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Offline kathyp

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I'm not emperor....
« on: February 15, 2013, 06:16:20 PM »

how did we get to this point.  we have a president that openly chaffs against the constraints of the constitution and thinks that the problem is that "he's not emperor".  lest you think this is a misstatement, this is not the first one like it.
.....The greatest changes occur in their country without their cooperation. They are not even aware of precisely what has taken place. They suspect it; they have heard of the event by chance. More than that, they are unconcerned with the fortunes of their village, the safety of their streets, the fate of their church and its vestry. They think that such things have nothing to do with them, that they belong to a powerful stranger called the government. They enjoy these goods as tenants, without a sense of ownership, and never give a thought to how they might be improved.....

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Re: I'm not emperor....
« Reply #1 on: February 15, 2013, 08:00:56 PM »
The word "yet" was likely edited out before publication.
"Listen to the mustn'ts, child. Listen to the don'ts. Listen to the shouldn'ts, the impossibles, the won'ts. Listen to the never haves, then listen close to me . . . Anything can happen, child. Anything can be"

*Shel Silverstein*