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Donna Zen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-03-05 11:02 PM
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13. We won our freedoms nobody gave them to us.
Federalist #51:

It may be a reflection on human nature, that such devices should be necessary to control the abuses of government. But what is government itself, but the greatest of all reflections on human nature? If men were angels, no government would be necessary. If angels were to govern men, neither external nor internal controls on government would be necessary.

We have been asleep at the wheel.

When talking to republicans, regular everyday folks religious and not so religious, I always start by telling them that we agree about many things, and then I mention "special interests." Everyone gets it. There is a reason that they--both parties--keep us divided.
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