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Forum Post: What's eating OWS? King George III would know.

Posted 12 years ago on Nov. 10, 2011, 6:22 p.m. EST by bugbuster (103) from Yoncalla, OR
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On July 4, 1776, so goes the legend, King George III told his diary, "Nothing important happened today." It's not true, I heard, but it makes a great story and a good point.

In George's day, if you were an aristocrat, you could get away with almost anything. Sound familiar? Take Richard Nixon, please. This famous felon was promptly granted a Presidential pardon just as soon as his hand-picked successor Gerald Ford took office.

We've been going downhill ever since. In his speech about that, Ford explicitly repudiated the principle of equality under the rule of law when applied to high government officials. Yes, he did, says author Glenn Greenwold. Santa is going to bring me his book.



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