Greensboro thinkers leading us back to sanity

First up, Ed Cone's recent column describing the true separation of powers our founders intended.

But government is not the only power to be reckoned with, and sometimes it serves as a necessary counterbalance to other forms of influence.

Suspicion of commercial interests was evident in the days of the Founders (they also believed that government could be too weak, which is why they took a mulligan and wrote the Constitution after the Articles of Confederation proved inadequate). Thomas Jefferson said that he hoped to "crush in its birth the aristocracy of our moneyed corporations." His successors, including Teddy and Franklin Roosevelt, achieved greatness -- and helped save capitalism -- by standing up to corporate power.

Secondly, Andrew Brod of UNCG and The Business Journal exposes supply-side extremists and Civitas apologists for the fools they are -- in a business publication.

https://web.uncg.edu/bae/documents/cber/articleNeDfwRx9df.pdf

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Good Grief! Ed a Great Thinker? More like Glenn Beck Insanity

His successors, including Teddy and Franklin Roosevelt, achieved greatness -- and helped save capitalism -- by standing up to corporate power.*Ed

Teddy was funded by the corporate powers when running for office, even after his elections, no matter how much he railed against the monopoly Trusts......He was the first to expand the American Empire with massive gunboat policy on foreign powers and drag us toward World War One.. Ed could learn a little about the founders from a pack house of University of Minnsota student this past weekend......

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YleZcGvr5UQ&feature=player_embedded

This next Supreme Court ruling

on corporate contributions should be a doozie.

I'm ready to do away with corporations completely ... in the sense of giving them no legal status whatsoever.

A bit depressing?

A lot depressing.

"It is nowhere written that the American empire goes on forever."

Centuries from now, the American empire will be look back on as an especially dark time. Every good thing we do is offset by a steady stream of new and dangerous weapons.

Agreed

I watched the whole BBC production on Saturday, and it really is a downer, but it sure 'splains a whole lot. Very well down as well.

Whoever said that the 'meek will inherit' was having a bad day, apparently.

-b

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