"Reason is poor propaganda when opposed by the yammering, unceasing lies of shrewd and evil and self-serving men."-Heinlein

History is plain in the mistakes man has made in his past.  Altruism and a lack of historical knowledge is what keeps us in a state of stagnation and oppression.  The great idea of a Constitutional Republic has been declining since the early 1900's.  Has reason done anything?  Pointing out facts is meaningless...... most people will take whatever the Government gives them if all they have to do is vote for their master.

Beware the future to come