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  •  The Essence of America (0+ / 0-)

    The essence of America, and of what it means to be an American are embodied in the U.S. Constitution, and the liberal democratic principles upon which is was founded. You can always feel proud about that singular document, and the values it portrays.

    Any embarrassment you may presently feel is likely due to the values and actions of a minority of our fellow Americans and their elected Reps. This bigoted, angry, entitled, insurrectionist element has been with us since the founding of the nation. They must be conquered with courage and resolve, as was done in 1865, and then again 1965.

    •  You mean that document that limited (0+ / 0-)

      the vote to men, and counted slaves (it was okay with slaves) as partial people so that the people who owned them could grab more power?  Those values?  The Constitution, like the U.S., is a mixed bag, with admirable and not-so-admirable qualities.

      "If you fake the funk, your nose will grow." -- Bootsy Collins

      by hepshiba on Thu Oct 03, 2013 at 09:59:45 AM PDT

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