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3.13.2004

Arnold Schwarzenegger For President,
By Thomas Paine, American patriot

" . . . Neither has any generation a property in the generations which are to follow. The parliament or the people of 1688, or of any other period, has no more right to dispose of the people of the present day, or to bind or to control them in any shape whatever, than the parliament or the people of the present day have to dispose of, bind or control those are to live a hundred or a thousand years hence. Every generation is, and must be, competent to all the purposes which its occasions require. It is the living, and not the dead, that are to be accommodated. . . . "


Quoted in the April, 2004 Atlantic Monthly


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