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"Governments don't have people: people have governments."

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Submitted by Abu Nudnik (Canada), Aug 18, 2009 at 18:03

This line by Ronald Reagan distinguishes between a free people and one enslaved. Either government is the servant of the people or its master. Brennan's disturbing assumption that government is the provider is the antithesis of what made America the great country it has become. The Constitution limited the power of government to empower the citizenry instead, thus creating an explosion of creativity and productivity, a level of power, influence and wealth not seen since the Roman Empire.

The sycophancy is very disturbing too, I agree... it's like the "Dear Leader" now sits in Washington and his opinions are not just that but somehow the kind of Truth Chinese people carried in their "Little Red Books." Naturally, the Marxist misinterpretation, useless and dangerous in the 20th century and suicidal in the 21st, prevails: the class war is on, the clash of civilizations, the war of supercessionist religious fanatacism just a fiction of religio-racist Islamaphobes ...

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