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    have their own complete experience of the world and to form their own consensus almost totally uninfluenced by the power structure that ruled them.

    They had more in common with Natives and Neanderthals than with us in that sense. So much so that the sole element of their proposed system that was remotely up to date with their own times --The Bill of Rights Freedom From Economic Monopoly-- never survived to ratification.

    Either not enough of them could see what our economy was evolving into to see the need for that protection, or enough of them did and intended to benefit from its obstruction.

    At the Continental Congress and the Constitutional Convention, the only people in the rooms were the ones that wore cotton and wool.

    Today none of those in our debating chambers who matter are able to wear clothes or eat food or bleed at all.

    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 Thu Jul 04, 2013 at 09:25:18 PM PDT

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