"I'd prefer only those who PAY income taxes be allowed to vote in Federal elections"
Yeah, dang those pesky students and stay-at-home-moms and their radical ideas!
halvar, I'm not sure where you are getting your historical facts?
"The building was restored after being burned (1814) by British troops, and the smoke-stained gray stone walls were painted white" ('White House. 2008)
"The British burned it in 1814, but it was rebuilt and enlarged under Hoban's direction." (White House, 2006)
'White House' 2008, in The Columbia Encyclopedia, Columbia University Press, New York, NY, USA, viewed 15 April 2010,
White House. (2006). In Britannica Concise Encyclopedia. Retrieved from http://www.credoreference.com.proxy1.lib.umanitoba.ca/entry/ebconcise/white_house
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