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Experts Aren't Deities

YESWECAN Wrote: Jan 23, 2013 8:01 AM
Folks we have a very corrupt government. It has been corrupted by career politicians. Our fore fathers were very wise and created the best government ever. But they did not realize that politicians would become career politicians and become addicted to all the power and perks. They will do anything, vote any way to be re-elected. Things will not get better until the problem is fixed.
MadisonWannabe Wrote: Jan 24, 2013 8:48 PM
But they did not realize that politicians would become career politicians and become addicted to all the power and perks.......................I think they knew this, since human nature remains constant---- greed, selfishness, lust for power and so on. The problem is that they gave us a good start but were unable to fix all our problems for us from 200 years in the past. I think they knew we would eventually fail. The plain truth is that our leaders today are a reflection of ourselves. We bought and paid for the best crooks we could find. It was also mentioned that our form of government could not work without a christian type foundation. Might be why god has been kicked to the gutter so we could worship government instead.
deestafford Wrote: Jan 23, 2013 10:50 AM
Oh, but they did warn us of seeing ourselves as a "democracy". John Adams said, "Remember, democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts, and murders itself. There never was a democracy yed that did not commit suicide." Chief Justice John Marshall wrote, "Between a balanced republic and a democracy, the difference is like that between order and chaos."

Let's look at experts. Sir Isaac Newton (1642-1727) was a mathematician and scientist. Newton has to be the greatest and most influential scientist who has ever lived. He laid the foundation for classical mechanics, and his genius transformed our understanding of science, particularly in the areas of physics, mathematics and astronomy. What's not widely known is that Newton spent most of his waking hours on alchemy; his experiments included trying to turn lead into gold. Though he wrote volumes on alchemy, after his death Britain's Royal Society deemed that they were "not fit to be printed."

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