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Tuesday, May 12, 2015

The Modern Thomas Paine

American Exceptionalism
Tuesday, May 12, 2015


"Being an American is special, less so today because of our leadership, Democratic and Republican. In fact, the flaws that present themselves in our government did not arise out of the people, who were often too busy managing their own affairs to care much about what went on in Philadelphia and later Washington. But it was the mismanagement of the politicians, their thirst for power and their desire for influence that broke the American system. From the moment of its inception the Constitution was being undermined by those who saw in it a way to greater stature and power, ever controlling more and more of their own spheres until they encroached on everyone else’s."
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