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Brilliant!!  Love it.  This is the basis for Independence and a republican form of government.  As true today as ever.

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Indeed, because in the democratic-republic of the USA, each person is a sovereign being, self-determining, respectful and respectable to others.  The law/government cannot make people 'good' or honorable or productive  it must come from within the people themselves.  The entire premise of being self-governing absolutely requires honesty, temperance, self-discipline  without these it is simply might makes right and will devolve into a centralized and pyramidal power structure.  The whole success of this 'experiment' rests on the people to live up to the ideals of Liberty and the Responsibility that comes with it.

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'What can I say and do that will make my people react the way I want them to.'  That's a pretty basic tactic with people in general ask any married couple. ;-)  Kids start doing that from day one as they figure out what works and doesn't work.  Teachers, bosses, anyone in a position of authority.  That's why I say the battle has always been for hearts and minds  the free thinker discovers his own programming and can correct false loops.  The solution is straight-forward: declare who I am, what I am about, and why I am here.  If I don't, someone else already has.

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E Archer, NYC Ken, Allyn, WA (7/18/18)

I don't think Hyaptia is talking about whether Tyrants thought but whether the common people thought about their 'duties' to them.  Same in the USA today  how many really think for themselves.  How many have asked the hard questions?  Propaganda, influence-peddling, opinion-making, 'common core' education, re-education, fake news ... There is a constant barrage of ready-made 'thoughts' to adopt as my narrative.  Dare I say, I have been the object of programming since a child.  Once again, it is the Truth that sets one free  the need to reason and discern, to think, is essential.

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E Archer, NYC Robert, somewhere in the USA (7/17/18)

You can blame the Progressives for the corruption of the word Liberal.  Tolerance?  Today's liberals are as intolerant as they get.  Diversity in appearance only, not in philosophy or ideals.  Hate and hypocrisy  that is today's liberal.  Cultural Marxists masquerading as Liberals 'respectful of individual rights and freedoms.'  Today's liberals demand their 'fair share' of the Treasury without putting anything in.  They demand extraordinary treatment for classes (not individuals) or else rioting mobs.  They are all for elections if their candidate wins, but for a coup d'etat if they lose.  Democratic in name only.

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For example, under zero tolerance laws, if someone is stopped driving their car and is found a marijuana seed, the car may be seized (asset forfeiture) for committing a crime.  Against whom?  So the legislature can make up a crime and the punishment can be to take everything the person has and/or lock him up. (!!)  Who has that power?  If the individual American cannot do it, then neither can his/her representatives/officers.  "It is not only vain, but wicked..."  Indeed!

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The War on Drugs has been the single greatest cause of government corruption and war around the globe.  Should drug prohibition be ended now worldwide, the shakeup of the global power structure would be Earth shattering.  Police states around the world will have to go bust.  Less opportunities for corruption in government will drain the swamp.  Those addicted to street drugs will have access to legal medicine.  Remove the black market, and the entire financial structure is destroyed — you'll then see them come out of the woodwork to stop any effort to repeal drug prohibition, because it means money out of their pockets.  This is creating crimes in order to PROFIT from their being broken.

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The Federalist Papers document the reasoning behind the Constitution's text, one need not go far to see through the eyes of the Founders.  The single most important aspect of American government that separates it from all the others is that it originates with a Declaration of Independence and a Constitution declared by the People themselves in their independent and thus sovereign capacity.  The statutes codified come from the authority of the People themselves, not a monarch or governor.  The fundamental rights of the People are declared to be inherent and a faculty of birth  we say they are the gifts of the God of Nature, which is to say, NOT a grant from another person.  This is the basis for American government, to protect those inalienable rights inherent in each individual.  All the rest were the rules for the government, not the people!  When Americans remember who we are, that is when we will throw off the yoke today's government has placed on us.  Which is why education is so important, and why it has been corrupted so to turn men into wards of the state.

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Yes, it's a tough question:  when playing God, is there such a thing as going too far?  In Iran, theft is punished by cutting off a hand.  In the US, getting caught with a joint in your car can lead to incarceration and loss of the car and more.  Yet the big thieves like the Clinton's and others commit all sorts of heinous crimes with impunity.  The 'law' is in the hands of the rulers, and it is for 'regulating' the behavior of the populace  primarily to tax the people at every step and to keep them in their places.

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[Sorry for the multiple posts] When we remember from whence the source of government authority comes, we must acknowledge that the government cannot do what the individual citizen cannot do.  In Nature, each has the 'right' and 'duty' to defend itself from predators.  But what may I do to the thief?  I suppose I could kill him at the moment or give him a good beating.  But do I then have the right to chain him up in the basement for a couple years?  It's neither Christian nor reasonable to assume this works.  And for that very reason, legislation is to be negativist (thou shall not do) rather than positivist (thou shall do) because the power to enslave is not to be used lightly.  While the punishment ought to fit the crime, the avidity to punish is to be kept in check.

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Ingersoll's point is even stronger considering the majority of the US prison population is incarcerated for non-violent, victimless 'crimes' like marijuana possession in order to "trample out his manhood, by putting an indignity upon him.  You mark him.  You put him in stripes.  At night you put him in darkness.  His feeling for revenge grows.  You make a wild beast of him, and he comes out of that place branded in body and soul..." 

