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A republic, if we can keep it
Washington Times ^ | Tuesday, July 30, 2002 | Bruce Fein

Posted on 07/29/2002 11:52:02 PM PDT by JohnHuang2

Edited on 07/12/2004 3:38:43 PM PDT by Jim Robinson. [history]

Fix your remembrance on Sept. 18, 1787. The day before, longheaded delegates to the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia had given this nation an unprecedented birth of freedom. A written Constitution renounced the monarchies, privileges, and caste-like divides of the Old World. It embraced limited government enshrined by a separation of powers and checks and balances. In lieu of trusting angels, ambition was to counteract ambition to maintain an equilibrium of freedom.


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Tuesday, July 30, 2002

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1 posted on 07/29/2002 11:52:02 PM PDT by JohnHuang2
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To: JohnHuang2
Another conservative dares speaks out.
2 posted on 07/30/2002 5:29:53 AM PDT by kristinn
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To: kristinn
More "conservatives" are starting to get a clue but still way to many nanny state neocons running the show. This blind trust of politicans on either side has to stop, their character is not rated below used car salesmen for no reason.
3 posted on 07/30/2002 6:01:01 AM PDT by steve50
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To: JohnHuang2
"Well Doctor, what have we got a republic or a monarchy?" "A republic," replied Franklin, "if you can keep it."

Those very words have been coming to me a lot lately, "If we can keep it". Each day I am beginning to doubt it more and more. In fact I believe it is too late. The NWO is alive and doing very well.

4 posted on 07/30/2002 7:50:39 AM PDT by DreamWeaver
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To: DreamWeaver
In fact I believe it is too late. The NWO is alive and doing very well.

Great minds and all that...

We lost our Republic during the reign of Lyndon B. Johnson, who passed Kennedy's (the eastern liberal elite's) NWO social engineering legislation that Kennedy couldn't have had he lived. Teddy Kennedy and his elitist friends gave us the Immigration Act of 1965 -- a fateful year. Nixon simply built on Johnson's program and gave the coup de grace to the American Republic, taking us off the gold standard and instituting such wonders as the EPA, EEO, etc. While Reagan accomplished much that was good and great, he simply couldn't stem the socialist tide, especially with a socialist (Democrat) Congress.

We now live in a multicultural, equal-outcomes, politically-correct Marxist "paradise." Mose Allison wrote a song about that but his title was "Livin' in a Fool's Paradise." We are now watching the end game. What's sad is that many Freepers don't have a clue as to what's happening.

Hint: Hillary's begun her Presidential/elect Democrats to Congress campaigns in earnest, and the socialists in Congress and media are hard at work helping her blame the Clintons' sins on Dubya. What's more, American voters will drink the Kool Aid unless -- sad thoughts! -- we go to war with Iraq or there's another terrorist assault on America itself. Even then, most (including 'conservatives,') will vote for their own selfish pork barrel interests instead of national principle and we'll continue the march toward serfdom.

5 posted on 07/30/2002 9:37:21 AM PDT by Bernard Marx
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To: Bernard Marx
What's sad is that many Freepers don't have a clue as to what's happening.

So very true, it is sad, VERY sad.

8 posted on 07/30/2002 10:50:55 AM PDT by DreamWeaver
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To: All
bump
9 posted on 07/30/2002 11:05:44 AM PDT by USA21
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To: Askel5
BTTT
10 posted on 08/01/2002 1:30:59 AM PDT by Uncle Bill
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To: DreamWeaver
What is pathetic and disgusting, is how many tinfoil hatters imagine that they, and THEY alone, " know " what's what. You and your fellow members of the TFH club, are skyrocking the price of Reynolds Wrap. :-)
11 posted on 08/01/2002 1:36:18 AM PDT by nopardons
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To: nopardons
You and your fellow members of the TFH club, are skyrocking the price of Reynolds Wrap. :-)

Think what you want, makes absolutely no difference to me. Your not alone, many think as you do, many.

12 posted on 08/01/2002 6:44:22 AM PDT by DreamWeaver
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To: kristinn
bttt
13 posted on 08/06/2002 7:09:49 AM PDT by Stand Watch Listen
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To: Bernard Marx
In a world of nearly 8 billion people we are such a minority ... it is a miracle that we have not been totally overrun by now. As long as we maintained an isolationist type stance we did okay. This is no longer possible. It is upward and onward into oblivion if it continues to escalate as it has for the last several years.

It is hard to find a time to say... here is the turning point ... It did not not seem so at the time to the majority of the people; but Franklin Roosevelt began a major leap into socialism. Social security, income tax, many controls on business etc. etc. ...

It has proceeded relentlessly ever since; and been called progress. It has definitely swung too far into socialism. The truth is we are following in the steps of Europe. This is so stupid when we can see what it has done to them.

Immigration is undoing us. (the main one of many aspects contributing to our demise) It is too many, to quickly, without a system to gradually introduce additional peoples, we are bringing our system down ... soon to be like any other third world county. With the leaders of the third world countries being in power here. Simply because their numbers of population are greater. Is there a way to avoid this? Not as long a speople continue to believe it is not too bad for me yet. I'm living well. and ignoring the facts.

The money (mindless) giving of billions to the whole world is crazy. It is bankrupting us. Trillions of dollors of debt and increasing spending by billions and billions everyday here is the U.S. Makes no sense. Waste, corruption, outright theivery is rampant.... and so on.........

14 posted on 08/06/2002 7:59:06 AM PDT by geologist
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To: Bernard Marx
American Socialism is certainly more dangerous to Americans than any other variety.
15 posted on 08/06/2002 8:05:26 AM PDT by headsonpikes
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To: geologist
Roosevelt certainly was key to the process and Kennedy/Johnson were Rooseveltian in every respect. One could even argue that enactment of the income tax was the main means of taking power from the people and putting (mostly) corrupt legislators in charge of our federalized fates.

World Wars I and II "internationalized" the U.S., and Wilson's damned League of Nations formed the basis for the biggest curse of all, today's U.N.

Immigration has been simultaneously a blessing and a curse. The great wave of immigrants in the early part of the century brought prosperity. It also brought entrenched socialist ideas based on the teachings of Marx and Engels, and a dedication on the part of some (like David Horowitz's parents and friends) to overthrow America's market economy and founding documents.

As you say, we are becoming Europeanized. Like you I'm amazed at how any American could want to be like them. Yet a consistent theme in American life is Euro-envy, cultural inferiority, etc. Today's academics won't even consider a new idea unless it comes from some European intellectual, usually French.

At root, I think American feelings of cultural inferiority and self-hatred, carefully nurtured by our institutions and Hollywood ("American Beauty" comes to mind) damage us more than anything else. Algore's definition of our motto e pluribus unum, "from the one, many" instead of its real meaning is destroying America. This cultural fragmentation has been carefully orchestrated by the enemies among us. They are winning despite the fleeting sense of unity brought about by 9-11. Divide and conquer.
16 posted on 08/06/2002 10:03:02 AM PDT by Bernard Marx
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