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    Once a Republic...... Now an Empire....... So very sad. :-(

    .........Now, in the name of democracy, it is accepted as a political fact that people are the responsibility of government. The forms of republican government survive; the character of the state has changed. Formerly the people supported government and set limits to it and minded their own lives.

    Now they pay for unlimited government, whether they want it or not, and the government minds their lives looking to how they are fed and clothed and housed; how they provide for their old age; how the national income, which is the product of their own labor, shall be divided among them; how they shall buy and sell; how long and how hard and under what conditions they shall work, and how equity shall be maintained between the buyers of food who dwell in the cities and the producers of food who live on the soil. For the last named purpose it resorts to a system of subsidies, penalties and compulsions, and assumes with medieval wisdom to fix the just price.

    https://mises.org/library/republic-becomes-empire

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    We are now a socialist republic on our way to becoming communist. Our so called republic is unravelling by the day. We were already well on our way out and then Obama gained power and placed progressives in all federal agencies and that nailed it. In addition, we have a large number of people on social welfare programs that continue to grow and they demand that the rest of us provide for them. Our colleges are controlled by progressives who teach our children how bad capitalism and a republic form of government is.

    We are over as a republic!
    "No matter how thirsty your imagination, mirages contain no water"

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    Yeah, Trump signing that omnibus bill is proof in the pudding on that point.


    Quote Originally Posted by Hugh B View Post
    We are now a socialist republic on our way to becoming communist. Our so called republic is unravelling by the day. We were already well on our way out and then Obama gained power and placed progressives in all federal agencies and that nailed it. In addition, we have a large number of people on social welfare programs that continue to grow and they demand that the rest of us provide for them. Our colleges are controlled by progressives who teach our children how bad capitalism and a republic form of government is.

    We are over as a republic!
    I do a triple evac with nitro to remove non condensables.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BBeerme View Post
    Yeah, Trump signing that omnibus bill is proof in the pudding on that point.
    Trump did us a dis-service on that one. He should never have signed that bill. Now you just heard that from one who voted for him. I do not agree with him on everything. However, he is doing many other things in an attempt to bring the nation back to greatness. That said, I still think we are done as a republic. It is too late.
    "No matter how thirsty your imagination, mirages contain no water"

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