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The perpetual motion machine

October 7, 2013
By MIKE MYER ( , Parkersburg News and Sentinel

Remember high school civics class? Congress has to approve federal expenditures, we were told. Presidents are barred by the Constitution from declaring war. Our system of government prevents slim majorities in Congress from dictating to minorities, small or large. Powerful aristocracies are prohibited. And we, the people, have a say in how we are governed.



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