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Saturday, June 8, 2019

The Cost of Freedom and Who Has It

Freedom in America works best for those who can afford it. As the fellow said in The Grapes of Wrath, "You're just as free as you've got Jack to pay for it." It is not as much an idea as a commodity. It is not as much a liberated state of being as it is an item on the shelf that, along with the purchaser, may be purchased. It is not as much a right as a component of commerce.

Gerry Spence, From Freedom to Slavery, 1993

2 comments:

  1. Which is why Hillary Clinton is not in jail for crimes that would see we smelly Wal-Marters in prison for a 20-stretch.

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    1. What crime? And what is a smelly Wall-Martyr?

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