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    YOU are responsible for your actions. Period. While it is easy to brag about your litle successes in life, it is an almost universal trait in humankind to externalize (or find external "cause") for your failures.

    Hence the "blame game", played not only at the individual level but at the group level also. (Witness Congress' antics, scapegoating and finger pointing.)

    Until the vast majority of the citizenry of this Country can look at themselves in the mirror and admit that THEY are the reason why they are in the situation in life they are and no one else.... then the blame game goes on, the whining goes on and our capacity for individual thought, action and responsibility continues to wane.

    Fanatics of any sort are dangerous! -GG-
    Which part of "... shall NOT be infringed..." confuses you?
    Well now, aren't WE a pair, Raggedy Man? (Thunderdome)

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    If ye love wealth greater than liberty, the tranquility of servitude greater than the animating contest for freedom, go home from us in peace. We seek not your counsel, nor your arms. Crouch down and lick the hand that feeds you. May your chains set lightly upon you; and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen.
    --- Samuel Adams

    Those who expect to reap the benefits of freedom, must, like men, undergo the fatigue of supporting it.
    --- Thomas Paine

    God grants liberty only to those who love it, and are always ready to guard and defend it.
    --- Daniel Webster (1834)

    We have confused the free with the free and easy.
    --- Adlai Stevenson

    If an American is to amount to anything he must rely upon himself, and not upon the State; he must take pride in his own work, instead of sitting idle to envy the luck of others. He must face life with resolute courage, win victory if he can, and accept defeat if he must, without seeking to place on his fellow man a responsibility which is not theirs.
    --- Teddy Roosevelt, Review of Reviews, January 1897

    Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.
    --- Thomas Edison

    A man who has nothing for which he is willing to fight, nothing which is more important than his own personal safety, is a miserable creature and has no chance of being free unless made and kept so by the exertions of better men than himself.
    --- John Stuart Mill

    The problems we face today are there because the people who work for a living are outnumbered by those who vote for a living.
    --- Les Morris

    Life's tough ... it's even tougher if you're stupid.
    --- John Wayne
    Posterity: you will never know how much it has cost my generation to preserve your freedom. I hope you will make good use of it.--- John Quincy Adams
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  4. If you want to make someone angry tell him a lie; if you want to make him furious, tell him the truth. All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed , second it is violently opposed, and third it is accepted as self-evident.

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