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Tuesday, April 18, 2006

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  4. Evidence Bush Knowingly Deceived Congress in 2003 SOTU Violating USC 18 Sections 1001 And 371 - by HoundDog
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  7. WALL ST. JOURNAL columnist pleads for single payer health care! - by nyceve
  8. Mascots - by melvin

posted by RenaRF at 1:55 PM 2 comments links to this post


Blogger DavidByron said...

I'd like to comment on your Thomas Paine piece. US history is mythologised in American history classes and I am afraid that whatever you were taught in school is probably false. In as much as Paine was not a member of the aristocracy the revolution of American barrons betrayed him and other workers. They wanted, and got, a new aristocracy and a constitution to limit the population in the name of a false "democracy". they wanted, and got, a federal army to put down the revolution of ordinary people (most famously Shays' Rebellion), most of whom opposed the new constitution because everyone could see it as was anti-Democratic as the British system; merely substituting one set of Lords for another.

Here's a pretty short on-line book that covers the topic

Such comments would likely be banned at dKos I'm afraid.

8:49 AM  
Blogger RenaRF said...

Hey David - thanks for your comment. The book I'm reading is clearly pro-Paine. It accomplished this by going into a fair amount of detail (in the first section) of how Paine was vilified and also extrapolates how bothered Paine was by the failure to achieve a real, meaningful Democracy. Shays' Rebellion is prominently featured.

I'll get to the online book probably later today - thanks for the link and for stopping by.

8:55 AM  

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