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  •  Did you go to the Texas Public Schools? (2+ / 0-)
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    agnostic, Mas Gaviota

    The social contract is a concept that was first promoted by John Jacques Rousseau in 1762.

    Oh, wait, he was a French guy, so you couldn't possibly have any interest - even if his writings and theories formed the backbone of western democracies, beginning with this band of non-US citizens who wrote all this weird revolutionary dogma in the 1770s. They even wanted to allow immigrants to be naturalized as citizens! Just look at this list of unpatriotic idiots, who not only listened to a Frenchy, but actually took him seriously!

    Column 1
    Georgia:
      Button Gwinnett
      Lyman Hall
      George Walton

    Column 2
    North Carolina:
      William Hooper
      Joseph Hewes
      John Penn
    South Carolina:
      Edward Rutledge
      Thomas Heyward, Jr.
      Thomas Lynch, Jr.
      Arthur Middleton

    Column 3
    Massachusetts:
    John Hancock
    Maryland:
    Samuel Chase
    William Paca
    Thomas Stone
    Charles Carroll of Carrollton
    Virginia:
    George Wythe
    Richard Henry Lee
    Thomas Jefferson
    Benjamin Harrison
    Thomas Nelson, Jr.
    Francis Lightfoot Lee
    Carter Braxton

    Column 4
    Pennsylvania:
      Robert Morris
      Benjamin Rush
      Benjamin Franklin
      John Morton
      George Clymer
      James Smith
      George Taylor
      James Wilson
      George Ross
    Delaware:
      Caesar Rodney
      George Read
      Thomas McKean

    Column 5
    New York:
      William Floyd
      Philip Livingston
      Francis Lewis
      Lewis Morris
    New Jersey:
      Richard Stockton
      John Witherspoon
      Francis Hopkinson
      John Hart
      Abraham Clark

    Column 6
    New Hampshire:
      Josiah Bartlett
      William Whipple
    Massachusetts:
      Samuel Adams
      John Adams
      Robert Treat Paine
      Elbridge Gerry
    Rhode Island:
      Stephen Hopkins
      William Ellery
    Connecticut:
      Roger Sherman
      Samuel Huntington
      William Williams
      Oliver Wolcott
    New Hampshire:
      Matthew Thornton

    Beware the everyday brutality of the averted gaze.

    by mataliandy on Mon Aug 09, 2010 at 11:49:51 AM PDT

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    •  Ah, you got me (0+ / 0-)

      I tell ya', you "critical thinkers" show off your ability at every turn. Apparently this bank of non-citizens was so impressed with Frenchy's contract, that they deemed it important enough to put into their own "dogma". Now, just point me to the section in the Declaration or Constitution where they declare that profits are to be shared or that social services are to be provided for the general welfare.

      •  How about starting with the preamble: (4+ / 0-)

        We the people of the United States, in order to form a more perfect union, establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare, and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.

        Or maybe Article 1, Section 2 would be more to your liking:

        Representatives and direct taxes shall be apportioned among the several states

        Or how about Article 1, Section 7:

        All bills for raising revenue shall originate in the House of Representatives; but the Senate may propose or concur with amendments as on other Bills.

        or Article 1, Section 8:

        The Congress shall have power to lay and collect taxes, duties, imposts and excises, to pay the debts and provide for the common defense and general welfare

        Oh, wait, you haven't actually read the constitution, have you? Or any of the letters and speeches of those who participated in the constitutional convention? 'Cuz if you had, you wouldn't have bothered with that last comment. Then again, you wouldn't be here trolling, either.

        BTW - being able to think critically insulates you from manipulation by those who might want to use the human penchant for greed to get you to work against your own best interests. You might want to try it sometime.

        Beware the everyday brutality of the averted gaze.

        by mataliandy on Mon Aug 09, 2010 at 12:10:03 PM PDT

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      •  Dude! you getting your ass kicked n/t (0+ / 0-)

        "Es mejor morir de pie que vivir de rodilla." E. Zapata

        by Mas Gaviota on Mon Aug 09, 2010 at 12:41:05 PM PDT

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      •  Ar tu esi durnas? (0+ / 0-)

        Translation from a non French language:
        My, aren't we ineffably stupid?

        What we call god is merely a living creature with superior technology & understanding. If their fragile egos demand prayer, they lose that superiority.

        by agnostic on Tue Aug 10, 2010 at 05:03:38 AM PDT

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