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To: Seizure
Very few topics evoke intense emotions like this one. Most people immediately posture themselves into the position where they are defending the government that we currently have, and anyone who doesn't support them is the enemy. Those who are dismantling our beloved nation count on this response because it provides good people, (who normally would stop them) with a different enemy.
I love my country. My family (like many others) has sacrificed many family members from the Revolution to Vietnam, with many serving in both Gulf wars (fortunately we haven't lost any in the Gulf yet). I myself have served my time. By causing this "rally the wagons" mentality, our enemies have essentially free reign to do as they want. I long for our Republic where we enjoyed liberty not because the central government allows it, but because they were powerless to prevent it. Now we still enjoy relative freedom but it is much like living under a good king - times may be good, but you are still a subject. Back in the late 60's and early 70's when I grew up, the trap had been set already, but the electorate still could have regained control. It is too late now. I'm not sure what form our government will take after the metamorphosis is finished. I suspect it will be a mixture, sort of a democratic, socialist something, with the "electorate" given a choice between socialists so the illusion of liberty still exists.

Cordially,
GE
40 posted on 11/08/2005 7:22:22 AM PST by GrandEagle
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To: GrandEagle

I recall watching a improptu press conference with President Bush. In response to a question asked by a reporter, President Bush quipped,

"I wish this were a dictatorship and I was the dictator."

Hmm...


45 posted on 11/08/2005 8:07:47 AM PST by Seizure (More medication, please...)
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To: GrandEagle

I couldn't agree more. Whatever principles true conservatives cling to, principles that will not be compromised, will be relegated to the bench. One, because by and large, people to the left of genuine conservatives have no principles. Two, moderates and "compassionate" conservatives will surrender theirs for the good of the party, even if that means putting the Republican party on life support.

Yes, I find it humorous that there are conservatives who deride and laugh at liberals who launch personal attacks due to lack of sound, factual argument. Then on the other hand, attack fellow conservatives who shine a light on serious (or dangerous) breeches within the Republican party.

Lately, I have been called a "dummie" and a "troll" by "GloriaJane".

Read the posts exchanged between herself and me under the article: Given the mainstream media, it's a wonder Republicans win anything... (the title is close enough...I think you may have posted responses there).


50 posted on 11/08/2005 11:38:16 AM PST by Seizure (More medication, please...)
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