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  •  Liberty in the Founder's Conception (0+ / 0-)

    was a balance between deeply felt personal desires and the needs of the Common Good. A good government ruled by The People does that, if it has the Whole in mind when making decisions. They called that "Disinterested," and they found the most "Disinterested" man they could find, Washington, to lead the early nation. He had the balance almost right.

    Those two ideas are constantly in balanced conflict in any civilisation, and yet, the extremists say ANY government which restricts ANY of my personal desires is corrupt. That is the way to collapse the definition of Liberty advanced so skillfully by Madison and Jefferson. That is also what has happened to the Second Amendment to have so many extremists running around saying the first half simply does not exist because it is nullified by the second half. No balance. No democracy. No liberty.

    Figures don't lie, but liars do figure-Mark Twain

    by OregonOak on Thu Apr 25, 2013 at 04:46:01 PM PDT

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