Nemo me impune lacessit

No one provokes me with impunity

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No Title of Nobility shall be granted by the United States: And no Person holding any Office of Profit or Trust under them, shall, without the Consent of the Congress, accept of any present, Emolument, Office, or Title, of any kind whatever, from any King, Prince, or foreign State.

Article 1, Section 9, Constitution of the United States

If this is the law of the land...why in a republic (little r) and as republicans, do we allow mere POLITICIANS to the right to use a "title of office" for the rest of their lives as if it were de facto a patent of nobility. Because, as republicans, this should NOT be the case...just saying...

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Monday, October 05, 2009

Lessons From the Death of the Rocky Mountain News

Follow the link to an excellent speech by the former editor, president and publisher of the Rocky Mountain News. This is from his presentation of Sept. 30, 2009, to the the UC Berkeley Media Technology Summit. It gives an excellent take on why newspapers across the country are failing, and failing at a faster rate. Listen to the whole thing

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