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Something small but very interesting....to me anyways....read and compare the Preamble to the two Constitutions:

Preamble to The Constitution of the United States of America
We the people of the United States, in order to form a more perfect union, establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare, and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.


Preamble to The Constituion of the Confederate States of America
We, the people of the Confederate States, each State acting in its sovereign and independent character, in order to form a permanent federal government, establish justice, insure domestic tranquillity, and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity--invoking the favor and guidance of Almighty God--do ordain and establish this Constitution for the Confederate States of America.


I guess even in the 1800's, they believed in not re-inventing the wheel.....
 

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very true.............

but this one phrase
each State acting in its sovereign and independent character
has just almost been destroyed in today's world :(

States are loosing the ability to be representive of their people, and are gradually being reduced to nothing more than geographical markers than true "STATES"...........
 

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Truth is truth no matter where you find it.....and all good men can find things to agree on....and here we are...and the door's wide open..... but notice the sign: "Open Season On Weasels---NO Limit" on the kitchen wall....... :)
 

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You are so right, Deputy....started when states started jumping through hoops to get federal money for all kinds of things...."We have XXX Million for you, and you only gotta do this and this to get it..and this and this to keep it coming..."....and we sovereign states ended up pantin' at the food bowl on the back porch....waitin' for our handout......shame.....
 

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You hit the nail on the head, Sheepdog. States want fed money....he who has the money makes the rules. Our founding fathers would be ashamed.....
 
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