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Franklin @ October 23, 2007 # No Comment Yet

Can you relate to this feeling? You have had a long day, you are hungry, and the only place on your way is a McDonald’s restaurant. So you go there and you are presented with this large 20 item menu which seems to provide a large variety of choices. And yet, alas, when you deconstruct […]

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Circulating ideas

Franklin @ October 13, 2007 # No Comment Yet

I always find it interesting when other’s people analyses are congruent with mine. I think that when a large enough number of people think and worry about a particular problem it eventually becomes “an issue” for politicians. In our democratic system, we need those politicians to produce change in society. I never expect any change […]

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No nation could preserve its freedom in the midst of continual warfare

Franklin @ September 24, 2007 # One Comment

Of all the enemies to public liberty war is, perhaps, the most to be dreaded, because it comprises and develops the germ of every other. War is the parent of armies; from these proceed debts and taxes; and armies, and debts, and taxes are the known instruments for bringing the many under the domination of […]

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A primer for living in a totalitarian state

Franklin @ September 24, 2007 # 22 Comments

Unless you are black or a recent immigrant, you have no experience living in a police state. Then, you may want to consider this article as your primer for living under terror. If Naomi Wolf in her recent book “The End of America: A Letter of Warning To A Young Patriot” has it right, you […]

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When being a Christian meant being compassionate

Franklin @ September 23, 2007 # No Comment Yet

When the Nazis came for the communists, I remained silent; I was not a communist. When they locked up the social democrats, I remained silent; I was not a social democrat. When they came for the trade unionists, I did not speak out; I was not a trade unionist. When they came for the Jews, […]

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Bush team diverted tax dollars to campaigns

Franklin @ August 19, 2007 # No Comment Yet

Millions of taxpayer dollars distributed to battleground congressional districts coincide with White House briefings on GOP political strategy in the run up to the 2006 congressional elections, McClatchy’s Washington Bureau reports. read more | digg story Tags: Bush, dollar, Economy, elections, Politics, United States

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