Nemo me impune lacessit

No one provokes me with impunity


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, October 31, 2010

Return Civility To America...Campaign Rhetoric From 1800

If you think that campaign rhetoric is ugly now, then your American history classes just didn't teach you much.  What American politicians have been saying about and to each other over the past 210 years is pretty amazing.  It's one of the reasons why dueling was outlawed.  After all Alexander Hamilton was killed in a duel by Aaron Burr, then the Vice President of the United States.  Here's video of what was said during the 1800 election campaign of Thomas Jefferson (3rd President of US) and John Adams (2nd President of US).

But then George W. Bush wasn't the first president to be likened to monkey or chimpanzee.  Abraham Lincoln was, throughout the Civil but starting in the 1860 campaign.

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