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The Decline and Fall of America

texexpatriate Wrote: Nov 18, 2012 7:03 PM
Anyone who believes that the America that existed between 1900 and 2000 still exists is a complete fool. It changed for good in 1960, although it inherited its corruption from the unconstitutional government of Abraham Lincoln a hundred years earlier. Every "administration" since 1860 has added to the corruption and illegality of federal government, regardless of political party. Look for, hope for, and fight for a secession that preserves at least half the states in a constitutional republic.

A few days after the election of 2012 the very talented Michael Ramirez published a political cartoon that perhaps conveyed a more profound meaning than he anticipated. He depicted a pair of hands extending from star-studded sleeves (presumably from a mendicant Uncle Sam), which were held in supplication, as though waiting for a handout or petitioning voters to relinquish more of their earnings to the federal government. There’s another way of interpreting this image, however; the hands appeared not only pathetic and a bit contemptible, but also aged and withered, as though belonging to an old man. In which case,...