Starship troopers
by Robert A. Heinlein
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Since sovereign franchise is the ultimate in human authority, we insure that all who wield it accept the ultimate in social responsibility - we require each person who wishes to exert control over the state to wage his life - and lose it, if need be - to save the life of the state. The maximum responsability a human can accept is thus equated to the ultimate authority a human can exert.
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Since sovereign franchise is the ultimate in human authority, we insure that all who wield it accept the ultimate in social responsibility - we require each person who wishes to exert control over the state to wage his life - and lose it, if need be - to save the life of the state. The maximum respo... More

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