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3/20/2017 5:03:23 PM
Posted: 7/6/2001 9:03:40 PM EDT
Link Posted: 7/6/2001 9:08:31 PM EDT
I think we are developing into tyranny by bureaucracy. The politicians above change, but the workers don't. Invasion? maybe by Mexicans, could be like when the Romans started using Barbarians to fill their legions. What percentage of the armed forces are Hispanic? silver beanie off, I think America has another 100 good years left. There is no one to invade us, we are the superpower. Life is good.
Link Posted: 7/6/2001 9:21:38 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/6/2001 9:18:43 PM EDT by Sweep]
Link Posted: 7/6/2001 9:39:15 PM EDT
I think this country's been in a down hill slide politically since the early 1790's. How's that for optimism?
Link Posted: 7/6/2001 11:40:53 PM EDT
Whiskey Rebellion of 1794 in Western Pennsylvania was the beginning of the end of our Republic.[:D] Sec. of Treasury Alexander Hamilton, you know the guy who wanted Geo. Washington to be the first King of the US, got a tax on distilled liquors passed by Congress. This greatly affected the farmers and frontiersmen in the Ohio Valley. The kicker was that the tax could not be paid in kind, but had to be paid in coin, which at that time was very rare in the West. When these farmers and frontiersmen balked and took to harrassing the revenue officers sent out by Hamilton, the Eastern Establishment was enraged and considered it nothing short of open rebellion. Which was sorta' odd, since the Westerners were only quoting the old Revolutionary slogans back at the government. The West was beset by Indian attacks and felt that the Easterners were shortchanging them with regard to defense by the small (approx. 3500 men) US Army. That there was insufficient money being spent for roads and canals to justify a tax on liquor by the Federals (this was a Federalist government in power, remember). The Federal government called for volunteers and many men went to Pennsylvania. Pres. Geo. Washington so wanted to impress the volunteers with the importance of their duty in stamping out this lawlessness, that he personally reviewed the troops heading out to Pennsylvania! Unbeknownst to all Gen. 'Mad Anthony' Wayne had just won the Battle of Fallen Timbers against the Indians and thereby removed the threat of hostile Indian depredations on the frontier. The Westerners were mollified to a degree and did not actively oppose the militia sent to end the 'rebellion.' Only two men were tried for treason, convicted, and then pardoned by Pres. Washington. Is that what you meant Fuzzbean? That it was the begnning of the end of the Republic?[:D] Eric The(HistoryMajor,LSU)Hun[>]:)]
Link Posted: 7/7/2001 12:07:51 AM EDT
I think first we'll finish the cycle of becoming a Socialist Democracy. Then after we vote to save ourselves from the chaos personal freedoms represent, some good old fashioned arnarchy. "Lo we shall rise up and make the buggers eyes water".
Link Posted: 7/7/2001 12:16:15 AM EDT
Very good EricTheHun. I recently read something that made me realize that this country was never founded as it should have been. I have the link to what I read. I hope it still works: [url]http://www.newsmax.com/commentarchive.shtml?a=2001/7/2/165602[/url] George Mason and Patrick Henry are my kind of guys. I wish I would have learned this kind of history in school... which is another thing government shouldn't be doing (education that is).
Link Posted: 7/7/2001 5:33:25 PM EDT
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