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“No state has an inherent right to survive through conscript troops and, in the long run, no state ever has. Roman matrons used to say to their sons: "Come back with your shield, or on it." Later on, this custom declined. So did Rome.”     Robert A. Heinlein,    The Notebooks of Lazarus Long

November 29, 2005

Quote To Ponder

by Eric

“A free people [claim] their rights as derived from the laws of nature, and not as the gift of their chief magistrate.”

– Thomas Jefferson (Rights of British America, 1774)


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  1. Any other view of rights makes them merely a priviledge of the state and subject to the whims of the state.

    Comment by Kevin — November 29, 2005 @ 7:11 pm

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