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Harvard’s "pet dissident" speaks out in an interview.
1 posted on 12/02/2012 3:21:03 PM PST by docbnj
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To: docbnj

Thank you for posting this.


2 posted on 12/02/2012 3:43:50 PM PST by elkfersupper ( Member of the Original Defiant Class)
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To: docbnj
"But if we get serious about what it means to vote, we immediately go to the notion of an informed voter. The others are all lesser voters, or even not voting at all. They're just indicating a belief, or a whim, but not making a wise choice. That's probably because they're not wise."

The Framing generation described such voters as being "without will." Slaves and indentured servants were dependent on others and had no place at the polls. To vote in Virginia meant a freehold of 50 unimproved, or 25 improved acres.

BTW, check Article I Section 2 and the 17th Amendment. Any state can still remove the parasites from voting for reps and senators.

3 posted on 12/02/2012 4:41:12 PM PST by Jacquerie ("How few were left who had seen the republic!" - Tacitus, The Annals)
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This interview with Harvey Mansfield is one for the ages.


4 posted on 12/02/2012 5:00:56 PM PST by WashingtonSource
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The main question facing the United States at this point is precisely this: were the Founders wrong in their assumption that Mankind can manage his own government.

At the moment, the reply isn’t looking too good.


5 posted on 12/02/2012 5:16:59 PM PST by Jack Hammer
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To: docbnj

Excellent article.


6 posted on 12/02/2012 5:23:01 PM PST by BibleGunClinger
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Harvey is the real deal, and was never the type of professor who went along to get along. He had a difficult career path at Harvard, but he did it with dignity & got into no small trouble exposing the race & grade situation in Cambridge that caused him a lot of career damage. His late second wife Delba Winthrop was an outstanding professor in Cambridge also.


7 posted on 12/02/2012 5:36:07 PM PST by LongWayHome
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To: docbnj

We all agree. But if you read the comments under the article on the WSJ site, you’ll soon see that we are living in a sick society.


10 posted on 12/02/2012 6:36:09 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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Communist Obamanation File.


11 posted on 12/02/2012 7:26:36 PM PST by Graewoulf ((Traitor John Roberts' Obama"care" violates Sherman Anti-Trust Law, AND the U.S. Constitution.))
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