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  •  Are all the laws, but one, to go unexecuted and (5+ / 0-)

    the government itself go to pieces, lest that one be violated

    Abraham Lincoln to a joint session of Congress on his reasoning for ignoring a court ruling ordering the release of civilian Confederate sympathizers being held by the US Army in military prisons (Ex Parte Merryman case)

    •  Yep, you get the idea... (3+ / 0-)
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      barry s, Wendys Wink, phonegery

      but very few here do.  I wonder why?

      •  The GOP wants to destroy the USA (3+ / 0-)

        as we know it and return to the some 1850s Randian ideal that never existed.  

        I think President Obama has the right, indeed the obligation and duty, to take such action to thwart the GOP in their efforts.

        •  If the GOP "wants to destroy the USA," is that not (3+ / 0-)
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          andersr, phonegery, gzodik

          treason? If not, why not?

          I don't think the GOP, in mass, wants to destroy the USA. But, they have a really funny way of showing it. I believe that the plutocracts and oligarchy wants to destroy the USA and complete thier global initiative of having a ruling class and the rest of the world works for them, rather than their nation. They call it "Globalization," which is a fancy term for only one nation called Greed.

          They won't win in the end.

          So, there you have it, but whadda ya got?

          by Wendys Wink on Thu Dec 27, 2012 at 05:57:25 AM PST

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          •  They want to destroy the engine of economic growth (2+ / 0-)
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            that made the USA a modern power.

            The fundamental plank in the 1860s GOP platform was using federal power to aid economic development. From tariffs used to protect embryonic industries, to using federal resources to build the transcontinental railroad, to the Morrill Act to provide those embryonic industries with highly trained workers, the GOP of Lincoln's Era was committed to federal involvement in the economy.

            The Nawab of the current GOP, Grover Norquist, would not have allowed any of those acts to pass.

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