The Lessons of History

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    A people get the government they deserve. If the voters in WI or throughout the several states decide to elect those who define liberty as the will of the majority we will have turned our backs on the principles upon which the founding fathers risked everything.

    The liberty of free association and the freedom to petition the government died in WI yesterday when the majority of voters decided to change the course of history. The fringe on the right wing of American politics is crowing in celebration not knowing - as none of us can know - what the consequences of such a vote will eventually mean; it seems President Jefferson had an idea of the meaning:

    "All, too, will bear in mind this sacred principle, that though the will of the majority is in all cases to prevail, that will to be rightful must be reasonable; that the minority possess their equal rights, which equal law must protect, and to violate would be oppression"
     
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    To the left, when they win, the people have spoken.
    To the left, when they lose, the majority is oppressing the minority.
     
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    Don't you love how when Liberals win they are the majority and what they say goes with no minority views allowed, and when they lose suddenly the minority has rights and the majority is NOT really supposed to run things?
     
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    How about a tissue, asswipe?
     
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    really? People can no longer freely associate with whomever they choose?

    I don't recall seeing a law passed yesterday that has that effect. Please... link?
     
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    WI got the government we deserve???

    Oh thank the LORD!

    We chose the right gov and lt. gov.
     
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    You may have chosen a frugal government, but is it wise?

    "A wise and frugal Government, which shall restrain men from injuring one another, which shall leave them otherwise free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned. This is the sum of good government, and this is necessary to close the circle of our felicities."
    T. Jefferson
     
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    Frugality IS financial wisdom. For a bankrupt or poor government cannot defend anyone from anything.

    So short answer, yes.

    Do you enjoy opening doors into your face, or is it just a commonplace bane of your life?
     
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    OP hates "Tyranny of the Majority" and rightly so, but seems to support a "Tyranny of the Minority".

    "You can't oppress me! Cause then I can't oppress you!"
     
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    It supports Tyranny.... as long as he is the tyrannt.
     

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