"American tyranny has come gradually, like a slowly rising river. Each of us does not realize the danger until the water comes in our door. Until then, it is merely someone else's problem and a problem that we fool ourselves into thinking won't reach us."
by:
Charley Reese
(1937-2013) American syndicated columnist
Source:
The Orlando Sentinel, Feb. 28, 1999.
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This reminds me of two things; first, the frogs warming pot (when first they introduced income tax I coughed but accepted it. Then they said driving and marriage was illegal and I needed their permission to perform such illegal acts, I coughed but accepted it. etc. And second, First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out Because I was not a Socialist. Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out Because I was not a Trade Unionist.
Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out Because I was not a Jew. Then they came for me and there was no one left to speak for me. (Martin Niemller) Amerika is now the most powerful anti-law banana republic in the world.
 -- Mike, Norwalk     
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    All true Mike. But America also holds the greatest number of people who are law abiding in the "justice" sense and are able to enforce it.
     -- J Carlton, Calgary     
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    Everything is fine as long as "they" are goring someone else's ox.
     -- jim k, Austin, Tx     
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     -- Mary - MI      
    Remove all federal bureaucrats from the States, especially the IRS and the DHS which have become a federal police force -- totally unlawful as per the US Constitution -- these armed alphabet soup agencies are the equivalent of a standing army. All checks upon the federal government have been removed, most notably after the War Between the States -- the change in the US Senate from appointed Senators by the State legislatures themselves, to an elected position like Congressmen, the creation of a federal citizen via the 14th amendment, thus transferring every person in the country into subjects of DC, the personification of corporations and the corporatizing of people so that the Commerce Clause is granted the power over everyone and every business, of course the unratified 16th amendment that supposedly grants DC the power to tax the labors and property of the People directly without any limit or check, the theft of all gold money in America in exchange for interest-bearing debt currency (!!), false flag events that have led the US to war and the perpetual state of national emergency that has never been lifted, the incessant creation of federal agencies most of which did not exist 50 years ago, the resulting Patriot Act and various other acts that have put the entire populace under constant surveillance, and the perpetual consolidation of power into the hands of a sbanking cartel that holds the debts of the nation and many nations around the world. We have come a long way, baby, as they say. Time just to say, 'ENOUGH!' Succession is the only way, in my opinion, as you will never get Congress to reform itself, NEVER. We need to 'opt out' of these schemes once and for all and return to the lawful de jure republic We The People established.
     -- E Archer, NYC     
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    The sheep are being led to slaughter.
     -- Ken, Spokane     
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