"There have existed,
in every age and every country,
two distinct orders of men --
the lovers of freedom and
the devoted advocates of power."
Robert Y. Hayne
(1791-1839 ) U.S. Senator for S.C.
Speech, 21 January 1830
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The democratic oligarchy (fascists, socialists, conservatives, liberals, etc.)having no concept of freedom, but power only (license, compelled compliance, etc.)replace the once perceived representative republic and make the quote an astute in the obvious observation.
 -- Mike, Norwalk     
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    Most ordinary Americans love freedom, but don't realize they are rapidly losing it. Most government officials are power and money hungry, and don't realize nor care they are stealing the freedom of ordinary Americans.
     -- Joe, Rochester, MI     
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     -- Anonymous, Reston, VA US      
    For a long time, Americans have been losing their freedom to average citizens who don't know where the rights of others begin.
     -- David L. Rosenthal, Hollywood     
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     -- Anonymous      
    The cardinal character attribute for which advocates of power are in want is humility, the absence of which humanity, in its fullness, cannot exist.
     -- Patrick Henry, Red Hill     
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    A perfect example of power would be the Clintons. Bill and Hillary were totally into seeking power and money. Thank goodness that Hillary is not sitting in the Oval office today.
     -- jim k, Austin     
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    Josef Stalin and LBJ were lovers of total and complete power .
     -- cal, Lewisville, Texas     
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