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  •  Using the U.S. Constitution as a model elsewhere (3+ / 0-)
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    would be a theoretical impossibility. It is simply incapable of addressing the complications of the modern world.

    There can be no protection locally if we're content to ignore the fact that there are no controls globally.

    by oldpotsmuggler on Sun Jan 27, 2013 at 08:17:43 PM PST

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    •  So true. (3+ / 0-)
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      Our high court rulings are generally ignored on the world court stage as well. At one time the Supreme Court used to be cited around the globe. But now, the big decisions -- like the health care reform mandate -- elicit a "Wtf is that about?" at the global level.

      It's embarrassing.



      Denial is a drug.

      by Pluto on Sun Jan 27, 2013 at 08:23:22 PM PST

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    •  Or Its Own World. We Had Depressions and panics (2+ / 0-)
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      frequently since the ink was still wet. Press freedom, a freedom for corporations, is the single greatest disaster ever to hit civilization.

      We are called to speak for the weak, for the voiceless, for victims of our nation and for those it calls enemy.... --ML King "Beyond Vietnam"

      by Gooserock on Sun Jan 27, 2013 at 08:49:20 PM PST

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      •  i hope that populism is a concept that will (1+ / 0-)
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        finally catch on here. Rule by people certainly couldn't be any worse than rule by dollars.

        There can be no protection locally if we're content to ignore the fact that there are no controls globally.

        by oldpotsmuggler on Mon Jan 28, 2013 at 06:37:00 AM PST

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    •  If some (2+ / 0-)
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      nation we just invaded to establish a democratic government brought a document like our constitution to us to approve as their governing document we would laugh at them.  Our constitution does not gives us a democracy, it is a republic.  Not everyone is equal in a republic.

      I am with you oldpotsmuggler, lets get a real constitution written (I would prefer a parliamentarian government) and throw out the old one.  

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