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    Okay this idea stemmed from someone in another thread pertaining to how much the "definitions" have changed over the years, and what that means in regards to the Constitution.

    The original thread: http://www.ronpaulforums.com/showthr...=1#post2584263



    Osan has prepared the constitution breaking it up into numbered lines. We need volunteers to take a line or lines to look up the definition of each word and rewrite that line.

    the two sites we have so far to translate words into their old definitions are:

    http://machaut.uchicago.edu/websters

    http://www.archive.org/details/dicti...engl01johnuoft
    http://www.archive.org/details/dicti...engl02johnuoft


    anyone else who finds links to dictionaries from before 1930 please post them here

    this is a super easy project all you have to do is volunteer to rewrite at least one sentence.


    If you are willing to help please email therealconstitution@gmail.com and you will be mailed a sentence to translate, once you are finished you can just email back the translated sentence.

    once it is complete we can decide where to go from there. The options I was thinking of were:

    a) make it into a pocket constitution and hand it out
    b) make it into a website so people can read it
    c) simple paper handouts


    ....

    anyone else have ideas?



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    1930 is a little late.
    Try 1830.
    It sounds interesting.
    As long as the definitions are placed in the body and not just as citations.
    People won't read them if they are seperate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by slothman View Post
    1930 is a little late.
    Try 1830.
    It sounds interesting.
    As long as the definitions are placed in the body and not just as citations.
    People won't read them if they are seperate.
    I meant 1830 and yes they would be placed in the body.

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    Quote Originally Posted by roxic27 View Post
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    ignominia et contemptum tyrannis

    Habeo excelsum artem; afflixerim cum crudelitate illis qui laedas me

    Shelley's thinly veiled warning to tyrants:

    The monster saw my determination in my face and gnashed his teeth in the impotence of anger. "Shall each man," cried he, "find a wife for his bosom, and each beast have his mate, and I be alone? I had feelings of affection, and they were requited by detestation and scorn. Man! You may hate, but beware! Your hours will pass in dread and misery, and soon the bolt will fall which must ravish from you your happiness forever. Are you to be happy while I grovel in the intensity of my wretchedness? You can blast my other passions, but revenge remains--revenge, henceforth dearer than light or food! I may die, but first you, my tyrant and tormentor, shall curse the sun that gazes on your misery. Beware, for I am fearless and therefore powerful. I will watch with the wiliness of a snake, that I may sting with its venom. Man, you shall repent of the injuries you inflict.

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    Quote Originally Posted by osan View Post
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    Funny how things dissolve into the mist.
    The tribe had spoken. Didn't seem to be much interest in the project past the original thread that this one came from. Shrug. TBH I had totally forgot about this. Is the google doc still active?
    Last edited by Roxi; 03-20-2012 at 11:55 PM.





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