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To: budo
It is perhaps hard to accept that people may choose a more centralized government than you would like, I too would prefer a less statist government than currently exists. But, the experiment is still in full force, and "this government of the people, by the people, and for the people" is still very much in the control of the people. It is unfortunate you cannot appreciate living in the greatest nation of man to ever grace this world.
139 posted on 06/23/2002 6:01:02 PM PDT by TheDon
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To: TheDon
Ah, yes...the kum by yah gloss. And sleight-of-hand, too. Are you contending that the people of the southern states chose 'more centralized govt', rather than having it rammed down their throats, via fire & sword? If so, then it follows that every people in history who were overrun, conquered & stiched into whichever megalomaniac's patchwork empire chose those fates as well. Pretty funny definition of 'choice'. Isn't it plainly evident that the last vestige of the experiment we have been discussing expired at Appomattox? And is the ability to appreciate the relative diffrentiation of America &, say, a yurt in outer Mongolia, apropos of anything? Or, is the description of my 'unfortunate' lack of 'appreciation'an example of the oh-so-short & placidly contented perspective of the thoroughly domesticated bovine who would urge all to capitulate overrated liberty & join the herd? Not me, brother.

140 posted on 06/23/2002 7:50:27 PM PDT by budo
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