willi4 Wrote:
Oct 10, 2012 8:40 AM
This is why our Republic was established that only land owners were able to vote. If you did not pay taxes, you were not entitled to representation. Civil War Reconstruction and 13th Amendment ended that sanity. Now we have those who think they are entitled. Now we have a Democracy instead of a Republic. AND there is a huge and very important difference. A Democracy will survive only until it's citizens ( notice I did not say people?) realize that they can vote for themselves generous gifts from the public treasury. We are no longer a "free people". Sovereigns are people. Citizens are subjects as in England of old. Ben Franklin described Americans as "sovereign Kings" to the aristocracy of England. We own land (mouths hung open.)