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Odds and Ends 

City-States (Historical Context) 
(Note: We are not advocating for Sovereign City-States)
Throughout history their have been civilizations that have recognized the importance of gathering together for security, commerce, culture, and politics to form City-States. They are generally associated with the
 Greek Empire: Athens, Sparta, Carthage  Roman Empire: Rome Italian (Renaissance) City States: Florence, Venice, Milan. Surprisingly, there are still a couple of City States that exist today. The key characteristics to a Sovereign City-State is it's Sovereignty. 


"We the people of the United States, in order to form a more perfect union...." Preamble to the Constitution

"No work of man is perfect. It is inevitable, that in the course of time, the imperfections of a written constitution will become apparent. Moreover, the passage of time will bring changes in society which a Constitution must accommodate if it is to remain suitable for the nation." 
Thomas Jefferson 

"Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future" 
John Kennedy 

"Make no little plans. They have no magic to stir men's blood and probably will not themselves be realized. Make big plans, aim high...."
Daniel Burnham   

You never change things by fighting the same existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model OBSOLETE.
Buckminster Fuller 

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