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America's 10-Year Learning Curve

RayTheAnarchoCapitalist Wrote: Nov 24, 2012 8:53 PM
Fear not Republicans, Obama will continue with the bombings, drone strikes, wars, destabilizing secular Arab countries, and nation building for you.
Winston Churchill once quipped you can “trust the American people to do the right thing after they have tried everything else.” His observation touches on a recurring theme in United States history: major political change is often preceded by a decade long learning curve. This pattern can be seen from the Founding era up to the election of 2012.

Ten years before the American Revolution, the British Parliament passed the Stamp Act of 1765, which was the first in a series of direct taxes over the American colonies. The colonists immediately recognized it as a violation of their fundamental...