Urban black neighborhoods know very well "the Man" and is the source of great anger against police and 'authority.'  You can thank the Drug War for the rise of the Nation of Islam and Black Lives Matter.  Prisons are BIG business, and they lobby Congress constantly to keep these 'laws' on the books.  There's your justice for you!


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"If you want less crime, you must change the conditions."  Does that mean build more prisons?  Gun control?  The old adage is still true: "A hungry man is dangerous."  What are the conditions in the most criminal neighborhoods?  Crime is the business of politicians  without it, they are unnecessary.  The police state thrives on 'crimes' with new crimes invented every day.

Crime is not born of sin, it is the sin.  Are all sins crimes? Are all crimes sin?  And where is the authorization of our government to legislate morality and punish sins?  This is nothing but a religion, then.  'Judge not lest ye be judged.'  Man playing God  the oldest racket in humanity.

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'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...

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E Archer, NYC Ken, Allyn, WA (7/10/18)

Ken, you've managed to extend the definition further  very true!

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The country and the government are two separate things  confusing them to be the same is a collectivist fallacy.  What is the government?  The Constitution is NOT the government but the rules for the government.  What if the government does not follow the rules and oppresses the people?  I do not hate the Constitution because the government is corrupt, I hate the corruption!  The hypocrisy of the current US government in comparison to its founding charters of government is immense  to ignore it is to further it.  SO yes, I can hate the government and love the country!

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When the politically correct term 'African-Americans' was pushed, I thought it kind of strange since all the black friends I had felt no connection to Africa in any way  but all were proud to be from the Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, and yes, even Westchester.  I do not consider myself a European-American.  Somehow an African-American is not quite a whole American.  Even more intriguing is that almost no blacks want to move 'back' to Africa, those countries being among the most poor and war torn in the world.  SO what is the real intention of all this?  Division.  Identity politics.  Class warfare.

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"Those are evident Branches of, rather than Deductions from, the Duty of Self-Preservation, commonly called the first Law of Nature."

Right on!  The nation was built upon these principles.  To alter them is to remove the foundation.  There are still too many people who wish to rule the world  ignoring this simple fact people can become apathetic and lazy in their 'Duty of Self-Preservation.'  The mistake is delegating personal responsibility to the community/state, and that only happens when someone tries to become the authority to which all must obey.  Why is there a Duty of Self-Preservation?  Because we live in a dog-eat-dog world, and that will NEVER change.  Every animal is responsible for protecting itself, and most are ever wary for predators.  The denial of predators in the human world is an ignorance one cannot afford.

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E Archer, NYC Robert Edwards, somewhere in the USA (7/9/18)

Antiquated sentiment?  Because it is old?  It is the very foundation of community association in which the rights of the people are respected.  Trust in authoritarianism is the 'pitch' of those that wish to rule the people, for their own good.  It doesn't work, it just centralizes wealth and power  it's true intent.

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Calm is the Zen of Action.  ;-)  Cats gotta scratch and dogs gotta dog, what do humans gotta do?

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E Archer, NYC John Shuttleworth, New York City (7/5/18)

John, which of those oaths are you referring to?  Cursing in the ranks wasn't one of them.  Are you saying that during your service, you were required to violate any of the above under orders?

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E Archer, NYC Holger, Cape Town (7/4/18)

Holgar, You are describing the results of the Civil War, not the American Revolution.  And as a result, the same grievances that sparked American independence are held now against a rogue and illegitimate government that has used every trick in the lawyers' book to reinvent the meanings of words to suit their power grabs. 

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How has world socialism made such strides in the last 100 years?  When the Western world agreed to turn government debt into currency, replacing real capital as the backing, the ultimate power was transferred to the money-making authority.  All the nations of the world (via the UN) were roped into this con  it is the racket of rulers.  With this system of money, all are perpetually in debt.  Banks are the shadow government, determining who shall get the power.  Nothing is built without 'credit'  whoever has the power to create billions with the click of a mouse has the power to buy up the world.  They succeeded, and the Monopoly game continues, we are but pawns, and in the end, it all goes back in the box.  If/When a global currency backed by real-commodities becomes popular, nations can rebuild with fair trade.  Economic servitude is how socialism/fascism/communism (i.e. dictatorship) keeps its power.  Return that power to the people!

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The spark of Liberty has been spread around the world.  The battle continues.  We must remind those other failing nations that the solution is not to immigrate to America but embrace a republican form of government in their own country that recognizes the inherent rights of the people as supreme. Meanwhile at home, every effort is being made to reduce us to socialist progressive authoritarianism in denial of each person's life, liberty, and property.  The American Revolution continues!

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Damage control.  Sycophants agree.  We see the same thing today every time some nation tries to exercise their sovereignty against the will of a council that lays claim to regulate them.

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Brilliant! Here's the thing, ultimately, the rest of the civilized world must come to the same conclusions and embrace Liberty above 'authority.'  America is supposed to export the concepts of Liberty, not import the concepts of totalitarianism.

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