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Re: OT: Politics [Was:Social Contract]



On Thursday 01 June 2006 13:08, Curt Howland wrote:
> On Thursday 01 June 2006 15:22, hendrik@topoi.pooq.com was heard to
>
> say:
> > To my mind, that is when america stopped being a democracy.
>
> The US was never a democracy. It was founded as a representitive
> republic of limited powers.
>
> It hasn't been a republic since at least the time of a large number of
> people being forced at gun point to become "citizens" against their
> will, 1865.

Just ask Hawai'i!

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