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Re: OT: Politics [Was:Social Contract]

don't you people think this discussion is just a little outside the scope of the mailing list?

On Fri, 2 Jun 2006, Steve Lamb wrote:

Curt Howland wrote:
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.

   Most would also cite when the states lost their representatives in the
Federal government.  17th Ammendment, 1913.  The idea prior to then was that
the Representatives were in Congress to represent the people while the
Senators were there to represent the States interests.  Now that the Senetors
are directly elected by the people they are nothing more than another form of
representation for the people.  It's kind of why states rights have been
trampled on ever since.

        Steve C. Lamb         | But who decides what they dream?
      PGP Key: 8B6E99C5       |   And dream I do...

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