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    To state things as they objectively are is neither defeatist nor optimistic, and no, we are not all entitled to our facts. What one does with the facts and how one predicts they will unfold is where one finds defeatism or optimism.

    When I say that we have always been far from perfect and often just plain godawful I'm not expressing an opinion, nor saying that we're never going to get any better. I'm expressing indisputable fact, and leaving the door open on whether we can ever get any better.

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

    by kovie on Sun Jul 07, 2013 at 10:10:12 PM PDT

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