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It wasn't that strong an argument. More grandiloquent at this point than substantial.

What he is describing is normal to sovereignty and is exactly the sort of power which the US federal government claims for itself. Nothing shocking about it.

His actual objection is that the monarch is in England. And he is justifying a revolution. The Americans wanted to run their own show.

The complaints try to justify the intention by legal arguments when it was a territorial thing, like a cat spraying a post. Nothing wrong in that. People are animals, after all.

But Jeff should not be compared with an illiterate charlatan and con man. They have nothing in common other than an executive title. It only serves to make the contrast and American decline obvious.

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December 23, 1776
By: xcslewis
Sun, 24 Dec 17 6:36 PM
Msg. 23507 of 28513

THESE are the times that try men's souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their country; but he that stands by it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman. Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered; yet we have this consolation with us, that the harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph. What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly: it is dearness only that gives every thing its value. Heaven knows how to put a proper price upon its goods; and it would be strange indeed if so celestial an article as FREEDOM should not be highly rated. Britain, with an army to enforce her tyranny, has declared that she has a right (not only to TAX) but "to BIND us in ALL CASES WHATSOEVER" and if being bound in that manner, is not slavery, then is there not such a thing as slavery upon earth. Even the expression is impious; for so unlimited a power can belong only to God.

Like all men, Donald Trump is flawed, but he is good man.

I am thankful he is President.

December 2017

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