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To: Red Steel

“When any government, or any church for that matter, undertakes to say to its subjects, ‘This you may not read, this you must not see, this you are forbidden to know,’ the end result is tyranny and oppression, no matter how holy the motives. Mighty little force is needed to control a man whose mind has been hoodwinked; contrariwise, no amount of force can control a free man, a man whose mind is free. No, not the rack, not fission bombs, not anything—you can’t conquer a free man; the most you can do is kill him.”
-— Robert A. Heinlein, If This Goes On, 1940


3 posted on 01/11/2009 11:04:49 PM PST by Eye of Unk (How strangely will the Tools of a Tyrant pervert the plain Meaning of Words! SA)
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To: Eye of Unk
No, not the rack, not fission bombs, not anything—you can’t conquer a free man; the most you can do is kill him.” -— Robert A. Heinlein, If This Goes On, 1940

That is why Communists, Islamists, all Totalitarians, kill so many people. An open mind, a free man, is their mortal enemy.

4 posted on 01/11/2009 11:22:35 PM PST by Mind-numbed Robot (Not all that needs to be done needs to be done by the government)
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