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To: Huck
The only safeguard against the gubmint is a populace that jealously and vigilantly guards and preserves its own freedom. Short of that, scheming politicians, lawyers, and thieves will always find a way to have their way.

Well said! And those schemers will sell plunder in exchange for power - and find plenty of takers among the people.

Only the people can maintain a representative republic. If they choose a democracy instead, all bets are off as to whether the nation will survive for long. (It'll depend on their leaders, I'm afraid. And that's not a bet I'd want to take!)

I'm sorry, Mr. Frankin, but we couldn't keep it.
24 posted on 07/30/2009 6:07:57 AM PDT by LearsFool ("Thou shouldst not have been old, till thou hadst been wise.")
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To: LearsFool

Err...Mr. Franklin. :-)


25 posted on 07/30/2009 6:10:38 AM PDT by LearsFool ("Thou shouldst not have been old, till thou hadst been wise.")
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