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“To be GOVERNED is to be watched, inspected, spied upon, directed, law-driven, numbered, regulated, enrolled, indoctrinated, preached at, controlled, checked, estimated, valued, censured, commanded, by creatures who have neither the right nor the wistom nor the virtue to do so. To be GOVERNED is to be at every operation, at every transaction noted, registered, counted, taxed, stamped, measured, numbered, assessed, licensed, authorized, admonished, prevented, forbidden, reformed, corrected, punished. It is, under pretext of public utility, and in the name of the general interest, to be placed under contribution, drilled, fleeced, exploited, monopolized, extorted from, squeezed, hoaxed, robbed; then, at the slightest resistance, the first word of complaint, to be repressed, fined, vilified, harrassed, hunted down, abused, clubbed, disarmed, bound, choked, imprisoned, judged, condemned, shot, deported, sacrificed, sold, betrayed; and to crown all, mocked, ridiculed, derided, outraged, dishonored. That is government; that is its justice; that is its morality.”     P. J. Proudhon,    General Idea of the Revolution in the Nineteenth Century

January 21, 2009

Joe Trippi’s Great Tweet

by Stephen Gordon

I was going through my Twitter account to catch up on what’s going on in the world when I stumbled upon this gem:

JoeTrippi RT [redacted] Barack should take the oath daily. Would be huge on YouTube. Bonus: reminds us he’s really president

It might also do the country a great deal of good if President Obama was reminded daily of these ever-so-important words: “I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.”


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  1. Hey, if the stinkin’ pledge of allegience is good enough for our kids to have to say everyday, why the hell not?

    Comment by Aimee — January 22, 2009 @ 12:19 pm

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