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  •  Visiting with some old friends (2+ / 0-)
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    who are Republican, I heard a woman say:  "I think we still have a pretty good country." In context, she had said earlier  "There are a lot of liberals in Oregon." We weren't having a political discussion and refused to be drawn into one, but I sense she thinks that "liberals" don't like the U.S. because they criticize it.  A relative happened to read a copy of the Nation recently and commented that he doesn't know why people who hate the U.S. so much don't move to another country.

    The spirit of liberty is the spirit which is not too sure that it is right. -- Judge Learned Hand, May 21, 1944

    by ybruti on Tue Jul 02, 2013 at 09:35:57 AM PDT

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    •  exactly (3+ / 0-)
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      that "love it or leave it" principle is still operating in a lot of people's heads.  They don't understand that to criticize is the greatest form of love, to want to improve is the best form of patriotism

      Words can sometimes, in moments of grace, attain the quality of deeds. --Elie Wiesel

      by a gilas girl on Tue Jul 02, 2013 at 10:10:19 AM PDT

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