The Political Quote Game

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    Its a very simple game. One person posts a quote and you respond to it with a quote of your own.

    I'll begin

    "If men through fear, fraud or mistake, should in terms renounce and give up any essential natural right, the eternal law of reason and the great end of society, would absolutely vacate such renunciation; the right to freedom being the gift of God Almighty, it is not in the power of Man to alienate this gift, and voluntarily become a slave."

    --John Adams, Rights of the Colonists, 1772
     
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    "I will not be a slave to any man, nor to any god"
    --MountainMan, a quote of my own, 2009
     
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    Sir Humphrey Appleby still has some of the best political quotes I have even heard, like this explanation of Britain's attitude towards the EU.

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    A quote of my own:

    "Why is East Hampton, Connecticut 30 miles west of Hampton, Connecticut?"
     
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    Why is New England nothing like old England?
     
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    A long habit of not thinking a thing wrong gives it a superficial appearance of being right. Thomas Paine
     
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    "Two wrongs don't make a right"
    --Almost every parent that has ever lived
     
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    "The tenth plank in Karl Marx's Manifesto for destroying our kind of civilization advocated the establishment of "free education for all children in public schools." There were several reasons why Marx wanted government to run the schools.&#8230;one of them [was that] &#8216;It is capable of exact demonstration that if every party in the State has the right of excluding from public schools whatever he does not believe to be true, then he that believes most must give way to him that believes least, and then he that believes least must give way to him that believes absolutely nothing, no matter in how small a minority the atheists or agnostics may be.&#8217;

    It is self-evident that on this scheme, if it is consistently and persistently carried out in all parts of the country, the United States system of national popular education will be the most efficient and widespread instrument for the propagation of atheism which the world has ever seen."
    &#8212; Ezra Taft Benson
     
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    Americans need to learn to resolve personal issues without using guns, lawyers or therapists.
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