Discuss this quote... If you dare?

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    "Gentlemen [of the Constitutional convention] you see that in the
    anarchy in which we live, society manages much as before. Take care, if
    our disputes last too long, that the people will come to think they can
    just as easily do without us."

    ~ Benjamin Franklin

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    boy those were the good ole days!

    Nowadays we can't buy bread without them.
     
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    It means despite what politicians do or say, life goes on.
     
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    Our government is a self perpetuating bunch of retards. If they all just went away, we'd all be the better for it.
     
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    Like if we blew the top ten floors off the Capitol nobody would notice?

    "The Secretariat building in New York has 38 stories," Bolton said. "If it lost ten stories, it wouldnÂ’t make a bit of difference."

    John Bolton In His Own Words: Bush's UN Ambassador Nominee Condemns United Nations
     
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    I think the country would be better off if the states were their own countries.

    Less powerful and less likely to go around the world invading everything.

    Also open to the idea of maybe not each separate state as they are drawn now being entirely separate but maybe if the US was split into maybe 4 or more parts from what it is now?

    Thoughts?
     
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    [ame=http://www.amazon.com/Questions-About-American-History-Supposed/dp/0307346684]Amazon.com: 33 Questions About American History You're Not Supposed to Ask (9780307346681): Thomas E. Woods Jr.: Books[/ame]

    see chapter six
     
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    History shows how well that worked for the Greeks and Europe. No, that is not the answer.
     
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    Seems to me that Franklin was admonishing the politicians at the convention that if they didn't stop squabbling and find a solution, the people would and it might not be pretty.
     
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    Ben was just pointing out the stupidity of the proles.
     

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