Eternal vigilance is the price of liberty (Andrew Jackson)
Government is like ranching, and citizens are like cattle. Cattle think that ranchers are taking care of them by giving them food, water, and land. Likewise, citizens think, hope, or pretend, that governments are taking care of them by giving them rights, protection, and money. But in fact, both cattle and citizens are being bred, misled, and bled for profit. Like cattle, citizens are bred, misled, and bled by bloviating Big Brothers whose insatiable states, profligate professions, and mendacious media use citizenship like a branding iron.
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