"The majority, oppressing an individual, is guilty of a crime, abuses its strength, and by acting on the law of the strongest breaks up the foundations of society."
by:
Thomas Jefferson
(1743-1826), US Founding Father, drafted the Declaration of Independence, 3rd US President
Source:
Thomas Jefferson to Pierre Samuel Dupont de Nemours, 1816
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 -- Henry, Edinboro      
Collectivism is based on the idea that WE have the right to take from YOU. Criminals, raiders, and conquerors have used the same methods for centuries. Might equals right.
 -- Michael Murray, NM     
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    The collectivists in Washington are only interested in keeping their jobs and being reelected. They care not a whit about what's right for the U.S.A.
     -- jim k, Austin, Tx     
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    Like Old Ben said: Two wolves and a lamb deciding what the menu for dinner will be...
     -- Elizabeth, East Elmhurst, NY     
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    Still our greatest president.
     -- cal, lewisville, tx     
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     -- watchman 13, USA      
    We hold this truth to be self evident. The occupying statist theocracy infesting this land with its collective of individual patrons is a grand example of the statement. By the most terse of examples; the family is the elemental foundation of economics, work ethics, morality, recognition of the laws of nature and of nature's God, the nobility of man, care, education, social awareness, etc., etc., etc. The oppressive despotism of individuals, individually and in concert as a cohesive family unit has been brutally and criminally been acted upon to the point of family harm and dissolution (even the macabre's death cults, complete with human sacrifice to the gods of pleasure and life style are destroying the core family). As the family goes, so goes society.
     -- Mike, Norwalk     
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