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History lesson

March 13, 2013

Around the same time the original 13 states were adopting our new Constitution, in the year 1787, Alexander Tyler, professor of history at the University of Edinborough, had this to say about......

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USABorn

Nov-18-14 12:50 PM

CMReeder - 10:54 AM

"Miller you are out of your mind. The question is what is Congress going to do? If you believe that we are not a real democracy then what can you do? Overthrow the government? Hold another election because you don't like the results?"

Reeder - Exactly when did the U.S. become a democracy?

"These two forms of government: Democracy and Republic, are not only dissimilar but antithetical, reflecting the sharp contrast between (a) The Majority Unlimited, in a Democracy, lacking any legal safeguard of the rights of The Individual and The Minority, and (b) The Majority Limited, in a Republic under a written Constitution safeguarding the rights of The Individual and The Minority."

lexrexDOTcom/enlightened/AmericanIdeal/aspects/demrepDOThtml

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rmiller

Mar-16-13 4:00 PM

Obama won because that's what those in power would have us believe. He did not win legitimately. Romney did not lose this election. Those of you who will no doubt espouse, "Where is the proof?" Back at ya.....like ""Where is proof that God exists?" Not one of you can prove this election was won by Obama, not with stats, numbers (orchestrated by media), blocks of minorities, or otherwise. The fact that some of you actually believe it is proof positive of your blindness. The majority did not vote this man in. What happened at the ballot box, is a sad commentary to this country's corruption.

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CHayes

Mar-16-13 6:13 AM

"Yes, Pfizer spends a lot on lobbying and have been rewarded mightily by President Obama in the Affordable Care Act!"

Really? How so? I thought you people said the ACA will mean "rationing" of health care. How does a pharmaceutical manufacturer benefit if less people have access to health care?

Please explain your statement.

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WKnapp

Mar-15-13 5:37 PM

How totally third grade of the leftists here! You're too dumb not to be adorably entertaining, in a moronic kind of way!

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eriklatranyi

Mar-15-13 5:12 PM

CHayes:

Yes, Pfizer spends a lot on lobbying and have been rewarded mightily by President Obama in the Affordable Care Act!

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CMReeder

Mar-15-13 12:44 PM

Bobbie votes by the size of the other guy's wallet. Mother parasite that she is.

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CMReeder

Mar-15-13 12:43 PM

Romney won by geography therefore he has the majority. Yeah we know Romney has more property than the parasites you loathe. The guy with the most possessions wins. Bobbie measures by size not actual numbers.

Romney also won with the states with highest federal money return and programs in those states. You know those who are the true parasites of the federal government.

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CHayes

Mar-15-13 12:31 PM

Everyone laugh at tons of fun boobie, the chain email king of central PA. You know, he says if he read it in his inbox, it MUST be true.

Ha, ha, ha.

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CHayes

Mar-15-13 11:51 AM

Hey boobie, you know the US is 3.8 million square miles?

Remind us again Corky, what's 2.4 + .6?

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Bufftrev1

Mar-15-13 11:26 AM

Here's another fun fact for ya..

Mitt the twit lost

President Obama won

Yes indeed,..hahahahaha!

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CHayes

Mar-15-13 11:17 AM

Isn't it funny that a knuckle dragger can receive a chain email with a set of numbers in 2001, and they believe it without question.

Then they receive the exact same set of numbers, with only the names changed, in a chain email in 2005, and they believe it again.

Then they receive the exact same chain email, again with only the names changed in 2009, and they believe it again.

Then they receive the exact same chain email in 2013, again with only the names changed, and they believe it AGAIN.

Anyone else seeing a pattern here?

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CHayes

Mar-15-13 11:09 AM

And poor sad, little boobie proves yet again, that a knuckle draggers primary source of "news" is bogus chain email.

Funny how the same EXACT set of numbers has been used in chain emails referencing every Presidential election since 2000.

