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Statuary in the USA

Image of toppling King

The United States has a long history of discontent with statutes, I mean, statues. The country was founded on the principle that statues are bad because some of them represent things that offend some people. For example, in 1776 many people were offended by statues of the King of England. Consequently, a principle evolved holding that the landscape should be cleansed of offensive statuary. In practice, however, the offended people only toppled the statues, and municipal authorities had to clean up the rabble, er, rubble.

Freedom in the USA

Image of Capture of Spy

Although the concept of freedom from unreasonable search and seizure had been percolating in the minds of the colonials for some time, it was a well known fact that British spies often hid condoms in their socks containing secret spy messages. The revolutionaries had no qualms about stopping suspected Tory sympathizers and making them strip their boots and stockings. If a condom were discovered, it was usually the end of the road for the unfortunate subject who frequently lost not only his condoms but any further use for them, if you get our meaning. Such treatment spawned another concept familiar to legal scholars and which found its way into our founding documents, that being the notion of cruel and unusual punishment. On the other hand, many considered the use of the guillotine to remove one's head to be more cruel than using it to remove other body parts although, perhaps, not more unusual.

Latin in the USA

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An est aliquid, quod te sua sponte delectet? Sed mehercule pergrata mihi oratio tua. Quis enim redargueret? Tenent mordicus. Hoc loco tenere se Triarius non potuit. Vides igitur te aut ea sumere, quae non concedantur, aut ea, quae etiam concessa te nihil iuvent. Duo Reges: constructio interrete.

  1. Idem etiam dolorem saepe perpetiuntur, ne, si id non faciant, incidant in maiorem.
  2. Suam denique cuique naturam esse ad vivendum ducem.
  • Idemne, quod iucunde?
  • Quid iudicant sensus?
  • Nonne videmus quanta perturbatio rerum omnium consequatur, quanta confusio?
  • Cum autem negant ea quicquam ad beatam vitam pertinere, rursus naturam relinquunt.