"I freed thousands of slaves. I could have freed thousands more if they had known they were slaves."
Harriet Tubman
[Araminta Ross] (c.1820-1913) African-American abolitionist, humanitarian, and Union spy during the U.S. Civil War. After escaping from captivity, she made thirteen missions to rescue over seventy slaves using the network of antislavery activists and safe houses known as the Underground Railroad.
Attributed to Tubman in Dorothy Winbush Riley, My Soul Looks Back 'Less I Forget p. 148 (1993). c.1865
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Welcome to Amerika.
 -- Mike, Norwalk     
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    About a hundred million more slaves will be free when the IRS is history, ancient history.
     -- jim k, austin, tx     
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    Another example of the Power of Perception!!!
     -- The Real Me Again     
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    Abolition should still be on everyone's "to do" list.
     -- J Carlton, Calgary     
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    O how true that rings today - we could free millions if only they knew they are slaves. The road to enlightenment is paved with ignorance and greed and so blinded are they with their own comfort that the road will remain their home.
     -- RobertSRQ     
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    Amazing -- even among obvious slaves. Just goes to show how difficult it is to show today's slaves their own servitude.
     -- E Archer, NYC     
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    Oh how precious is Awareness and the struggle for ever greater Light and knowledge regardless of the discipline, whether it be the job, education, spirituality etc. To stive for the better and to know it is there and to do it is true empowerment and freedom for the individual. Many slaves like many on welfare do not know the world that is there for their taking if they will but stive.
     -- Waffler, Smith, Arkansas     
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     -- Joe, Scottsbluff, NE      
     -- Anonymous      
     -- Peg, Battle Creek, MI      
    All it took to enslave the world was to CONvince the majority that one strip of paper is money and that another strip can be 10, 20, 50 or 100 times as much money. All it takes to keep us enslaved is to keep us amused, abused, confused, defused, diseased and divided while the majority ridicules and punishes the few who seel their freedom. Mass mind control was an art in old testament times when their only means of mass communications was a trumpet that was replaced with a bugle. How many means of mass communications do we have today??? The distinction between free men and slaves is whether or not they are paid for their labor. The sole function of "honest Abes" legal tender acts was/is to take labor and property without payment. His contemporary, Horace Greeley said that Lincoln's money system "is no less cruel than the old system of chatel slavery." The perfect song for slaves includes these words: "land of the free and home of the brave." Are you brave enough to asl the Internal Revenue Scum to define dollar and income and to ask for the statute that makes you a person subject to income tax? When Roosevelt told our grandpaents to surrender their gold or go to jail, were they brave or did they surrender their gold? When he told them to join the army or go to jail? Were they brave or did they join the army? When most slaves were black, they were controlled with fear of beatings. Now when most slaves are white, all are controlled with fear of jail and fear of property confiscation and the state controlled perfidious press keeps telling us about the violence in jails. The head of the New York Fed gave a speech in Jan. 1944, saying "taxation for revenue is obsolete" The late, great Alan Stang commented on that: www.morpix.biz/x17. A lawyer in Florida was charged with not filing a tax return. See what the judge said: www.morpix.biz/notreq "None are so hopelessly enslaved as those who falsely believe that they are free."-Johann W. vonGothe So if you are a millionaire and have more money than you can spend, what does it matter if you a slave? It means that the life spans of you and your progeny must be ruthlessly regulated to insure thar consumption never exceeds production lest consumption exceeds production causing the systm to collapse as the worthless money becomes useless money. See how Bill Gates plans to expedite our demise: www.morpix.biz/gates See 6 free books by Merrill Jenkins,Monetary Realist at: www.morpix.biz/x15 "Ye shall seek the truth for the truth shall set ye free." To muse is to think, amuse is no thnk. Amusements inhibit thinking. When millions are watching ball games, are thinking about the facts above? www.morpix.biz/x4
     -- Uben Hadagin, Zeroville, Slobovia     
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    Was Jefferson a conservative? To conserve is to save. In the Declaration of Independence, Jefferson wrote: "Accordingly, all experience has shown that mankind are more disposed to suffer while evils are sufferable than to right themselves by ABOLISHING the forms (1040?) to which they bacome accustomed..." Jefferson was no conservative! He was an abolitionist as I am. Let us abolish conservatves and liberals!
     -- dave wilber, St. Louis     
     -- Wayne, Naples      
    roll up to the mom with my mommy missin yo
     -- Anonymous, your mom     
    You're not wrong! ;-)
     -- E Archer, NYC     
     -- jim k, Austin      
    nuh uh uh 

     -- harlow peh     
    No doubt Miss Tubman tried to free drug addicts and sex addicts from their respective slaveries.

     -- Fredrick William Sillik, Anytown     
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