We Will Control the Horizontal

I have read the United States Constitution on more than one occasion.  I have read it just to read it.
I have read it looking for specific information, and no where on that document does it say
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Obligatory Post: S&P downgrades U.S.A. to AA-plus with negative outlook (Updated)

I’m frantically looking for the word “unexpected” in any of the news stories posted within the last 20 minutes since the news broke about Standard & Poor’s downgrading the United States’ credit rating from AAA to AA-plus. Not finding that particular word anywhere.

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Good news: US negotiating with Taliban “impostor”. No harm no foul.

The outcry from conservatives was heard round the world. How could we and other NATO nations negotiate with the terrorist Taliban … knowing that handing them power would mean a certain haven for AQ and a terrorist state? Well, not to worry my friends … the US spent months talking with an …. impostor? Geeze. Read more

Obama administration – No USA flags fly at Haiti relief centers

Even though the United States is the world leader for earthquake-related aid in Haiti, the Obama administration has ordered relief stations NOT fly the American flag. Other countries proudly display their colors, but we have a president who is NOT proud of our country, so this is what we get.

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Borrowing more than you can pay back – not a good idea

Looking for a loan? Mortgage lenders take a look at your debt to income ratio. In general, the more you earn the more you can borrow. How does the debt to income ratio look for the United States?

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Where in the civilization historical cycle is the USA?

You’ve probably seen this quote, incorrectly attributed to someone named Alexander Tyler, floating around the Internet mail queues. Even snoops has a page dedicated to the e-mail that goes around comparing statistics between the Clinton and Bush years and more recently Bush versus Obama.

I’m not interested in rehashing those numbers – not noted here – but would like to put out the part of the e-mail concerning the historical cycle of a democracy. We’re technically a democratic republic, but what say you about this…

A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can only exist until the voters discover that they can vote themselves largesse from the public treasury. From that moment on, the majority always votes for the candidates promising the most benefits from the public treasury with the result that a democracy always collapses over loose fiscal policy, always followed by a dictatorship. The average age of the world’s greatest civilizations has been 200 years.

Great nations rise and fall. The people go from bondage to spiritual truth, to great courage, from courage to liberty, from liberty to abundance, from abundance to selfishness, from selfishness to complacency, from complacency to apathy, from apathy to dependence, from dependence back again to bondage.

You can find more about this jumble of quotes here. I’m not stating this is the cycle of all democracies or democratic republics (I have not done the research), but this is the additional quote you frequently see with this e-mail.

The average age of the worlds greatest civilizations from the beginning of history, has been about 200 years. During those 200 years, these nations always progressed through the following sequence…

Just putting it out there for discussion…

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