"When bad men combine, the good must associate;
else they will fall one by one,
an unpitied sacrifice in a contemptible struggle."
Edmund Burke
(1729-1797) Irish-born British statesman, parliamentary orator, and political thinker
April 23, 1770
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We must all hang together, or assuredly we shall all hang separately. -- Ben Franklin
 -- Joe, Rochester, MI     
     -- Matt Mills, Lubbock TX.      
     -- mike clor, Banga, South cotabato, Philippines      
     -- J Carlton, Calgary      
    So, when are we all getting together???
     -- Robert, St Emilion     
    Let's get behind Rand Paul or Ted Cruz and get our freedoms back.
     -- cal, Lewisville, TX     
    The politicians, police and people of the statist theocracy have combined in that which is immoral, caste impoverishing, unlawful and unjust (bad). That bad wants no association with freedom, liberty, prosperity, law or justice. The good are now subject to an unpitied sacrifice in a contemptible struggle.
     -- Mike, Norwalk     
     -- jim k, Austin      
    The Gathering together, takes place as we speak ! Seeing eye to eye.
     -- Ronw13, Yachats Or     
    The good must "associate" not 'conform,' 'obey,' 'serve,' etc. in order to NOT be sacrificed. A far cry from the fascists who would sacrifice the individual for the good of the State. Though we associate for our mutual protection, that association does not diminish our personal responsibility nor obligate obedience or loyalty to a delegate of the association. Too often our association is implied to mean our obedience to what ever council is formed to manage the association. The lust for power still remains the primary obstacle to peace in liberty.
     -- E Archer, NYC     
    One might think the Intolerable Acts, as also the Quebec Act has reared its ugly head again, through subversion. Power within a religious organization welding still today its mighty influence within the public domain . Tithes and taxes go hand in hand. We are not bound by ( any law ) to accommodate the state or the church in becoming proletariat slaves by the selling of forgiveness or the purchase of Liberty. Therefore we declared ourselves free from that bondage. Now the undercurrent within the religious community might see more clearly the underhanded effect religion plays upon the conscience of the people. Socialist byway of a guilty conscience snare the unsuspecting, uneducated in the way of Liberty. We are not Bound !!
     -- Ronw13, Yachats Or     
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