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  •  I think we idolize, idealize and worship (1+ / 0-)
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    things way too much in the US these days, be it our leaders (well, some of them at least, also depending on your party), our history, our ideals or our "greatness". I mean, what the founders did was amazing, but half of them were unrepentant slaveowners and they were nearly all rich white men of great power. The constitution is a wonderful document, but it originally allowed slavery and didn't allow women to vote, institutionalized aristocracy, and was quite anti-democratic. And yes, we helped defeat the Nazis, but also nuked hundreds of thousands and innocent Japanese civilians.

    So it stands to reason that we'd do this with both the presidency and the person who's currently president. It's so much easier than being a citizen, which merely begins but in no way ends with voting.

    Obama said one true thing. We ARE the ones we've been waiting for. Except we're still waiting. Hello? Is this thing on?

    "Liberty without virtue would be no blessing to us" - Benjamin Rush, 1777

    by kovie on Sun Jul 07, 2013 at 09:42:45 PM PDT

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