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  •  john hancock, like you, dear squirmy, (4+ / 0-)

    was brash. fearless brash.
    you wanna signature? i'll give ya a signature:
    now, shut yer piehole, george.
    the people woke up.

    plus maybe, just maybe, my cousin, in georgia, where a couple of john's sons went to live ... maybe his dad ... maybe his grandfather ... i'm working on it.

    @Hugh: There is no Article II power which says the Executive can violate the Constitution. * Addington's perpwalk? TRAILHEAD of accountability for Bush-2 Crimes.

    by greenbird on Sun Jul 07, 2013 at 12:00:33 AM PDT

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    •  Thomas Paine was a radical (8+ / 0-)
      "Government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil; in its worst state, an intolerable one," ~~ Thomas Paine
      Thomas Paine (Quotes)

      I'm feelin' ya, Tom. I'm feelin' ya.

      'Cuz freedom can't protect itself ~~ EFF ~ EPIC ~ ACLU

      by markthshark on Sun Jul 07, 2013 at 01:23:30 AM PDT

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      •  He got more radical than that. (10+ / 0-)
        Cultivation is at least one of the greatest natural improvements ever made by human invention. It has given to created earth a tenfold value. But the landed monopoly that began with it has produced the greatest evil. It has dispossessed more than half the inhabitants of every nation of their natural inheritance, without providing for them, as ought to have been done, an indemnification for that loss, and has thereby created a species of poverty and wretchedness that did not exist before.

         In advocating the case of the persons thus dispossessed, it is a right, and not a charity, that I am pleading for.

        ......

        To create a national fund, out of which there shall be paid to every person, when arrived at the age of twenty-one years, the sum of fifteen pounds sterling, as a compensation in part, for the loss of his or her natural inheritance, by the introduction of the system of landed property:

         And also, the sum of ten pounds per annum, during life, to every person now living, of the age of fifty years, and to all others as they shall arrive at that age.

        Mr. Universe is a known degenerate Robotophile, and his sources include former Browncoat Traitors. What is their agenda in leaking top secret information about the Reavers and endangering us all?

        by JesseCW on Sun Jul 07, 2013 at 01:43:44 AM PDT

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