"As for adopting the ways which the state has provided for remedying the evil, I know not of such ways. They take too much time, and a man's life will be gone."
Henry David Thoreau
(1817-1862) American author, poet, philosopher, polymath, abolitionist, naturalist, tax resister, development critic, surveyor, historian, and transcendentalist
On Civil Disobedience
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Edward Snowden.
 -- anonymous     
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    anonymous above, great example. Before the police state occupation, the de jure lawful system that sought justice may have been slow at times but, it did not compare to the black robed criminal priests and their non-regard for individual sovereign rights, life, liberty or property.
     -- Mike, Norwalk     
    That sure is a great example anonymous gives us here.
     -- cal, lewisville, tx     
    The state is the evil.
     -- jim k, Austin, Tx     
    It is easy to see, that corporate privilege ( stolen rights ) but not at all complete, gives edge to those that have it. Not wishing to give up their privilege, but only when threatened do both parties seem to understand that to much socialism will take their privilege away. Neither wishing to return the right to the sovereign by removing the oppressive arm of payroll and property tax. Usury by way of definition, is oppression with a sting. And should not be allowed upon the ( sovereign ) who is set at liberty and freedom, in any form. Being reduced to a herd of ignorant cattle, (slaves ) has taken not to many years. Only for those that as in times past, like ancient Rome, one must purchase his or her freedom for a period of time, or until the money runs out. The inspirational laws and dictates of liberty and freedom have been so far removed from the freeborn sovereign, by way of the educational system or the lack of truth allowed in the class room. It will take only the strongest constitution of leadership and the willingness to suffer persecution in the battle to take control, and return our original state and standing to our children. This will take backbone and unity in the highest rank to restore order for our children sakes. Otherwise our oath to defend the Constitution is worthless. And it is each man and woman for themselves, living in a Godless country on a foreign shore. My parents and grandparents and a few more back, did not shed their blood to support a country as this has become.
     -- watchman 13, USA     
    Ain't that the truth.
     -- E Archer, NYC     
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