The Preamble

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    So much discussion of the Pledge, here is the beginning of another interesting American writing:

    We the people of the United States, in order to form a more perfect union, establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare, and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.
     
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    Yet the first three words were a fallacy. Less than 20 % of the population of the colonies could vote let alone own property or hold office. So who's country was it? It was not even the majority.
     
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    The drafters had fistfights over such issues. It laid the groundwork for the finest nation on earth. By signing, the men created a most RADICAL nation. Most of Europe LAUGHED at it. As with the Declaration of Independence, the signers also condemned themselves to death, in the eyes of the British ruling class.

    And to top it off, from the late Barbara Jordan:

    "MY faith in the Constitution IS WHOLE, IT IS COMPLETE, IT IS TOTAL."
     
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    It was a different world then.

    The mere fact that these guys used the words they used set the stage for the flow of the real power from the top to the base.

    Now the mind numbed masses strive to support those who would rob the power from the base to maintain and strengthen the top.

    One great thing about giving away all of your rights is that you are left with no responsibilities. This is the end result of Democrat policy.
     
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    You're all right... Bring the Brits back over here and let's fight for this country again. Start it off on a better footing next time we win our independence.
     
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    It has worked out great; name ONE country better.
     
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    fredonia
     
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    Nonsense.

    Fundamental democratic policy, as with liberals in general, is to restrict government authority and protect individual liberty as intended by the Framers. Conservatives for the most part fight for the opposite, to subject our civil liberties to the rule of the majority, rather than the rule of law.
     
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    Fredonia or Freedonia? Texas vs. The MARX brothers.
     
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    Petoria..

    At least till it was invaded by the US
     

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