"Submission to a dominating influence"
"slavery." Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary. 2010.
http://www.merriam-webster.com (August 2010)
There is no mention of race, sex, or creed in this definition. If you cannot defend yourself you are no better off than a slave. Everyone who gives up their rights, or allows their rights to be taken away, is a slave.
Elect our government representatives to represent us, not enslave us.
To ensure that our liberties are not infringed, we must be vigilant, we must vote, and we must do so with wisdom.