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  •  Yes, they always promote the vote as the Be All (9+ / 0-)

    End All, the Alpha and Omega, the Beginning and End, All That Is Necessary And Sufficient for democracy when in reality it is merely a necessary but hardly sufficient condition for a truly representative society.  For that, the First Amendment rights of speech, the press, and especially assembly need to be guaranteed unconditionally.

    Is it courageous to propose tax cuts but not identify a single tax expenditure to rein in? Is it courageous to target your deepest cuts on the poorest Americans, who vote in lower numbers and provide little in campaign contributions?

    by caul on Fri Jul 26, 2013 at 12:36:21 AM PDT

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    •  Hear, hear! Necessary but def. NOT sufficient, (2+ / 0-)
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      except to their continued reelection and hold on power. Got to have the rest of it if we are to continue to be a "liberal" democracy, and not just a hollow shell of one.

      "Government by organized money is just as dangerous as Government by organized mob." -- Franklin D. Roosevelt

      by Kombema on Fri Jul 26, 2013 at 08:38:47 AM PDT

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