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    cotterperson, emal, blueoasis

    It's important to understand real democracy includes more than voting and needs to have "feet on the ground" on issues that need to involve more than voter registration and "get out the vote" (which are also essential).

    Democracy is messy ... when "we the people" are involved at a strategic level. Otherwise, it's dominated by proxies for the wealthy, which always evidence good taste and polite manners. Until it's time to direct their proxies to smash a few faces or assault people with pepper spray.

    Onward indeed.

    In a democracy dissent is an act of faith. Like medicine, the test of its value is not in its taste, but in its effects. J. William Fulbright

    by crescentdave on Thu Sep 29, 2011 at 02:17:16 PM PDT

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