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To: 1010RD
We have a federation of states with a very limited federal government.

Well, that's the way it was supposed to be. But the states sold that early on, allowing the Feds to assume their debts.

Since that day in 1790, as Madison, Hamilton and Jefferson compromised over dinner, we've had a strong federal government with subordinate states.
36 posted on 08/30/2013 1:48:52 PM PDT by highball ("I never should have switched from scotch to martinis." -- the last words of Humphrey Bogart)
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To: highball

Not quite. The worst of it took place when Marx and the French exported their bad ideas. It makes sense - planning works and worked for the American corporate barons of the 19th century. It generated so much wealth for them that people left the poverty of the farms and worked in factories. Why?

Safer for one. Get injured on a farm and you face death, in a factory you have a chance and people will know. Pay was better along with the benefits of living in cities.

But, “do-gooders” only saw filth, tenements, immigrants and poverty. The same as existed out in the country, but invisibly. Then the first Roosevelt started his campaign for “progress” and a few idiots later you’ve got today.


54 posted on 08/30/2013 4:27:27 PM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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