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Roman Sandals in Hospital Halls
American Thinker ^ | August 22, 2011 A.D. | John F. Di Leo

Posted on 08/22/2011 7:22:03 PM PDT by jfd1776

The Illinois Department of Revenue has substituted the whim of a bureaucrat for the written law, in commencing a groundless project to strip non-profit status from Illinois hospitals.... Watch as we travel from Ancient Rome to modern-day Springfield, Illinois...

Roman life in the 5th century B.C. was pretty good, relatively speaking. Roman society had freed itself from the tyranny of Etruscan kings; the people had representation in the Council of the Plebs, and the nation was at peace. And a merchant class was rising from the fields; no longer was the society entirely made up of farmers, soldiers, and rulers. For probably the first time in history, there was a small but growing presence of what we would today call a middle class.

One major sticking point remained, however: the Law was entirely in the hands of the patrician class. The Senate had the ultimate power to decide what was the Law at any point in time, and it might well change from day to day, from morning to afternoon, from case to case.

Can this merchant sell his wares on this intersection? May that merchant sell by the bushel or by weight or by hand count? How are the taxes to be collected on this business, or that one, or on his, across the street?

(Excerpt) Read more at americanthinker.com ...


TOPICS: Government; Health/Medicine; Miscellaneous; Politics
KEYWORDS: ancientrome; hospital; illinois
The Illinois Department of Revenue has substituted the whim of a bureaucrat for the written law, in commencing a groundless project to strip non-profit status from Illinois hospitals.... Watch as we travel from Ancient Rome to modern-day Springfield, Illinois...
1 posted on 08/22/2011 7:22:07 PM PDT by jfd1776
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To: jfd1776

A cause for concern.


2 posted on 08/22/2011 7:35:50 PM PDT by Ciexyz
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To: Ciexyz
So, the nonprofit hospitals all relocate to nearby Indiana ~ along with all the heart surgeons, pediatricians, obstetricians, surgeons......... pharmaceutical manufacturers, serious pharmacists and those who manufacture medical equipment.

Did you know that all the babies born to residents of Southern Indiana get born in Vincinnes, Indiana.

Did you know that conferences between heart patients in Illinois and their physician/surgeons are held in a facility designed for that purpose in Gary, Indiana?

In Northern Illinois the babies go to Iowa and Wisconsin.

Illinois is unaccountably cool to the "medical industry".

This will eventually begin to affect Illinois "life expectancy".

3 posted on 08/22/2011 7:43:03 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: muawiyah

‘Souvrn’ Illinois” ~ correction ~ not Southern Indiana.


4 posted on 08/22/2011 7:50:59 PM PDT by muawiyah
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