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Parting Company

Daniel30 Wrote: Nov 28, 2012 9:12 AM
America did not begin as a belief or a god or anything like that. It began as a union of states where local communities would not be governed from far away distant places. The northwest Territory ordinance established the means by which new territories would be developed around the township government. As late as 1900 most taxes paid by Americans went to county or township coffers where people had vast say in their own locality's affairs. Today those same communities are more like lobbyists begging London (sorry that was 1770) DC (today) for a piece of the pie.
Marie150 Wrote: Nov 28, 2012 10:03 AM
What was the Declaration of Independence? Being an American means something. It is not just the name of a country it is an idea. That individuals are capable of governing themselves. That government is a necessary evil and extremely limited in its powers. That individuals have inalienable rights given to them by God that no one can justly take away.
Marie150 Wrote: Nov 28, 2012 10:03 AM
What was the Declaration of Independence? Being an American means something. It is not just the name of a country it is an idea. That individuals are capable of governing themselves. That government is a necessary evil and extremely limited in its powers. That individuals have inalienable rights given to them by God that no one can justly take away.
For decades, it has been obvious that there are irreconcilable differences between Americans who want to control the lives of others and those who wish to be left alone. Which is the more peaceful solution: Americans using the brute force of government to beat liberty-minded people into submission or simply parting company? In a marriage, where vows are ignored and broken, divorce is the most peaceful solution. Similarly, our constitutional and human rights have been increasingly violated by a government instituted to protect them. Americans who support constitutional abrogation have no intention of mending their ways.

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