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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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Thursday, February 25, 2010

63% of American Support Israel

Gallup has released their most recent poll of Americans on Israel and the prospect for peace in the Middle East.  The amount of support for the Israel is the highest it's been since 1991, or nearly 20 years.

Not surprisingly it's Republicans and Independents voters who have voiced the highest amount of support Israel.

As may be seen, a minority of Democrats voiced support of the longest lived functioning democracy in the Middle East.  The rise of anti-semitism on the left has seen sharp increases in violent physical attacks attacks on Jews in the United Kingdoms and across Europe.  In Malmo, Sweden, one of the first cities in Europe to give shelter to Jews fleeing Nazi persecution has seen large numbers of Jew leaving the city and Sweden for the US and Israel.

Unsurprisingly Republicans and Independents no longer believe that the Palestinian Authority should be the government of the Palestinian controlled areas.  Support for Israel is 67%  while only 20% view the Palestinian Authority favorably.

Bottom Line
In the ongoing Israel-Palestinian conflict, a striking 63% of Americans currently say their sympathies lie more with the Israelis, the highest level in nearly 20 years. Support for the Palestinians, at 15%, is about average for the same period. At the same time, Gallup finds Americans' fundamental views of Israel no more favorable than they have been for the past several years. Israel does continue to enjoy a substantial advantage over the Palestinian Authority in its general image, a fact that clearly colors the ways Americans view the conflict.

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