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  •  Yeah, I struggled with that -- was trying to use (2+ / 0-)
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    "citizens" in an ironic and generic way, but your point is well taken so I'll make the change.

    stay together / learn the flowers / go light - Gary Snyder

    by Mother Mags on Fri Nov 02, 2012 at 07:39:19 PM PDT

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    •  thanks for the diary (5+ / 0-)

      Many people wonder why we don't 'turn out' to vote. There are many reasons and you've explained some of them.

      America could have chosen to be the worlds doctor, or grocer. We choose instead to be her policeman. pity

      by cacamp on Fri Nov 02, 2012 at 08:14:56 PM PDT

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    •  I just need to point out here . . . (3+ / 0-)
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      that your first instincts were perfectly accurate, and there was absolutely no reason for you to change it.  The word "citizen" has a far more fundamental meaning than what an invading colonialist power chooses to give it in legal terms, and by any measure beyond that one, our ancestors were certainly all citizens of this land for thousands of years before Europe realized the world wasn't flat.  

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      by Aji on Sat Nov 03, 2012 at 07:19:05 AM PDT

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