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  •  Not to digress overly, but what you describe is a (1+ / 0-)
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    shaharazade

    case for the draft.  I don't know your feelings about the draft in particular, but the general concept of "it's happening to all of us" or actual shared sacrifice is potent.

    Rs used to have a "meme" about a liberal is a conservative who's never been mugged, or something to that effect.  If we ever get into a scenario where we really are in a position, together, of shared sacrifice, watch out DC.

    The Occupy "movement" (the organizers say it's not a movement) has the potential to make that happen.

    To better times...

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