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  •  Securing rights is never done (7+ / 0-)

    Like the environment, it can be lost but never fully won and that is as it should be.

    What stronger breast-plate than a heart untainted! Thrice is he arm'd, that hath his quarrel just; And he but naked, though lock'd up in steel, Whose conscience with injustice is corrupted. King Henry, scene ii

    by TerryDarc on Thu Jul 04, 2013 at 04:48:54 PM PDT

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    •  It must also be acknowledged (3+ / 0-)
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      that we can move backwards and severely lose gains that have been made.  When we look at the Clean Air act, and similar things related to the environment, we are experiencing that today.  

      We are constantly trying to hold the line on women's rights and voting rights and we've lost ground on both during the last five years, supposedly some of most progressive years under one of our most progressive presidents.   We have to stop fooling ourselves and open our eyes to the fact that both of those things are myths, simply untrue, and damaging to us in every way.

      If anything, more criticism is needed, and criticism can inspire greatly.  Just ask Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

      "Justice is a commodity"

      by joanneleon on Thu Jul 04, 2013 at 05:49:44 PM PDT

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