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CHayes

Mar-15-13 10:28 AM

Voter ID? I wasn't talking about voter ID Relene, take your medication, then google "2002 NH phone jamming scandal" for just one small example of what I'm talking about. That one landed FOUR Republican operatives in prison.

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rmiller

Mar-15-13 9:57 AM

"The act of trying to keep people from voting."

Suppression? How so? After you have researched this word, from an objectionable source...like the Webster's dictionary...****e back and tell us how this word is germaine to voter ID.

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rmiller

Mar-15-13 9:51 AM

Phil,

""Corporations don’t vote politicians into office, individual voters do. Corporations and other special interests only influence politicians after they’re voted into office." - philunderwood"

All due respect, your assertion assumes that all things being equal (which the aren't) individuals hold sway in elections. Perhaps, in another time, yes. As you have often suggested, there is a disparity between what is versus what could be. As an individualist, surely you realize the fallacy of your thinking. Corporate power, hence lobbies/unions ultimately hold sway in the ballot box.

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CMReeder

Mar-15-13 9:33 AM

Bobbie - mother parasite.

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CHayes

Mar-15-13 9:13 AM

" I suggest we stop both groups from doing this"

I'm with you there erik. Problem is, all those right wing judges you guys have been stacking the bench with. They inflicted their horrible Citizens United decision on America, and they'd like to go even further.

Wait, maybe Congress will get it together and ban corporate and special interest money from elections with a Constitutional amendment? Don't hold your breath.

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CHayes

Mar-15-13 8:36 AM

Want to take a look at how much labor spends on lobbying compared to other corporations, just google "opensecrets lobbying ranked sectors".

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CHayes

Mar-15-13 8:31 AM

" The UAW, AFL-CIO and other unions employ lobbyists, just like corporations"

Sure they do erik. For example, in 2012, the UAW spent $2.5 million on lobbying. Seems like a big number until you consider that in that same year, Pfizer alone spent $10.5 million. Over 400% more than the UAW spent, and there are a LOT more giant corporations, than giant labor unions. Corporate lobbying expenditures dwarf union lobbying expenditures.

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Bufftrev1

Mar-15-13 7:35 AM

Hi erik.. finally, what could be construed as a pragmatic suggestion from yourself. Continue to endeavour to persevere..

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eriklatranyi

Mar-15-13 7:07 AM

Buff:

Unions and corporations are more alike than you want to admit.

The most frequent visitor to the White House was the SEIU lobbying arm.

The UAW, AFL-CIO and other unions employ lobbyists, just like corporations.

Unions buy politicians, just like corporations via donations.

Unions buy access through gifts, trips and other perks, just like corporations.

Sorry, but you need to wake up and realize unions are doing all the same things that corporations are doing and that you rail against.

I suggest we stop both groups from doing this.

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Bufftrev1

Mar-15-13 6:25 AM

Bobbie2- supporter of mitt romney

Mitt romney- loser of the recent presidential election

Bobbie2 - loser

See how easy that was? Theres some 'facts' for ya.. hahahaha!

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WKnapp

Mar-15-13 6:11 AM

Bufftrev1

Mar-14-13 7:07 PM

Hi erik.. according to you, unions are 'like' corporations.. sorry, that means they are not the same.

Some hair-splitting, don't you think? Reference geometry definitions for 'congruent' and 'similar', with 'congruent' = 'same' and 'similar' = 'like'. 'Congruent' is a figure that's the same size and shape as another. 'Similar' is a figure that's the same shape and proportions as another. A three inch square and a six inch square are similar because they'e both squares, but not congruent because they'e not equal in size.

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MrShaman

Mar-15-13 5:25 AM

MrShaman "You've got PROOF that the Dem's did the same??"

Certainly, stuff like this makes the news everyday. You're a smart fella, I'm sure you could find your way to google and see for yourself." - Josh84

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Yeah...I didn't think so.

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CMReeder

Mar-15-13 12:39 AM

Bobbie and Wayne - Twiddledee and Twiddledum

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