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Offline iddee

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Life in the USA
« on: March 03, 2014, 02:14:59 PM »

"Listen to the mustn'ts, child. Listen to the don'ts. Listen to the shouldn'ts, the impossibles, the won'ts. Listen to the never haves, then listen close to me . . . Anything can happen, child. Anything can be"

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Re: Life in the USA
« Reply #1 on: March 03, 2014, 02:36:27 PM »
the + side of this presidency is that a lot of minority voters, who might have been quiet about being conservatives, are now speaking out.  they are standing up to being called "uncle tom" or "traitor to their people" and letting folks know that it's ok to say something.

just as there are many, many, conservative women, there are many, many, conservative minorities. 
.....The greatest changes occur in their country without their cooperation. They are not even aware of precisely what has taken place. They suspect it; they have heard of the event by chance. More than that, they are unconcerned with the fortunes of their village, the safety of their streets, the fate of their church and its vestry. They think that such things have nothing to do with them, that they belong to a powerful stranger called “the government.” They enjoy these goods as tenants, without a sense of ownership, and never give a thought to how they might be improved.....

 Alexis de Tocqueville