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  •  We have to redefine the dream for them (10+ / 0-)

    They think rugged individualism is the dream. It's not. Enlightened cooperation is the real American dream. E pluribus unum.

    Remind them of what George Romney, Mitt's dad said about rugged individualism:

    Most strikingly, asked about the idea that "rugged individualism" was the key to America's success, [George Romney] snapped back, "It's nothing but a political banner to cover up greed."

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    Explain what e pluribus unum means!

    "Those are my principles, and if you don't like them...well, I have others." --Groucho Marx

    by Dragon5616 on Sat May 19, 2012 at 06:03:33 AM PDT

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    •  that's right "out of many, One" is our national (1+ / 0-)
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      motto - and they sure as hell weren't talking about the 1% there, either!

      Best damned diary I've read in many a moon, Dragon5616, write on!

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      by Angie in WA State on Sat May 19, 2012 at 10:53:40 PM PDT

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