Posted by New Kid on September 30, 1998 at 03:54:06:
In Reply to: Thanks!: Paul Mitchell's letter to Dan Meador, 9/29/98 posted by KatNip on September 30, 1998 at 01:49:42:
: Paul, thanks for sharing the letters!
"The ‘original republic’--the one for which our ‘forefathers’ fought ‘face to face-hand to hand, exists only in the minds of academics and fundamentalist patriots. The republic created in 1789 is long gone. It died with the 600,000 Americans killed in the Civil War....But the significance of the People had changed. They no longer exist as the guarantors of the Constitution, the bestowers of legitimacy." George P. Fletcher (Columbia Law Professor), The New Republic, June 23, 1997, pages 14-18.
What has become of the Posterity if the People no longer exist? I have heard arguments to the effect that when there is no longer a heir apparant, then all assets are held in reserve [i.e. Federal Reserve] awaiting the true heir[s]. Look at the URL below, here Robert W. Wangrud trys to tackle the issue.
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