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  •  Because we were colonies (6+ / 0-)

    We were not part of Britain. We had no voice in their Parliament. So our revolution was very different from secession.

    •  And (4+ / 0-)
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      Magenta, grover, jakewaters, sethtriggs

      much effort was made to resolve the problems between the colonies and the Crown. It wasn't some half ass decision made after two weeks of some peaceful election, it was long brewing. It took Thomas Paine and his Common Sense to wake the colonies up to the fact that resolution just wasn't going to work, that they'd have to try a more dramatic solution. One that would cost a lot.

      •  OTOH, they haven't had one of theirs in the WH (2+ / 0-)
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        for four whole years, so they have a legitimate gripe.

        These capitalists generally act harmoniously and in concert to fleece the people, and now that they have got into a quarrel with themselves, we are called upon to appropriate the people's money to settle the quarrel. Abraham Lincoln

        by Nailbanger on Wed Nov 21, 2012 at 07:56:41 PM PST

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        •  Despite having the House and (2+ / 0-)
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          1 Although, apparently, Chief Justice Roberts is no longer one of them anymore, as I understand it...

          © grover

          So if you get hit by a bus tonight, would you be satisfied with how you spent today, your last day on earth? Live like tomorrow is never guaranteed, because it's not. -- Me.

          by grover on Thu Nov 22, 2012 at 12:24:48 AM PST

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