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Thread #147991 Message #3433035
Posted By: GUEST,sciencegeek
08-Nov-12 - 10:58 AM
Thread Name: BS: Election of the US President
Subject: RE: BS: Election of the US President
thanks to Bill D for the historical perspective...
I think of my grandparents who were born in the 1880's and then lived to see 2 world wars, flight to the moon, radio, television etc.
then I think of what I would have given to have the world wide web when I was a kid...
the America of the late 1700's was a far cry from anything we know today... unless we have spent time in a third world country. Even today's Amish have access to better infrastructure than our early colonists.
one thoughtful thing that was done by our founding fathers was to build in some flexibility in the system... allow it to change with the times... if slowly.
the system has a negative feedback system/ checks and balances that helps it to maintain a steady state instead of spiraling out of control.