1997-05-21 - Re: Wine Politics Again!

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From: “Willaim H. Geiger III” <whgiii@amaranth.com>
To: Kent Crispin <kent@songbird.com>
Message Hash: 28ea26ad93d574b9dc06b6c339da21d9ab9aa7fd06b628cc90317a10151f4cd2
Message ID: <199705211812.NAA32382@mailhub.amaranth.com>
Reply To: <19970521092223.04748@bywater.songbird.com>
UTC Datetime: 1997-05-21 18:32:26 UTC
Raw Date: Thu, 22 May 1997 02:32:26 +0800

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From: "Willaim H. Geiger III" <whgiii@amaranth.com>
Date: Thu, 22 May 1997 02:32:26 +0800
To: Kent Crispin <kent@songbird.com>
Subject: Re: Wine Politics Again!
In-Reply-To: <19970521092223.04748@bywater.songbird.com>
Message-ID: <199705211812.NAA32382@mailhub.amaranth.com>
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In <19970521092223.04748@bywater.songbird.com>, on 05/21/97 
   at 10:22 AM, Kent Crispin <kent@songbird.com> said:

>Who decides what are legitimate activities for government? Either the
>"elite" or the "sheeple", or some combination thereof? Strictly speaking,
>I think the "legitimate activities for government" is meaningless --
>ultimately governments *always* define their own legitimacy.  To
>precisely the extent that you are able to effectively discuss the
>"legitimate activities of government" you are in fact participating in
>the power struggle, which means you are part of the real government (just
>a small faction perhaps...)

It is very simple as to what the legitimate activities of the government
is. It is explicitly spelled out in The Constitution of The United States.
It states quite clearly in no uncertain terms what the federal government
can and can not do. Unfortunately people like yourself and the majority of
politicians feel that they can wipe their ass with this document whenever
it suits their needs.

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