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    Check out this site.

    Looks like a handy reference and great place from which to get quotes and cites on the Constitution.

    http://press-pubs.uchicago.edu/founders/
    I'll make you an offer: I will argue and fight for all of your rights, if you will do the same for me. That is the only way freedom can work. We have to respect all rights, all the time--and strive to win the rights of the other guy as much as for ourselves.

    If I am equal to another, how can I legitimately govern him without his express individual consent?

    There is no human being on earth I hate so much I would actually vote to inflict government upon him.

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    Found a greatquotealready!

    Exactly why less government is preferrable to the "security" provided by diminishment of rights:

    It has been said too that our governments both federal and particular want energy; that it is difficult to restrain both individuals and states from committing wrongs. This is true, and it is an inconvenience. On the other hand that energy which absolute governments derive from an armed force, which is the effect of the bayonet constantly held at the breast of every citizen, and which resembles very much the stillness of the grave, must be admitted also to have it's inconveniences. We weigh the two together, and like best to submit to the former. Compare the number of wrongs committed with impunity by citizens among us, with those committed by the sovereigns in other countries, and the last will be found most numerous, most oppressive on the mind, and most degrading of the dignity of man. (emphasis added)

    --Thomas Jefferson

    http://press-pubs.uchicago.edu/found...s/v1ch9s1.html
    I'll make you an offer: I will argue and fight for all of your rights, if you will do the same for me. That is the only way freedom can work. We have to respect all rights, all the time--and strive to win the rights of the other guy as much as for ourselves.

    If I am equal to another, how can I legitimately govern him without his express individual consent?

    There is no human being on earth I hate so much I would actually vote to inflict government upon him.

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    And from Chicago no less (pssst...don't tell the PresElect)

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    Our FF, dead white men told us of all the dangers of democracy but we forgot and ignored and so are doomed to relearn their lessons. I fear that there isn't enough spine remaining to reproduce the American Revolution.

    Prepare to be assimilated by the BOG! Resistance to the Obamination is futile.

    George Orwell, in Ninteen Eighty-four had it just right, but for the misspelling of Big Brother's predicate.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cult_of_personality
    A cult of personality or personality cult arises when a country's leader uses mass media to create a heroic public image through unquestioning flattery and praise. Cults of personality are often found in dictatorships.
    Common obaminable campaign signs nearby featured silhouette caricatures reminiscent of the 'Andre the Giant Has a Posse' OBEY Giant posters.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:ObeyGiant.jpg
    OBEY Giant poster on building

    Either we are equal or we are not. Good people ought to be armed where they will, with wits and guns and the truth. Obaminable NRA *******

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    Thank you, Sir, for bringing this site to my attention. It is truly a wonderful resource.

    John Locke's 2nd Treatise holds some incredible words of wisdom for our time.

    http://press-pubs.uchicago.edu/found...s/v1ch3s2.html

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