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  •  Not to state the obvious, but I thought your post (0+ / 0-)

    clearly stated your goal. I believe and generally agree with those who state their  principles tell them that the President is too entangled in this weave to omit, but I'd certainly agree that over and over again Congress oozes on by as that man with the  "winning smile"  (how dismissive) gets it over and over again. I think we can try discussing both the MIC and the Intelligence community, but for many of us, those two enormous powers seem beyond our power to effect. And the US media? I don't know how we get any news at all without going online and searching many times for sources outside our own country. Once again we kind of slept through the deregulation and then the following Murdoch tyranny, in which a man with loyalty to no country whatsoever gained a media monopoly in more than one country. We did not pay the price of eternal vigilance (most of us), and now have an overwhelming and desperate catch-up to attempt.

    Or, as others posit, much of this is the fact of globalization, and the decline of nation-states. Still, there is work to be done, because as it turns out, the fear of one world government is more likely to be the reality of rule by world corporations.    (Just my exceptionally limited 2 cents).

    Still, a typically quality post which generated quality and informative comments. Thanks.

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