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  •  North American cultures were matriarchal (3+ / 0-)
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    webranding, liz dexic, a2nite

    and consensual. The genius of government BY the people is that power is dispersed, to be brought together only in times of danger or stress.
    What progress is being made, if any, is a move towards the realization of what, from the beginning, was only an aspiration. Indeed, after the Civil War, it remained an aspiration when Lincoln pronounced his hope at Gettysburg.

    I think it is telling that Obama's Second Inaugural is not being referred to as the "We the People" speech. It confirms, for me, that that is where the challenge is perceived to lie.

    Shall the people govern or shall they be governed? That's the question.

    We organize governments to deliver services and prevent abuse.

    by hannah on Thu Jan 24, 2013 at 11:23:27 PM PST

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