition - American hypocrisy is beyond belief, how they can sanction Russia when the US interferes everyday with the sovereignty of other countries. And, having military aircraft flying over North Korea trying to provoke then into war. The US has over 800 bases around the world and this and much more is where our tax dollars are spent. One bomber would pay for all the hungry in our nation. Food stamps are a waste of time as they are secured by criminals, and abusers of the system. The US should set up shelters and food stations to stop this crisis. The other great crime being perpetrated on the American people is the worst health care system in the west - I think the US is number 37 in the world and surely the most expensive. I was in health care for a short while but during that time I could see how the whole system was being abused and mismanaged - the amount of corruption by physicians, hospitals, facilities, and big pharma is the cause. Single payer, well managed, would stop most of the abuse - I wrote a letter the health commission in Washington laying out possible plans that would not cost a cent more in taxes and needless to say received no reply. Health Care in America, along with our military/CIA etc, and our political system, will bring the US to its knees and will result in a revolution of mega proportion. The real enemy is not in the East but here at home - through our silence and apathy we the people are as guilty as the criminals in Washington - we are the enemy.....
     -- Robert, Somewhere in the USA     
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    You may have fought a war, but it was not revolutionary. Revolutionary procedures involve cooperative attitudes, agreements are agreed upon. No one is killed or harmed. The resources are distributed in a mutual beneficial and prosperous way. Diplomacy is the order of the day.
     -- Fredrick William Sillik, Anytown     
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