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"Any nation that thinks more of its ease and comfort than its freedom will soon…

30 Aug

"Any nation that thinks more of its ease and comfort than its freedom will soon lose its freedom; and the ironical thing about it is that it will lose its ease and comfort too."

– W. Somerset Maugham

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  1. Nick Beenham

    Nick BeenhamNo Gravatar

    August 30, 2013 at 12:36 pm

    ???

     
  2. Ken Foreman

    Ken ForemanNo Gravatar

    August 30, 2013 at 12:39 pm

    Reading M. Somerset Maugham about the twilight of the British Empire, and I'm seeing parallels in the United States.  We've over-extended ourselves, we have a disruptive foreign policy, and we're divided at home.  I'm wondering if we've passed our peak as a nation?

    Americans no longer seek freedoms, but comforts.  In our domestic surveillance and internal squabbles, we'll soon be denied even those.

     
  3. Nick Beenham

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    August 30, 2013 at 12:55 pm

    I agree :)

     
  4. I.M. Iquitoz

    I.M. IquitozNo Gravatar

    August 30, 2013 at 1:09 pm

    Every power declines in time. Apparently most USers do not remember the rise and fall of so many ancient and recent powers they studied in history class.

     
  5. James Clark

    James ClarkNo Gravatar

    August 30, 2013 at 9:42 pm

    'studied in history class'?  You don't seem to know your fellow citizens.  For the most part they are lazy and have no vision.  This is incredibly negative to say but look around, nearly all of the focal points are wrong.