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The Wreck

Nik L Wrote: Jan 17, 2013 7:54 AM
Once, we were a nation of individuals who worked to serve our neighbors in order to make a living & to prosper. We are now putting so much of the decision-making and power in the hands of government that we are becoming a collection of groups that compete with each other for political favor & spoils parsed out by government. We used to act cooperatively to grow the pie so that all had an opportunity for at least a decent share. We now squabble & fight over crumbs from a government pie of fixed size.
Rich L. Wrote: Jan 17, 2013 9:38 AM
If we rely on a government pie, it will always be a shrinking pie, not a stable one. Only a free market can grow the pie.

Known as the most famous sea disaster of the nineteenth century, The Wreck of Medusa was captured by Theodore Gericault in 1819. The story of the painting, and the actual event, serve as a cautionary tale for all mankind and, with numerous parables, should resonate loudly with Americans and our current political and economic climate.

In June 1816, the French ship Medusa set sail with three other ships for the Senegalese port of Saint-Louis. Following the defeat of Napoleon by the Sixth Coalition, France adopted a new constitution that called for a constitutional monarchy and reinstated Louis XVIII after 23 years in...