A rose by any other name is still vegetation

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September 1, 2011
Strike the Root
by Paul Hein  
Posted in Commentary

"Behind those impressive edifices, national anthems, flags, and assorted other pomposities (even an 'official' state bird and state tree!) it’s just a handful of people -- not outstanding in intelligence or virtue -- who call their ideas laws and thereby control almost every aspect of our lives. They never refer to themselves as 'rulers,' but always as 'government,' or, hilariously, 'public servants.' They huddle securely behind the designation 'United States,' or 'Missouri,' instead of 'ruling clique.'" (09/01/11)


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