What is there to learn from history?

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    Simple, that history changed after millions of years when Jefferson discovered that freedom from liberal government was the missing element that had held humanity back for millions of years!!
     
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    That's why Jefferson owned human beings, including his mistress and their children.

    Edward, why are you so weird?
     
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    Jefferson was one of our best Democratic Presidents
     
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    Too stupid and 100% CON$ervoFascist. What does your fear tell you?
     
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    As a Democrat, Jefferson valued liberty and freedom

    Values Democrats still value
     
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    What is there to learn from history?

    I think the great Lord Acton summed it up rather well with this, “Power tends to corrupt and absolute power corrupts absolutely.”

    Man is a weak and fallible being. Giving one or several people the power to control the rest of us, leads to disaster over and over again.

    Pretty much explains centuries of murder, suffering, and destruction committed by the powers that be. You would think the people would learn, but no.

    Today power in America and around the world continues to be centralized into the hands of a few, who have and will cause great harm.
     
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    Gipper, all of that is true.

    However, democracy with an enforcement of minority rights, remains the best form of government.

    This talk of communism or libertarianism in America would only bring even more suffering.
     
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    Democracy you say? I do not want democracy in its most pure form. That is mob rule.

    I prefer a representative republic with many checks and balances...sort of like the one our Founders designed.
     
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    The beauty of history on these boards is that history can be what ever posters want it to be. If a poster wants Jefferson to be a conservative, bingo, Jefferson is a conservative, if he wants Romney to have delivered the Gettysburg Address, bingo Romney delivered it. These politial bends of history by poster's I call "opinion-history." Do they work, if you want to believe, they work.
     
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    Democracy with minority protection. You ignored that second part. No, the republic of our Founders was so impaired concerning human rights that it had to be amended. So it was in both politics and war. We are not going back.

     

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