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  •  The colonists took many years (3+ / 0-)

    to get ready to throw off King George III.

    BUT -- they didn't have a unified culture as we (Blues) mostly do.

    They didn't have instant communications (Net, cell phones, TV images) as we do.

    They didn't have the warning example of Fascist Germany and Europe enslaved and the Holocaust to alarm them as early as we ought to be alarmed.

    AND -- they didn't have the brilliant star of the World's First Democratic Republic -- OURS! -- shining before them.  They had to make it themselves!

    All we have to do is keep it.

    Yes, we should have been all over this, somewhere in between the Supreme Court coup, and the Iraq invasion.  

    The many who waited "to be sure" -- are you sure now?

    If a thousand men were not to pay their tax bills this year, that would not be a violent and bloody measure, as it would be to pay them, and enable the State...

    by HenryDavid on Sat Jul 15, 2006 at 08:53:05 AM PDT

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