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  •  I will never (7+ / 0-)

      leave this country. Ever. I will work to make it better and will do so from within these borders. I will not leave.

    •  You might die fighting...but keep on (12+ / 0-)

      The predators have gained the upper hand here. We are going to have to fight harder than we have so far to restore justice and fairness.

      "It's the planet, stupid."

      by FishOutofWater on Thu Jan 17, 2008 at 04:25:30 PM PST

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      •  Indeed we are (3+ / 0-)
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          but we can't do that by running to Canada, Mexico or Europe.

          The fight is here, therefore we must be here to be a part of it.

        •  My grandparents grandparents came here (19+ / 0-)

          looking for a better life.  I'm not opposed to leaving this country for the same reason.

          It would be good to know taxes I paid went to making life better for people rather than arming and shooting them.

          the third eye does not weep. it knows.

          by mijita on Thu Jan 17, 2008 at 08:42:23 PM PST

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          •  I'm not opposed to anyone (4+ / 0-)

              leaving, its a decision thats best for some, and not for others. I couldn't imagine a better life and a better opportunity than what this country has been and can be. It certainly won't be if we don't fight for it. I don't want to have to learn another langugage (b/c completely fluent I mean), how to count another currency, find a new job or adapt to a different lifestyle.

              The United States is my home. Just b/c some assholes are trying to ruin it doesn't kill how special it is for me.

        •  Too bad; I always liked Canada's (2+ / 0-)
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          national anthem better than ours.

          I remember an episode of the old show "Riptide," wherein it's revealed that a couple of Our Heroes were once in the Army. