"Freedom has a thousand charms to show,
That slaves, howe'er contented, never know."
William Cowper
(1731-1800) English poet, hymnodist
Table Talk, l.260
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If people are given credit enough to buy "shiny things" they won't notice that they have no rights. In fact they are debt slaves. Taxation, Interest Rates, Inflation and Fiat currency are all tools of control and debt. The dollar is supposed to be legal tender and redeemable for something of value...like cheap crap from China.
 -- J Carlton, Calgary     
     -- Anonymous     
    Yes Carlton I agree - I was at a financial seminar the other day and an economist said when asked about our jobs going abroad that America has a great manufacturing base and quoted mostly companies making military equipment. Empires crumble and unless we start rethinking our catastrophic foreign and domestic policies ours will crumble too (not that we had one).
     -- RobertSRQ     
    So very well said!!!
     -- Mike, Norwalk     
    Contented slaves do not know what they are really missing. The primary function of schools today is not to teach Liberty and Self-Reliance but rather Obedience and Dependence.
     -- E Archer, NYC     
     -- Logan, Memphis, TN      
    Occasionally your are right E Archer. Soon it’s going to get worse when home schooling is banned. Then there will only indoctrination by the state.
     -- warren, olathe     
    This touched my heart with its truth.
     -- Bert Foster, North Chicago , Illinois     
     -- anonymous      
    Poetic and right.
     -- jim k, austin tx     
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