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tom_paine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-04-07 04:37 PM
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22. While the Old American Republic was a relative force for enlightenment
principles of the Rule of Law, Equal Justice and Liberty over Tyranny, I owuld have said this was a most terrible idea and that the Civil War was fully justified to save it for the world.

Now, I am not so sure. Sentimentally, along with the slim hope that the Old Republic of America can still be restored, makes me reject the idea knee-jerk fashion.

This is a tough one, but as it becomes clearer (IF it becomes clearer instead of reversing course) that the Old Republic is now the Evil Empire, so to speak, maybe Balkanization by hook or by crook isn't so bad.

Who's to say? Peak Oil and Global Warming will force the issue, maybe within 50 years or less, so Balkanization may arrive out of resource poverty and necessity.

Glad I won't be around to see it.
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