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June 05, 2009

We can bear neither our shortcomings nor the remedies for them

Tony Blankley sees a man on a horse at the end of the American republic (via Ace).

... the Roman Republic's experience hints at an even more profound danger. The political tasks flowing from the growing demands of the republic's empire were of a magnitude and type that could not be managed by its form of government. However, the Roman Republic was prepared neither to give up its growing empire nor to modify its government to deal with such challenges.
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In Rome, eventually a contradiction arose between Romans' concern for the tasks that needed to be performed and their concern for their form of government. The contradiction was resolved and the problems solved at the price of their republic: Came Gaius Julius Caesar.

Next up in the Alinsky playbook: Calls for the 22nd Amendment to be repealed so BHO can save the Republic from the crisis he and his fellow travelers have instigated.

Posted by Ghost of a flea at June 5, 2009 05:17 AM