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Originally posted by Fiberx
I think some sensible regulation of society is a must in the modern world, but certainly we have allowed far too many of our freedoms and our rights to be sacrificed at the convenience of timid souls and greedy men.
Our servents do need to be reminded who is the master of this land.... We the people.
Originally posted by ladyjem
Star and Flag, Helious, and more if I could. Your eloquence rivals that of our founding fathers.
I've often imagined those august ones weeping should they see our nation as it is now. I certainly do. We've strayed so far from the path envisioned by them, and more "We the People" need to open their eyes to the reality of what is occurring, no matter how unpleasant, unbelievable, or inconvenient it may be.
For those who still cherish freedom and liberty and understand the true costs, I think Benjamin Franklin still sums it up best...
We must, indeed, all hang together or, most assuredly, we shall all hang separately.
No matter what quotes I can post here, no one has ever said it better than Ben Franklin! He along with John Adams and a couple others who I will not name just yet have got it right in spades but there is no denying that good old Ben was the elite of freedom thinkers, a genius in my book.
Originally posted by erumisato
I imagine that there is a significant number of people who feel exactly this way. I further imagine that many of these people are just waiting for that perfect moment when something happens to raise the hackles of the general public and awaken them into action. My fear however, is that the public is too far gone--too docile, dumbed down and fluoridated to ever do what has to be done.
I deeply hope I am wrong in my fears. We are almost out of time.
Originally posted by Helious
Id like to see other members post some of there favorite quotes from our founding fathers, I am pretty sure I haven't seen them, what do they mean to you?!?
If your not familiar with what they had to say, it is one of the most eye opening experiences you have as an American pouring over the wisdom they had on freedom and you truly start to realize why we have the Constitution.
For those that are familiar, what are your favorites? I am dying to know!
Originally posted by Helious
reply to post by James1982
Excellent, It is amazing is it not that even our founding fathers without the fear of global terrorism recognized the fact that government created fear is the most effective way to control a docile public?
Those quotes rang home with me in allot of ways and I am amazed that even though this knowledge is abundant to all Americans nobody realizes how real this perceived threat is to us as a people.
When your government tries to scare you through any means, real or perceived it is then that you must focus all your thoughts and energy about the threat and the implications.