I nominate this as "Political Story of the Year"
Original post made by Paul, Amador Estates, on Jul 24, 2010
In short it is about America's "Ruling Class" vs. the "Country Class" (i.e. the non-ruling class as in the "rest" of the Country). It discusses how and why many politicians change once they are elected into office. It shows how officials in both parties morph into their own class and make policy decisions against the will of the people.
I encourage you to read itÂ…tho it is long (around 16 printed pages) but well worth the investment in time.
"America's Ruling Class And The Perils of Revolution" >>> Web Link
Here are a few reader's responsesÂ…
Absolutely brilliant! Mr. Codevilla has accomplished what no other writer has been able to achieve. By providing the historical context of the growth of governmental power and abuse, he has clearly and succinctly defined the debate for the soul of America. The only question that remains -- Are we up to the task of reclaiming our Constitutional Republic? -- Bill Riggs, Sr. Charleston, South Carolina
Mr. Codevilla's article struck such a strong feeling with me that it's hard to articulate. His writing could not be clearer nor more in tune with my observations over the past years (I'm a citizen and 68 years old and well-read). This appears to be a modern Declaration of Independence and I will reread it many times and recommend it to anyone I can. Please keep publishing essays such as this! -- Richard Pytlak
I commend The American Spectator for publishing Angelo M. Codevilla's "America's Ruling Class And the Perils of Revolution." The power of this very timely article is undeniable, and in my opinion it ranks with Thomas Paine's Common Sense as a clarion call to all patriots. I'm forwarding the article to all my friends, urging them to follow suit. Codevilla's words must be disseminated as widely possible, and if they are perhaps we'll be able to avoid the bloodshed and destruction that came after the appearance of Paine's book. I pray that is so.
I'd appreciate it if you would forward my congratulations to Mr. Codevilla, along with my sincere gratitude. -- J. Michael Pearson
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