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    Cartoon Peril, WakeUpNeo

    We are still struggling against slavery, and that's a shame. But you must admit that things today are nowhere near the same as they were in those first 87 years. Maybe the point of history is the fact that 'perfection' is not attainable. Struggle towards perfection, is. The constitution of US makes that struggle possible. It gives us no promises other than guaranteeing the opportunity to struggle. And the "Declaration of Independence" speaks not of a "right to happiness" (a place to arrive) but the "pursuit of happiness."

    Here is an analogy to my thinking: As youth grow to middle age for example, they arrive to what is called full adulthood. The catch? It is all downhill from then on. I don't believe America has arrived to its full adulthood yet, and maybe that's a good thing.

    Thanks for the thought provoking diary, btw.

    "Corruptio Optimi Pessima" (Corruption of the best is the worst)

    by zenox on Sat Nov 10, 2012 at 07:58:33 PM PST

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