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Re: December 23, 1776 

By: xcslewis in ALEA | Recommend this post (1)
Wed, 27 Dec 17 11:11 AM | 69 view(s)
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I posted it for my own reasons, it was written by Thomas Paine. It was perfect for the purpose at the time. The Union would not have achieved independence if not for Thomas Paine.

Belated Merry Christmas by the way. Hope all is well with you & yours.


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Re: December 23, 1776
By: Cactus Flower
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Wed, 27 Dec 17 8:30 AM
Msg. 23510 of 26908

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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