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    AnitaMaria, TheMeansAreTheEnd
    "Look, civility is not weakness. [...] It's not about an individual. It's about the office and this is the fabric that holds us together as Americans."
    -- a hard sell among Tea Partiers. Because, for them, it's not about the office, it's about the man in the office. They don't respect rank among outsiders (i.e., anyone who isn't them). And they consider incivility a prerogative of strength.

    "The great lie of democracy, its essential paradox, is that democracy is the first to be sacrificed when its security is at risk. Every state is totalitarian at heart; there are no ends to the cruelty it will go to to protect itself." -- Ian McDonald

    by Geenius at Wrok on Tue Oct 15, 2013 at 05:03:04 AM PDT

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