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  •  I'm don't think it's Lakoff's aim (1+ / 0-)
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    to provide us with anything in a limited way; instead, he's giving us the very heart of the matter, the overall successful frame that "win[s] the debate."  He says, "[f]rames in politics are not neutral; they reflect an underlying value system." When we reference conservative frames, even in attempts to negate them, we are actually emphasizing conservative values in the minds of the listeners.  Instead, our language needs to reflect the morality of our politics.  He does, in fact, articulate the moral stance throughout the piece and, specifically, what America was supposed to be "all about."  That's the heart of how we need to be expressing ourselves.

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