May 29Liked by Etienne de la Boetie2

I LOVE the way you put things...I was brought up to buck the traces, but boy, could I have done with your take on the whole shebang years ago when I was a teen!!! Your napkin 'cons-titution' is perfect.

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Thanks Etienne. The napkin says it ALL!

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From the crooked timber of man, no straight thing was ever made. You’re not founding stock so you would not understand what the real world is like when you go to found a government. The men then had higher average IQs than they have now and were trying to do the best with the filthy broken rusty tools they had - that is, human nature - when they constructed the Constitution. The notion that because you can conceive of a personal fancy in which you do better means that you are qualified to critique their work is part of that sick, wretched human nature you believe is perfectible. Every man who has held out for the better angels of mankind to implement his utopia has ended up shedding rivers of blood. The Founding Fathers did an amazing thing in the sorry, twisted history of the human race when they created America and the peanut gallery has been highlighting their mistakes ever since on those occasions they can turn up sober. I want congratulate you on your hubris but men like you never ever achieve things like this and they never will. Founding stock need a requisite level of mettle that is simply not present biologically in most of the human race. When I won the Ironman in the Army (150 miles a week training for 8 months, 4 weight sessions a week) I met a guy on the bus on my way back to post who told me he could have beaten me if he only could have given up drinking and smoking. Things always look easy for men who can’t do such things.

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Nonsense. Fake history. The first two generations of "the people" enjoyed virtually unbounded liberty, peace and prosperity until Andrew Jackson destroyed America's National Bank, chased BlackHawk and his family off their land, and left a trail of tears for people who wanted to live free lives.

Alexis de Tocqueville's Introduction to Democracy in America

“AMONG the novel objects that attracted my attention during my stay in the United States, nothing struck me more forcibly than the general equality of condition among the people. I readily discovered the prodigious influence that this primary fact exercises on the whole course of society; it gives a peculiar direction to public opinion and a peculiar tenor to the laws; it imparts new maxims to the governing authorities and peculiar habits to the governed.”

It took a Civil War to destroy free America.


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Freemason Washington. Anti-Mason Adams came next. Why did Adams stay silent?

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Know Your Constitution - Carl Miller Part 1 of 3


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Di Lorenzo is a scholar. Robert E. Lee was of the opinion slavery would end. Slavery was ending. The war arose over tariff, not slavery. On December 28, 1861 Dickens published a lengthy article, believed to be written by Henry Morley,[19] which blamed the American Civil War on the Morrill Tariff:

If it be not slavery, where lies the partition of the interests that has led at last to actual separation of the Southern from the Northern States?... Every year, for some years back, this or that Southern state had declared that it would submit to this extortion only while it had not the strength for resistance. With the election of Lincoln and an exclusive Northern party taking over the federal government, the time for withdrawal had arrived.... The conflict is between semi-independent communities [in which] every feeling and interest [in the South] calls for political partition, and every pocket interest [in the North] calls for union.... So the case stands, and under all the passion of the parties and the cries of battle lie the two chief moving causes of the struggle. Union means so many millions a year lost to the South; secession means the loss of the same millions to the North. The love of money is the root of this, as of many other evils.... [T]he quarrel between the North and South is, as it stands, solely a fiscal quarrel.

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Roger Sherman, the man who was involved in the Articles of Association, the Declaration of Independence, the Articles of Confederation, and the United States Constitution tells us the real reason the Articles of Confederation had to be discarded in favor of the U.S. Constitution. Static weights and measures, laws of the land, along with milita defense were the primary reasons.

The Purse & The Sword by Dr. Edwin Vieira Jr.

The anarchists from Rhode Island wanted to cheat "the people" in the other States by passing off their worthless paper money for trade, with the support of their courts, "wink wink" and live the good life at the expense of honest folks like the Sherman Brothers from other States.

"A Caveat Against Injustice" by Roger Sherman


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