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    Washington's farewell address

    http://blag.xkcd.com/2007/01/29/wash...he-vernacular/


    Washington's farewell address translated into modern english. Kinda neat. Amazing how well it still applies today. If only americans still read it.
    Never knock on Death's door. Ring the bell and run, he hates that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by coordinatesales View Post
    http://blag.xkcd.com/2007/01/29/wash...he-vernacular/



    Washington's farewell address translated into modern english. Kinda neat. Amazing how well it still applies today. If only americans still read it.

    How about the short version. I do know that he was against intanglements with forgien goverments and we should be isolationists. Once we clean up the radical Muslims we should go back to that stance.
    "I could have ended the war in a month. I could have made North Vietnam look like a mud puddle."
    "I have little interest in streamlining government or in making it more efficient, for I mean to reduce its size. I do not undertake to promote welfare, for I propose to extend freedom. My aim is not to pass laws, but to repeal them. It is not to inaugurate new programs, but to cancel old ones that do violence to the Constitution."
    Barry Goldwater

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    He was also against political parties. I can really respect that part. Just imagine, choosing a candidate because of his position on topics, not because of his party. Candidates free to express their own positions and not have to 'toe the party line'.
    Never knock on Death's door. Ring the bell and run, he hates that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by coordinatesales View Post
    He was also against political parties. I can really respect that part. Just imagine, choosing a candidate because of his position on topics, not because of his party. Candidates free to express their own positions and not have to 'toe the party line'.
    I agree. And eliminate those dumbassed "straight party" tickets while they're at it too.
    What's wrong with this country? The politicians have the mentally challenged hornswaggled into voting for a party instead of a platform.

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