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Gilded Class Warriors

ideaminer Wrote: Feb 21, 2013 5:05 PM
You are, of course, right. But, this is about protest, about expressing our dissatisfaction with the entire system, not just one party, and one way to do that is by withdrawing our consent. Remember, "consent of the governed" was one of the guiding principles of our form of government: "That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed,..." I realize that the Declaration is not a legal document, but we still look to these documents to discern the founding principles and original intentions. And, imagine a county clerk announcing something like, "Out of 10,000 votes cast, 502 were for Senate Candidate D, 498 were for Senate Candidate R, and 9000 were blank." cont.

In his first term President Obama was criticized for trash-talking the one-percenters while enjoying the aristocracy of Martha's Vineyard and the nation's most exclusive golf courses.

Obama never quite squared his accusations that "millionaires and billionaires" had not paid their fair share with his own obvious enjoyment of the perks of "corporate jet owners," "fat cat bankers" and Las Vegas junketeers.

Now, that paradox has continued right off the bat in the second term. In the State of the Union, Obama once more went after "the few," and "the wealthiest and the most powerful," whom he blasted as the "well-off and...