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Well, if folks are looking for quotes, etc. from both sides of the fence, here is a quick selection, shamelessly stolen from sites on the Net dealing with the concept of authoritarian control and universal law (particularily law created for the good of the people). ---------

"There is the great silent, continuous struggle; the struggle between the State and the individual; between the State which demands and the Individual who attempts to evade such demands. Because the individual, left to himself, unless he be a saint or a hero, always refuses to pay taxes, obey laws, or go to war."
- Benito Mussolini

"I'm here because I want to redefine the meaning of citizenship in America.... If you're asked in school, 'What does it mean to be a good citizen?' I want the answer to be, 'Well, to be a good citizen, you have to obey the law, you've got to go to work or be in school, you've got to pay your taxes and - oh, yes, you have to serve....'"
- Bill Clinton

"And so a lot of people say there's too much personal freedom. When personal freedom's being abused, you have to move to limit it. That's what we did in the announcement I made last weekend on the public housing projects, about how we're going to have weapon sweeps and more things like that to try to make people safer in their communities."
Bill Clinton,

"To destroy arms, however, is not enough. We must create even as we destroy - creating world-wide law and law enforcement as we outlaw world-wide war and weapons."

John F. Kennedy Future of the United Nations Organizations 1961

"By the end of this decade (2000 AD) we will live under the first One World Government that has ever existed in the society of nations ... a government with absolute authority to decide the basic issues of human survival. One world government is inevitable."

Pope John Paul II quoted by Malachi Martin in the book "The Keys of This Blood"

We have before us the opportunity to forge for ourselves and for future generations a New World Order, a world where the rule of law, not the rule of the jungle, governs the conduct of nations. When we are successful, and we will be, we have a real chance at this New World Order, an order in which a credible United Nations can use its peacekeeping role to fulfill the promise and vision of the U.N.'s founders."

President George Bush

I don't know. None of it sounds particularly cheery to me.

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