"Do not separate text from historical background. If you do, you will have perverted and subverted the Constitution, which can only end in a distorted, bastardized form of illegitimate government."
James Madison
(1751-1836), Father of the Constitution for the USA, 4th US President
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That I could rate this an innumerable times with countless stars. We hold this truth to be self evident ! ! ! Welcome to Amerika - where the distorted, bastardized form of illegitimate government oppresses the once land of the free and home of the brave.
 -- Mike, Norwalk     
    So said again, Mike. Always true ! Do not separate ( text ) from historical background.!!!!!
     -- watchman13, USA     
    We now have a bastardized ,distorted and illegitimate government.
     -- jim k, austin tx     
    Read Thomas Paine's Age of Reason, Bastiat's The Law. Jefferson's and Adams' letters, John Locke and the Federalist Papers -- then you will understand that there is no misconstruing the intention of America's founding documents and charters. We have yet to live up to the Declaration of Independence -- and it is worth the struggle to do so!!
     -- E Archer, NYC     
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