1993-08-18 - Re: your mail

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From: khijol!erc@apple.com (Ed Carp)
To: koontzd@lrcs.loral.com (David Koontz)
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UTC Datetime: 1993-08-18 18:45:45 UTC
Raw Date: Wed, 18 Aug 93 11:45:45 PDT

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From: khijol!erc@apple.com (Ed Carp)
Date: Wed, 18 Aug 93 11:45:45 PDT
To: koontzd@lrcs.loral.com (David Koontz)
Subject: Re: your mail
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> 1) I do not now, nor have I in the past advocated the violent overthrow
>    of any domestic government.  I am also opposed to the overthrow of
>    foreign governments on moral grounds.

I find it interesting that the United States was formed via the venue of
armed rebellion, but disqualifies anyone from public service who advocates
the same.  As a friend says, "the first thing the revolutionary government
does when they get in power is to ... ban all revolutions!"

It is also interesting to note that Jefferson, Paine, and others of the era
advocated, even supported, the right of the people to overthrow an oppressive
government, even their own.
Ed Carp, N7EKG			erc@apple.com			510/659-9560
If you want magic, let go of your armor.  Magic is so much stronger than
steel!        -- Richard Bach, "The Bridge Across Forever"