"In our country, the lie
has become not just a moral category
but a pillar of the State."
Alexander Solzhenitsyn
(1918-2008) Russian novelist, Soviet dissident, imprisoned for 8 years for critizing Stalin in a personal letter, Nobel Prize for Literature, 1970
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I am trying to find a quote from Solzhenitsyn's First Circle or Cancer Ward when he said (paraphrasing): we have a responsibility to be find happiness since it affects all those around us. If you know the passage that is close to this, please let me know. A thousand thanks.
 -- julie provost, Redondo Beach     
    I'm looking for a quote from the First Circle which went something like, "I can't prevent evil from happening in this world, but I can prevent it from happening through me." grossman@snip.net 4/17/2010
     -- Seth Grossman, Somers Point, NJ     
     -- Roland, Bonner's Ferry      
    In the Amerika that is now occupied by a statist theocracy also.
     -- Mike, Norwalk     
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    Yes, the truth is greatly feared, deception is highly prized. Especially in the USA with cambium ways of socialism attaching themselves to our Tree of Liberty.
     -- Ronw13, Yachats Or     
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    It's pretty much the same with all governments.
     -- jim k, Austin     
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    I quoted this prior but it bears repeating here as an example: “Inasmuch as every government is an artificial person, an abstraction, and a creature of the mind only, a government can interface only with other artificial persons. The imaginary, having neither actuality nor substance, is foreclosed from creating and attaining parity with the tangible. The legal manifestation of this is that no government, as well as any law, agency, court, etc. can concern itself with anything other than corporate, artificial persons and the contracts between them. (“S.C.R. 1795, Penhallow v. Doane’s Administrators 3 U.S. 54; 1 L.Ed. 57; 3 Dall. 54); and, “Therefore, the U.S. citizens residing in one of the states of the union are classified as property and franchises of the federal government as an individual entity”. (Wheeling Steel Corp. v. Fox, 298 U.S. 193, ({1936} 193, 80 L.Ed. 1143, 56 S.Ct. 773);

    In our country, the pillars of the State are a lie(s). No longer does the sovereign's representative Republic with inalienable right(s) exist (individual sovereigns being the pillars with a servant body politic being the servant). The tangible sovereign has become a mere prop for his straw-man. The occupying statist theocracy infesting this land - as god(s), has/have replaced noble sovereigns with chattel (property and franchises). Agents and officers of the police state no longer serve and protect, or have a liability of, responsibility for or duty to "We The People" but rather, they are paid to serve and protect the interests and property of the State with a demonic moral fealty.

    The corporate body politic (executive, legislature, judicial) can lawfully only deal with legal straw-men. By way of example: a corporate court (a court that has been incorporated or given franchise through a corporate auspices) can ONLY  at the laws of nature and of nature's god / Constitutional law / common law deal with intangible legal persons (corporations, legal representations at commerce [a bared counsel for example], straw-men, etc.). Within a representative Republic, "We The People"  individual tangible sovereign(s) act in said status to judge our fellow sovereigns. In our country, the lie has become not just a moral category, but a pillar of the State. 

     -- Mike, Norwalk     
    'The truth will set you free.'  Isn't it interesting that Liberty is so intimately connected with Truth, and that Servitude is so dependent upon Lies.  The battle is the same as it has ever been: hearts and minds.  Again, it is the Truth that Liberates.  When the People seek and know the truth, it's a rebirth, a fresh beginning, and they are empowered.  Those trying to sell us the idea we are somehow unable to think and act for ourselves without guidance and permission from authorities are the liars.  They dare to answer the question of who we are for us, and we must PAY them as a result.  Is the next renaissance happening?  Are the people of the world awakening?  I think so...
     -- E Archer, NYC     
    The same statement would be perfect for an America to say today...
     -- Robert, somewhere in the USA     
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