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It is important to recognize and politics positive thinking is often the slaves virtue - something that people do to con themselves about the burden and change being placed upon them.
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Democracy must be something more than two wolves and a sheep voting on what to have for dinner.

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Part of the reason that the government's fear mongering is succeeding is because so many people are so ignorant, that it is easier for government to frighten people in submission.

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Trumpeting the importance of voting deludes people into thinking that they have a leash on the government.

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There has been so much power concentrated. There is no leash on that power anymore and Americans face the situation that this power is getting momentum with each passing year with each presidency.

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If an election is simply a one-day snapshot of transient mass delusions, then this is not a very noble form of government.

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It has been surprising to me that so few conservatives have voiced concern over the precedence that are being set in favor of suppression by this so-called conservative administration.

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It is one of the great tragedies of the US, that most learn most of what they know about the government from the government.

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Well, one of the first things is to restore the rule of law, to place the government back under the cage of law. Another thing is to stop falling for the myth of democracy.

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Some of the folks on both sides might be sincere, but it does seem as if it is only the opposition that cares about the Bill of Rights most of the time.

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This stuff on enemy combatants, the Bush Administration has fought like a tiger to avoid having to produce any evidence to a judge to show why somebody is locked up in perpetuity. Another example of that is the torture scandal.

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There is no virtue in denying the law of gravity, and there should be no virtue in denying the limitations of government ... The more we glorify government, the more liberties we will lose.

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Once a person becomes a government dependent, his moral standing to resist the expansion of government power is fatally compromised.

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Liberty is a political firewall that limits the damage government can do to the individual.

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As soon as people drop the reins on government, government will leash the people.

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As we learned from the Clinton administration and much of the media, a machine gun in the hands of a federal agent is now a symbol of benevolence and concern for a child's well-being.

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