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    Quote Originally Posted by Don Quixote View Post
    we have a federal system because the confederate system did not work

    please post link(s) to back up your claims
    as yurt has said, having this discussion again, all one needs to do is read the federalist and anti federalist papers. the constitutional convention debate minutes. all the works of the commentators during that time. it should be self explanatory after that.
    As civil rulers, not having their duty to the people before them, may attempt to tyrannize, and as the military forces which must be occasionally raised to defend our country, might pervert their power to the injury of their fellow citizens, the people are confirmed by the article in their right to keep and bear their private arms. — Tench Coxe in the Philadelphia Federal Gazette, June 18, 1789 at 2 col. 1.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Dude View Post
    I bet you aren't close to rich derp. Most whiners arent.
    I aint poor....and I produce! :P
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Dude View Post
    Everyone hates lobbyist except the one for thier cause.
    speaking of which:,18204/
    "Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It would be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron's cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience."

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