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Thread #64299   Message #1053888
Posted By: McGrath of Harlow
14-Nov-03 - 08:10 PM
Thread Name: BS: Modest Proposal to end the civil war
Subject: RE: BS: Modest Proposal to end the civil war
One big difference from the past is that, right now, there is no counterbalancing superpower (or something that at least looked like a superpower) to put a limit on what the USA Government can do. Now the only thing that can do that is the American people.

In some ways that makes us safer. But in other ways it doesn't. And it means we are in a different world, and the precedents don't necessarily apply.