Agit8r 
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Posted by THE SYSTEM on November 19, 2017 at 7:00 AM

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Re: “Civics Lessons

I should remind Mr. Nethercutt--reguarding our economic system being "the best"--what the Father of our constitution had to say about


"A government operating by corrupt influence; substituting the motive of private interest in place of public duty; converting its pecuniary dispensations into bounties to favorites or bribes to opponents; accommodating its measures to the avidity of a part of the nation instead of the benefit of the whole: in a word, enlisting an army of interested partizans, whose tongues, whose pens, whose intrigues, and whose active combinations, by supplying the terror of the sword, may support a real domination of the few under an apparent liberty of the many. Such a government, wherever to be found, is an imposter" -- James Madison (Spirit of Governments published February 20, 1792 in the National Gazette)



Or what the author of our ´Declaration of Independence´ had to say about corporate interests 150 years before the first ´bailouts´


 "England exhibits the most remarkable phaenomenon in the universe in the contrast between the profligacy of it’s government and the probity of it’s citizens... I hope we shall take warning from the example and crush in it’s birth the aristocracy of our monied corporations which dare already to challenge our government to a trial of strength and bid defiance to the laws of our country."

-- Thomas Jefferson, letter to George Logan (Nov. 16, 1916) 


 


Or how the Authors of the Massachusettes Constitution of 1780 (yes, written DURING the war for independence) stated the case for the necessity of future generations to actively work in reforming government to serve THE PEOPLE:



"Government is instituted for the common good; for the protection, safety, prosperity, and happiness of the people; and not for the profit, honor, or private interest of any one man, family, or class of men: Therefore the people alone have an incontestible unalienable, and indefeasible right to institute government; and to reform, alter, or totally change the same, when their protection, safety, prosperity, and happiness require it."

Posted by Agit8r on 04/09/2010 at 1:00 PM

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