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  •  Here it is in a sentence: (3+ / 0-)
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    caul, hungeski, cotterperson

    In his essay, Civic Virtue and Western Civilization
    by William H. Young (Dec 01, 2011 for the National Association of Scholars),

    "The failure of classical republics due to internal dissent and factions coupled with this recent colonial experience led the Founders, notably Madison, to create a republican Constitution based primarily on the principles of Lockean liberalism. In that view, man is essentially a materialist who has natural rights, but unites with others in a community in order to preserve individual liberty, private property, and pursuit of self-interest through a strictly limited representative government of delegated authority. Each individual consents to be governed by a popular majority and to abide by its determinations."

    West. No further west. All sea. --Robert Grenier

    by Nicolas Fouquet on Sat Nov 02, 2013 at 10:03:49 PM PDT

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