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  •  Thanks for this great post. (21+ / 0-)

    It's a wonder that our "friends" on the other side devote all their huge political and economic power on denying others the fruits of this bounteous nation: health, education, food and shelter security, freedom to think, worship and love as they wish, acceptance for who they are, decent work at a living wage, safety, pride in their achievements, privacy, and often even the right to vote--and still attract so many followers.  Can a holiday like Thanksgiving be as special when one chooses to give thanks that "I've got mine, and to hell with everybody else"?

    Thanks for praising Nancy Pelosi for her powerful principles, and Barack Obama for his grace under never-ending attack.  It takes someone special to have their courage, and we are lucky to have them.

    "It ain't right, Atticus," said Jem. "No, son, it ain't right." --Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird

    by SottoVoce on Sun Nov 24, 2013 at 03:44:10 PM PST

    •  isn't it interesting (6+ / 0-)

      That as long your long term goal is to give other more rights, to given the peasants more responsibilities in the process, more ability to control their own lives, you tend to be on the winning side of history.

      From 'All men are created equal", Thomas Jefferson declaration that the aristocracy do not deserve more than the others, to JFK and 'what can you do for your country", the flip side that as the powerful we have the ability to effect change, this country is about the empowerment of everyone.

      The conservatives and their "47% are takers" will never understand that the peasants in fact do contribute.  That the person sweeping the floor or the person checking us out is just as important as the person in the c-level office. Yes, it can be argued that one might be more interchangeable than the other, after all there never seems a shortage of c-level officers or b-school graduates.

      Everyone is created as equals and, I will be radical, deserve as a child of the almighty equal opportunities, treatment, or privileges.  The almighty did not choose a few people to rule us all.  Maybe one, but we have to wait for the return and ask if he has been here before.  This is what is said in the declaration of independence.  It is what this country has always aspired to. And it is why I have complete faith that people like Romney, and Paul, and Hucakabee, and even Reagan, will not ultimately prevail.

      •  well put, and all true, with a special (3+ / 0-)
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        Yes, it can be argued that one might be more interchangeable than the other, after all there never seems a shortage of c-level officers or b-school graduates.

        "It ain't right, Atticus," said Jem. "No, son, it ain't right." --Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird

        by SottoVoce on Sun Nov 24, 2013 at 05:22:29 PM PST

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