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Response to LongtimeAZDem (Original post)

Thu Feb 7, 2019, 10:38 AM

6. Wasn't always that way


Folks used to "stand" for office. It was an honor and it meant you had the assent of your community. Many modest men would possibly decline such an honor. It was something of a sacrifice too, given the primitive nature of transport and communication in the United States in its early years.

Keep in mind too, we were an agrarian civilization as late as the end of WWI, some argue.

What we have now has nothing to do with decency, community, or character when looked at overall.

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