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To: BillyBoy
Here is a picture of the guy that got the FedGov™ juggernaut rolling.

Also from Illinois.

19 posted on 08/27/2011 6:39:30 PM PDT by central_va ( I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: central_va
50% Believe Fed Government Has Too Much Influence Over States, 11% Say Not Enough

Isn't the percentage of black people in this country around 11%? Coincidence?

20 posted on 08/27/2011 6:40:37 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: central_va; Impy
Government was kept relatively small until FDR's presidency. During the post-civil war glided age of the late 1800s, most of our Presidents were profoundly conservative by today's standards and firm believers in private industry and traditional values. Calvin Coolidge (who was won over all the northern states and was opposed in every southern state) was most of the conservative presidents we ever had, even moreso than Reagan.

Then the great depression hit. FDR's "new deal" was known as "alphabet soup" because its record number of government agencies was unprecedented in American history. After enacting his socialist agenda, he received well over 80% of the vote in much of the so-called "conservative, limited-government" south, more so than anywhere else in the country.

A bunch of "our Republic is dead" freepers have claimed Abraham Lincoln "destroyed" our Republic in 1865, but then they also claim our Republic was "destroyed" in 1913. How was it "destroyed" in 1913 if Lincoln already killed it 48 years earlier? You guys might have more credibility if you could come up with a consensus date and stick with it.

By the way, Ronald Reagan (also from Illinois) was a huge fan of honest Abe and considered him a role model. His ancestors fought on Lincoln's side, not on the side of the "save slavery" fascist confederacy.

22 posted on 08/27/2011 11:08:13 PM PDT by BillyBoy (Impeach Obama? Yes We Can!)
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