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H. L. Mencken's New Deal Constitution
lewrockwell.com | June, 1937 | H. L. Mencken

Posted on 04/06/2002 10:19:59 AM PST by breakem

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To: BluesDuke
Today, alas, he'd be considered anything from a far right wingnut (by the left) to a venal lunatic and unrealistic obstructionist bent on throwing it all to the left by default (by today's alleged right).

I think I'm going to pick up A Mencken Chrestomathy and reread now that I am on the right....be interesting to see if my understanding and perspective on his writing has changed. I sure have!!!! Thanks.

51 posted on 04/07/2002 6:51:36 PM PDT by LoneGreenEyeshade
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To: LoneGreenEyeshade
Keep it going.
52 posted on 04/08/2002 7:13:45 AM PDT by Countyline
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To: breakem
Good idea. Hey, it's catching on ...
53 posted on 04/08/2002 7:15:56 AM PDT by Countyline
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To: breakem
"The concept that we all have the right to not be offended is ruining the country."

Too true. Isn't it obvious to people? It has to be turned around and headed another direction?

It is my observation that Europe being an old culture and there for us to see their "mistakes objectively", now and before ... that still we do the 'same things' that we see failed miserably. As well as the things that are greatly hampering their countries today. It's a sort of myopic blindness ... that it will work for our country when it didn't work for them Communism, socialism, gun confiscation, socialized medicine. weakened military, U.N. involvement, one world order, etcerta ... We are making some very bad choices.

It is a path we are following on with ... look at France ... just one example.

"Vigilence is the price of freedom"

54 posted on 04/08/2002 7:33:25 AM PDT by Countyline
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To: MyPetMonkey
I like those surveys where they show people the language of the bill of rights and the majority oppose it.
56 posted on 04/08/2002 10:15:06 AM PDT by breakem
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To: Countyline
One thing I might do that the French do. Go sit at the street corner, sip my favorite beverage, and watch beautiful women walk by. For those of us riding off into the sunset.
57 posted on 04/08/2002 10:17:57 AM PDT by breakem
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To: breakem
All of this has come to pass under the current Constitution. There is no need for Mencken's version.
58 posted on 04/08/2002 10:19:00 AM PDT by Wolfie
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To: Wolfie
Maybe we could get Congress to propose his language as more "realistic." Yes, I dare to use Congress and realistic in the same senttence. : )
59 posted on 04/08/2002 10:30:16 AM PDT by breakem
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To: BluesDuke
BUMP!
60 posted on 04/08/2002 9:18:31 PM PDT by Scholastic
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To: Countyline;breakem
"The concept that we all have the right to not be offended is ruining the country."
Too true. Isn't it obvious to people? It has to be turned around and headed another direction?

"It is the ideological adversaries of the Left who float on the wave of a future that is free." David Horowitz, "Radical Son"

One of a few dozen favorite quotes of mine these days.

61 posted on 04/08/2002 9:34:43 PM PDT by LoneGreenEyeshade
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To: LoneGreenEyeshade
allow me
62 posted on 04/08/2002 10:14:26 PM PDT by breakem
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To: breakem
Not only is it still applicable today....I think the idiots in government have mistaken Mencken's work for the REAL thing!!!!

Maybe...they need to be told of their mistake...

redrock

63 posted on 04/09/2002 12:04:50 AM PDT by redrock
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To: redrock
I doubt most of them have read either version. : )
64 posted on 04/09/2002 11:49:10 AM PDT by breakem
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To: breakem
bump
65 posted on 05/11/2002 11:41:47 PM PDT by weikel
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To: weikel
well! Bump you too!
66 posted on 05/12/2002 11:00:42 PM PDT by breakem
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