Why don't you take a bunch of nuts (that you are) and stick them to your
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From: "Carrol Cox" <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Friday, April 04, 2003 5:50 PM
Subject: Re: Government (OT)
> One can get at the distinction Nancy makes by distinguishing between
> "government" and "state." Use state to speak of the police and military
> power of the state; use government to refer, primarily, to the provision
> of various services. The post office. VA hospitals -- and medical care
> in general in states (e.g. most European states) where that is provided.
> Social Security. Unemployment compensation. Public parks. Wildlife
> reserves. Highways. Trash collection. As social relations become more
> humane, more consonant with human dignity and freedom, The State would
> tend to contract, The Government to expand greatly. Whether one labels
> that "right" or "left" is secondary.
> Of course U.S. life is dominated by that bizarre interpretation of the
> Fourteenth Amendment which treats corporations as people.