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Poly-Ticks
Many years ago, politics was something that was not first and foremost on the average citizen's mind. At that time I considered myself apolitical. As politics permeated more and more of our daily lives, things changed.
Now, things have gone far beyond politics as we knew it, and "politics" is much an outdated word, I think. Have you noticed how, more and more, words like coup d'etat, conspiracy, deception, fraud, etc. are associated with what used to be politics and government?

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Note: The above quote was a favorite of Col David (Perfumed Princes) Hackworth USA (Ret.) (now deceased)

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Conspiracy In Philadelphia, 1787 By: Dr. Gary North
Origins of The U. S. Constitution By: Dr. Gary North
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THE HIDDEN 14TH AMENDMENT AGENDA ~ By Michael LeMieux
We Did Not Keep The Republic! We Blew it...
America�s Coup D��tat in the Making: Deception and Self-Deception by Claes G. Ryn
Electoral College Designed To Preclude Political Parties
The Founding Fathers Great Mistake By: Garrett Epps
Why an Income Tax is Not Necessary to Fund the U.S. Government
THE BATTLE OF ATHENS, 1946
What is it that Barack Obama knows that the rest of us don�t? By: Judi McLeod
(^Is November 4, 2008 more a coup d�etat than it is a general election?
Is Election �08 a mere formality?^)

A Coup d'Tat? By: Joan Swirsky
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AMERICA REDUCED TO THIRD WORLD STATUS By Joan Veon
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The Essence of Liberty #205, A vision of national government: The Virginia Plan

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The Essence of Liberty: Part 205 (1)

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Dr. Jimmy T. (Gunny) LaBaume

A Summary of Gutzman, Kevin R.C. The Politically Incorrect Guide to the Constitution

(The book is available from the Ludwig von Mises Institute at http://www.mises.org)

Chapter 2: Federalism vs. Nationalism at the Philadelphia Convention

A vision of national government: The Virginia Plan

James Madison decided to push for abandonment of the federal experiment. He encouraged his fellow delegates to arrive in Philadelphia several days early so that Virginia would be ready to present its plan at the beginning of the convention. These proposals came to be known as the Virginia Plan.

The first thing the convention did when it opened, after appointing George Washington to preside, was to vote to close the doors so the public would not know what was being discussed.

The Virginia Plan outlined a national/central government with all the power any national official could want. As we have seen, the people were averse to such a government. This explains why the convention operated in secret and its minutes were kept secret for years.

Fortunately, some delegates kept notes. Notable of these is New York 's Robert Yates. From him we learn that Edmund Randolph (governor of Virginia) explained the Virginia plan with 3 resolutions: 1) that a mere confederation of the states could not accomplish the goals of the Articles of Confederation; 2) that no treaty among the sovereign states could provide for their common defense; and 3) that a national government, consisting of a supreme legislative, executive and judicial branches, was what was needed.

At that point, a delegate objected that the convention's purpose was to amend the confederationnot to create a national government. Further, the question arose as to what was meant by the word supreme. The answer was that, should there be a conflict between the two, the states would yield to the federal government. At that point, the convention proceeded to adopt resolutions concerning a national legislature and executive.

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