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More frightening than plausible prophecies of societal ruin and factional barbarity are the powers amassed by those who would trigger it.

Is not the Threat to Liberty a Form of Tyranny in itself, when the subjective power exists with which to threaten it?

We yield power we vest, as it were, but what can be expected from arbitrary assignments of power, but its arbitrary and oppressive exercise.
That thou empower me in vain, I will exact upon thee again.

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~by Matt Bracken
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