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  •  With due respect to fellow native Virginians... (5+ / 0-)

    For all his good qualities, Jefferson could also be something of an ass.

    This is absolutely true. Jefferson was so enraptured with his utopian vision of a nation of Yeoman Farmers, that he seemingly hoped that Hamilton and Adams' merchants, artisans and general townsfolk would vanish by means of some secular economic rapture.

    Had he conceded that Hamilton's merchants weren't going anywhere anytime soon, he might have successfully argued for an initial baseline regulatory regime in our beginnings as a nation, if for no other reason than to protect his frontiersmen from the tyranny of the merchants' pricing power.

    Medicare: Government-run Health Care since 1965

    by Egalitare on Sun Aug 23, 2009 at 07:49:09 AM PDT

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