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Happy day after the Fourth of July! Between yesterday and today there seems to have been written here and other places lots of commentary on what our country is or what it represents. Let me add my thoughts to the cacophony.

But first let me give credit to the person who put my brain on this path today. Yasuragi in this comment, which is part of an ongoing series she does in Mojo Friday every week.

Let me start by pulling out my favorite line from the notes Yas posted. It's the one by Samuel Adams;

It does not require a majority to prevail, but rather an irate, tireless minority keen to set brush fires in people's minds.
Today's GOP is the epitome of this comment and represent (IMHO) our founding father's worse fears about the country and the form of government they created. And it's also what Benjamin Franklin was pointing to in his response to Dr. James McHenry query;
Well, Doctor, what have we got—a Republic or a Monarchy?

to which Franklin replied;

A Republic, if you can keep it.

When I read these words and those pointed out in diaries by many others here and columns galore in the last few days, it makes you wonder;

Does today's GOP even understand the form of government to which they're elected? It so often seems to me they think they're elected to be a King or a Duke or some other monarchical form of government. It's clear from their actions and words it's not their intent to govern, but to rule.

On with the games!!  

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MKinTN posted a diary to help everyone achieve greater success called How to Succeed at Mojo Friday Without Really Trying.    

For those of you new to MF (Mojo Friday) we have our own lingo about a few things. Thank's to MF'er Jez (the link will explain) go to this diary for a little more fun and explanation. Official Mojo Friday Snecktionary.    

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