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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Sunday, August 26, 2012

One Small Step For A Man...

Houston, Tranquility Base here, the Eagle has landed...




I met Neil Armstrong in 1968, when I was six years old.  He came to Hamilton Standard, where my father was working as lead designer on the space suits that he would wear to the moon.  He also was a lead designer of the life support backpack they wore...the three "first men on the moon" came to the factory picnic as a reward to the guys who worked there.  I was six...

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