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The Monument Society Versus the Free Society

lat'stake Wrote: Oct 10, 2012 1:29 PM
Now I know why the Easter Island monuments look so much like Obama, and why the society that built them disappeared.
Matt in N.C. Wrote: Oct 10, 2012 1:31 PM
Actually the moai were giant chocolate Easter Bunnies (hence the name of the island). Tourists stopped visiting after they'd eaten the ears off.
MNTeacher Wrote: Oct 10, 2012 2:18 PM
Both of you made my day. Thanks.
Jay Wye Wrote: Oct 10, 2012 5:56 PM
heh,Sally Forth was there.

Last week, after the first presidential debate, I spoke at an architecture school in downtown Los Angeles. One of the questions the moderator asked was about American exceptionalism. The foam flecked to his lips at the very phrase. What, pray tell, was American exceptionalism, he asked?

I answered by referencing the Founding Fathers and the freedoms they guaranteed us via the American Constitutional System of checks and balances. What makes us unique guardians of liberty, I said, is that our system is designed to counterbalance interest against interest -- we only act together with the full power of unity when...