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  •  We have been a nation of sheep since 2000. (4+ / 0-)
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    BvueDem, Lepanto, helfenburg, Lily O Lady

    At that time, we meekly and quietly allowed an unelected soft coup to take office.  We offered no significant resistance, not on the editorial pages and not in the streets.  

    The NSA acting as Big Brother is disturbing, but it only puts icing on a cake that has been very long in the baking.  Americans are very far from developing the courage to fight for an honest system, never mind a "just" system.  

    These days, those who do fight are relentlessly marginalized and pilloried in mainstream discourse.  It's a sad state of affairs, and there's little reason to think it will abate any time soon...

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