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  •  That's why progressivism isn't a majority current (4+ / 0-)
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    ...in this country.  There is too much in progressivism that really is what conservatives say it is: morally relativist to the point of dissolving the distinction between a mass murderer and his victims.  I don't want any part of that progressivism.

    You know, I sometimes think if I could see, I'd be kicking a lot of ass. -Stevie Wonder at the Glastonbury Festival, 2010

    by Rich in PA on Sun Jan 27, 2013 at 10:14:57 AM PST

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    •  Yet THEY are often the ones saying (3+ / 0-)

      we should focus on mental health (although they are also the ones who don't want to fund it) instead of gun control.

      Jon Husted is a dick.

      by anastasia p on Sun Jan 27, 2013 at 11:11:21 AM PST

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      •  You can focus on mental health... (4+ / 0-)
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        ...and even (if you want) make exculpatory claims about the murderer based on mental illness, but insisting on counting him among the victims is an expression of contempt toward the real victims in the name of some allegedly higher value and that's something that is too much associated with progressivism in the American public mind.  And we did it to ourselves.

        You know, I sometimes think if I could see, I'd be kicking a lot of ass. -Stevie Wonder at the Glastonbury Festival, 2010

        by Rich in PA on Sun Jan 27, 2013 at 11:25:43 AM PST

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        •  Try to separate him from his deeds to (0+ / 0-)

          understand the concept of counting him. He was a young man who had barely begun to live, and now he's dead. Imagine how tortured he must have been to be able to kill even one person.

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