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The Southern Avenger- Ike and Iron Man

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A bump to shine the light on

A bump to shine the light on our military empire.

The Debates in the Federal Convention of 1787 :

Mr. MASON introduced the subject of regulating the militia. He thought such a power necessary to be given to the Genl. Government. He hoped there would be no standing army in time of peace, unless it might be for a few garrisons. The Militia ought therefore to be the more effectually prepared for the public defence. Thirteen States will never concur in any one system, if the displining of the Militia be left in their hands.

Mr. ELSEWORTH...moved that the militia should have the same arms & exercise and be under rules established by the Genl. Govt. when in actual service of the U. States and when States neglect to provide regulations for militia, it shd. be regulated & established by the Legislature of [16] U. S. The whole authority over the Militia ought by no means to be taken away from the States whose consequence would pine away to nothing after such a sacrifice of power. He thought the Genl. Authority could not sufficiently pervade the Union for such a purpose, nor could it accomodate itself to the local genius of the people. It must be vain to ask the States to give the Militia out of their hands.

13 No servant can serve two masters; for either he shall hate the one, and love the other, or else he shall lean to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and riches. - Luke 16

I love the Southern Avenger

but does this clip contain spoilers for Iron Man 2?

I've not seen it yet and I try to avoid as many spoilers as possible before seeing a movie

makes it fun :)



"None are more hopelessly enslaved than those who falsely believe they are free." Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Lamb of God - As the Palaces Burn

This part of Iron Man reminded me of Ayn Rand

Rand says that men own their intellectual creations.

Further, it is immoral for one man to take the intellectual property of another man for any reason...even for the greater good.

Read more here:


In the Marvel universe, Iron

In the Marvel universe, Iron Man ends up working with the government indirectly through SHIELD/Avengers, then directly in Marvel's Civil War.

I don't think Stark ever handed over his top secrets though.

I want to say that Reed Richards has had a similar relationship with the US military.


High quality commentary.


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