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  •  Um ... (none)
    You're really from Chicago, huh? And you think they closed the doors to do greater good?

    Read much Royko?

    (my head is spinning ...)

    vote early - vote often

    by wystler on Tue Nov 09, 2004 at 10:45:57 PM PST

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    •  Everything in moderation (none)
      Chicago in the Richard J. Daley era is probably the ultimate point of American corruption.  But that doesn't mean a little secrecy is always a bad thing.  The Constitution has a bunch of undemocratic institutions in it for a reason.  And frankly, often when we try to make those institutions more democratic we severely weaken their power to reflect the public good.  Think ballot initiatives in California or direct election of judges.
      •  No (none)
        Plenty of deeper corruption in this nation. But folks who don't pay much attention don't know about it. All around the country during prohibition, and in other big cities during other periods too. Boss Tweed & Tammany Hall, anybody? Warren G. Harding presidency? All big cities have done business that way.

        vote early - vote often

        by wystler on Wed Nov 10, 2004 at 06:54:52 AM PST

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