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  •  I read that piece (5+ / 0-)

    and thought he did a wonderful job of laying it all out.The program the right is using to destroy our democracy.Funnily enough like many here I am an inveterate reader and am currently reading a book called "Trample an Empire down" by Mack Reynolds.Reynolds is one of my favorite science fiction authors.The book is about some fellas who decide to start another political party, mostly out of boredom.The reason I mention it is I found a quote in the book and was amazed to see that one member of the founding fathers, at least, anticipated our present predicament.

    James Madison said two centuries ago, "We are free today substantially, but the day will come when our Republic will be an impossibility. ... A Republic cannot stand upon bayonets, and when the day comes, when the wealth of the nation will be in the hands of a few, then we must rely upon the wisdom of the best elements in the country to readjust the laws of the nation to the changed conditions.

    Clearly the "best elements" no longer believe in the old fashioned notion of Noblesse Oblige which is defined in the Oxford English Dictionary as:suggesting noble ancestry constrains to honorable behavior; privilege entails to responsibility.If your the Koch Brothers or one of their many minions privilege leads to more privilege and to hell with the rest of us.The question remains what are we to do.I know the idea here is to elect better Democrats, my question is where are they?

    End the tyranny of the 1%!

    by MasterfullyInept on Thu Sep 08, 2011 at 07:41:38 PM PDT

    •  The problem is, a readjustment of the laws (0+ / 0-)

      takes time to achieve.

      when the day comes, when the wealth of the nation will be in the hands of a few, then we must rely upon the wisdom of the best elements in the country to readjust the laws of the nation to the changed conditions

      (from MasterfullyInept post above)

      Democrats - We represent America!

      by phonegery on Fri Sep 09, 2011 at 06:31:53 AM PDT

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