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First Draft – Duty

May 29, 2006

From Athenae at First Draft
A couple of quotes to provide food for thought:

I hereby declare, on oath, that I absolutely and entirely renounce and abjure all allegiance and fidelity to any American Emperor, corporate potentate, rogue state or false sovereignty, of whom or which I have heretofore been a subject or citizen. I will support and defend the Constitution and laws of the United States of America against all enemies, foreign and domestic. I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same. I will sadly bear arms on behalf of the United States if necessary to defend it. I will seek out opportunities for work of local and national importance in defense of freedom and justice, and finally, that I will remember always that one of the defenses of freedom is its exercise.
— Kos diary

America isn’t easy. America is advanced citizenship. You’ve got to want it bad, because it’s gonna put up a fight. It’s gonna say, “You want free speech? Let’s see you acknowledge a man whose words make your blood boil who is standing center stage and advocating at the top of his lungs that which you would spend a lifetime opposing at the top of yours.
— The American President

Go read the rest:
First Draft – Duty


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