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  •  I'm one (7+ / 0-)

    Forty years ago in 1972 I worked for and voted for Dr. Benjamin Spock. Let's see. He was for universal health care, ending the war. pro abortion, equal rights for LBGT people, a maximum and minimum wage scale, and legalizing weed. Yep. Those were some real kooky ideas. Sure glad none of them ever happened. Can you imagine what kind of country we would have?

    •  I'm sure it would be hell on earth. (1+ / 0-)
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    •  Just to make things clear. (0+ / 0-)

      While I'm not advocating voting 3rd party, if you look at those 3rd party positions from the early seventies, you will see how they have, for the most part, become mainstream Democratic positions today. Sometimes you need a 3rd voice to prod the major parties to move in a more progressive direction. 40 years on most of those things are still a far off dream. Doesn't mean we should stop trying.

      •  Exactly. Opposition can lead to inclusion, to co- (1+ / 0-)
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        opt the opposition. That's how the Wahhabi's operated in Saudi Arabia (I'm sure there are American examples, but I'm blanking). To avoid fights with the ultra-right, the Saud family just incorporated Wahhabi rules.

        Actually, that kind of sounds like Israel's positon toward extreme right religion also.

        "I believe more women should carry guns. I believe armed women will make the world a better place. Women need to come to think of themselves not as victims but as dangerous." Anna Pigeon

        by glorificus on Sun Oct 28, 2012 at 06:49:15 PM PDT

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