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    last as long as they work well, and then last after that until the members of the organization who had been socialized into the old ways leave the organization. Since the leaders stay the longest, they usually are the representatives of the old ways of acting.

    That's why a lot of changes don't happen immediately. Our current crop of politicians, for example, represent older sources of power. But society is changing rapidly as all of the increased population move to large urban areas. The conservatives continue to control the rural low population districts and the progressives come from the newer city districts. Each represents the kinds of political power centers who sent him there. Janesville, WI? Population of 68,000 and shrinking? So they get the great Randian Paul Ryan, son of one of the power families there, to represent them.

    The US Supreme Court has by its actions and rhetoric has ceased to be legitimate. Whiskey Tango Foxtrot - over

    by Rick B on Mon Dec 31, 2012 at 01:16:10 PM PST

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