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Old 10-11-2018, 01:19 PM
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Societal structures have run the gambit from living in trees to tribal villages, through monarchies to democracies and republics. with some back and side steps. we are now in a phase many don't recognize (not enough perspective yet?) that will eventually have an historical name but it is built around commerce. there are more than a few (as there used to be) entities/groups/individuals who hold more wealth than most elected governments.
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Societal structures have run the gambit from living in trees to tribal villages, through monarchies to democracies and republics. with some back and side steps. we are now in a phase many don't recognize (not enough perspective yet?) that will eventually have an historical name but it is built around commerce. there are more than a few (as there used to be) entities/groups/individuals who hold more wealth than most elected governments.
There have always been people that were extremely wealthy. What does that have to do with anything other than pose an excuse for those bent upon inflicting pain and destruction against those with which they disagree?
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Son let them throw a tantrum. They will do that no matter what.

I tend to agree on the civil war. At my age, I thought that I would not live long enough to see a civil war. Now I'm not so sure.
They could just enlist us old guys, that's probably all it would take.
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It has never run smoothly from the beginning. Even Washington had political conflicts, most notably with Jefferson.

The difference today is one of the two major political parties is dedicated to a campaign of Resistance that is toxic to the Republic. Anarchy and its handmaiden violence is acceptable or even encouraged as a substitute for governance. Harassment of members of Congress in public by the mob and even attempting to storm their offices by force is not merely accepted, it is encouraged. There doesn't seem to be a comparable time in American history.
Here is just one example of the truth you speak.

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/...ew/1578636002/
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