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Bread and Circuses Are Fun – While They Last

The phrase “bread and circuses” originated in ancient Rome and a chilling description of the current state of our nation. It’s patently clear, when you look at our burgeoning national debt, that the plebs know, of a certainty, that they can vote themselves bread and circuses without limit and that the productive members of the American body politic cannot stop them. [For more articles like this, visit the Grassroots in Nebraska website: http://grassrootsne.com%5D Continue reading

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To Err is Human and The Founders Knew It

“As for the law–it catered for a human nature of which it took a naturally low view.” — The Forsyte Saga Much has been said and written concerning whether America is or is not a Christian nation. Whether it is or whether it isn’t depends greatly upon how the term “Christian nation” is defined. Perhaps […] Continue reading

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A Republic If You Can Keep It

The story goes that Benjamin Franklin was approached by a woman as he left the Constitutional Convention (1, 2). She asked, “What have you given us?” Franklin is said to have replied, “A republic, if you can keep it.” This exchange was common knowledge 50 years or so ago, as commonly taught to schoolchildren as […] Continue reading

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