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  •  German leaders have taken the time (6+ / 0-)

    and patience to school the population in how working together to meet everyone's basic needs makes the country more successful, more stable and more prosperous.  Of course Germany didn't have the self-reliant cowboy or pioneers overcoming the wilderness to idealize and seek to emulate.

    That's what's killing our country - both literally and figuratively - the idea that everyone should take care of themselves, "pull themselves up by their bootstraps" and demand their freedom to be independent of any control other than their own.  The government, any sense of community,  everything but the "free market" is oppressive.  Acceptance of that overarching idea is what will guarantee our demise.

    "In this world of sin and sorrow there is always something to be thankful for; as for me, I rejoice that I am not a Republican." - H. L. Mencken

    by SueDe on Sun Apr 01, 2012 at 11:58:57 AM PDT

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    •  not really, we have had that kind of system since (3+ / 0-)
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      I was born at least (over sixty years), nobody knows anything else. No leaders who "schooled" the population.

      The system is just "common sense", something that seems to be lost here, if you think of what comes out of Steve King's mouth and is repeated by so many others.

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