"He who passively
accepts evil
is as much
involved in it
as he who helps
to perpetuate it."
Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
(1929-1968) US civil rights leader
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 -- Brenda, Boston      
 -- Anonymous      
 -- MIke, Norwalk      
Let's hope the people of Arizona do not passively accept "National ID" today. Handing all of your personal information over the (SS) DHS is about as horrifying a thought as there can be. "You're Papers Pleeeez"
 -- J Carlton, Calgary     
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    Another way to say this is that he who watches evil prevail perpetuates the evil to carry on. As the apethetic witness of it will not be a threat to its end it will continue to be used and the apathetic is still as guilty as the blatant evil doer.
     -- Anon     
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    The folk in the Tea Parties are a great example of not accepting evil and are actively opposing it.
     -- jim k, Austin     
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     -- Anonymous      
    Does this mean when I pay my taxes I am responsible for murder for state financed abortions?
     -- Howard, Bangkok     
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    Howard, great question - taking it out of the abstract; other person. The answer to your question is, yes. Welcome to Amerika, the home of an infesting statist theocracy.
     -- MIke, Norwalk     
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    That would include those who perpetuate the myth about the forged idol MLK. We The People should say no monuments to him on Washington Mall unless or until his FBI files are released! Why pollute and defile that area when we know the truth will ultimately come out?
     -- David Ben-Ariel, Toledo     
    A great man and as all good men he is killed by ignorance. Howard, so you would rather kill millions in our illegal wars and child abuse, and rape and murder, etc, etc, when will you lot get it into your heads that all life is sacred not just the embryo.
     -- RBESRQ     
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    Forged idol? He did more for American liberty and equality than most elected statesmen ever have or will. Of course he has an FBI file! Hoover had files on everyone who dared live outside his view of the world. A black man "enciting revolution" in the 60's - bound to draw a little attention from the feds.
     -- Dennis, KC, MO     
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    Robert, your prejudice and liberal (today's usage) canned thought is showing again. Where did Howard say, or even imply, that he would rather kill millions in illegal wars? By the way, all those unlawful wars and killings you speak of, they are not ours (yours, mine, and other constitutional sovereigns). They belong to the unconstitutional statist theocracy and its enclaved patrons that infest this land; such being in toto aloof from 'We The People'.
     -- MIke, Norwalk     
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     -- Ronw13, Oregon      
    He most likely plagiarized this like he did his doctoral thesis.
     -- Maximus, Texas     
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