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Coexist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 08:58 PM
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To the States
To the States or any one of them, or any city of the States, Resist
much, obey little,
Once unquestioning obedience, once fully enslaved,
Once fully enslaved, no nation, state, city of this earth, ever
afterward resumes its liberty.

Walt Whitman

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H2O Man Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 09:05 PM
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1. "There is no week
nor day nor hour when tyranny may not enter upon this country, if the people lose their supreme confidence in themselves -- and lose their roughness and spirit of defiance -- Tyranny may always enter -- there is no charm, no bar against it -- the only bar against it is a large resolute breed of men." -- Walt Whitman
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Coexist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 09:25 PM
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2. The genius of the United States
is not best or most in its executives or legislatures, nor in its ambassadors or authors or colleges, or churches, or parlors, nor even in its newspapers or inventors, but always most in the common people.

Walt Whitman
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