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The Old Republic and Obama's America

E1776 Wrote: Jan 25, 2013 3:40 PM
You make a lot of unsubstantiated, unsupported statements. How is inherited wealth undemocratic? Where do you get your figure of 70%? How do you know the percentage increases? Weren't our founding fathers the perfect example of a lot of inherited wealth? George Washington was the richest man in the colonies. Jefferson's father, Peter had a vast estate east of Charlottesville, VA. James Madison's estate just a few miles from where I live stretched for thousands of acres. Mr. Madison never worked at labor or building new wealth, just managing what was already established. I think you'll need to produce some evidence and factual evidence to convince me or any critical thinker.
"Second Term Begins With a Sweeping Agenda for Equality," ran the eight-column banner in which The Washington Post captured the essence of Obama's second inaugural. There he declared:

"What binds this nation together ... what makes us exceptional -- what makes us American -- is our allegiance to an idea, articulated in a declaration made more than two centuries ago."

Obama then quoted our Declaration of Independence:

"We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of...