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  •  Even when we practice nation building... (10+ / 0-)

    I find it interesting that we rarely model any of the states that we have a hand in creating after our own system.

    •  I'll take this opportunity to commend (2+ / 0-)
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      david78209, Munchkn

      your essay writing skills. It ain't for nothing that you are a front pager. Many thought provoking insights contained up there. Keep them coming, sport.

      "Words ought to be a little wild for they are the assault of thought on the unthinking." - J M Keynes

      by Fuzzy Dais on Sun Apr 19, 2009 at 08:53:35 AM PDT

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    •  Devilstower - FOX has been promoting John Birch (4+ / 0-)

      stuff - albeit, I am not sure they know what they've been doing.  I have only seen it referenced a couple of times on the internets, too.  Glenn Beck is behind it. Crooks and Liars in Flying under the Radar with the John Birch Society had a great post the other day about it.  I think we on the internets are probably going to have to be the ones that need to air this more, since the MSM, as usual, seems to be totally missing it.  

      That 912 project Beck's been weeping about flogging? I've been reading his site and a number of message boards - he has a reading list, and top of the charts is this: The 5000 Year Leap, a book written by a supporter of the John Birch Society, W. Cleon Skousen, like Beck, a Mormom.  Interesting - the Christian Fundamentalists are rather wary of Mormonism.

      There are also some books that offer a look at "The REAL" George Washington, Thomas Jefferson etc. As you can imagine, they seem to highlight only what the authors want you to know.

      I haven't had a chance to read any of these yet, but the people on the Beck message boards are eating this stuff up.

      I think FOX is fomenting an upheaval, but I do not think the GOP will be happy with it - the boards are full of talk of the need to start a new party, very anti-politician, anti-Washington, anti-liberal/progressive (there is a book about the evils of everything progressive on the list too, btw)...I was wondering where Beck was getting his bizarre ideas....starting with the Beckian reading list gives us a good idea.

      He does describe himself as "a libertarian".  As long as he is anti-Obama, anti-Liberal, it seems OK with FOX....but I am not sure the GOP is going to like what Beck is stirring up. It's like they've happily stirred up a hornets nest without realizing they are the guys that stand to get stung the most in the end.

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