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The Berlin Wall fell 20 years ago today

It was a great day in history. A huge number of people who had been living under Communist tyranny are free today, and free to travel.

The Berlin Wall illustrated an important principle and an important right. The principle is that when a government becomes oppressive enough, it is not enough to control  the citizens and suppress dissent. It also has to  prevent people from escaping it's reach, generally by not allowing people to leave.  The corollary right is the right of the people to vote with their feet when all else fails. It is the liberty of last resort, and when it has been snuffed out, all freedom has been snuffed out.

The fall of the Berlin Wall is worth remembering and more importantly, worth understanding.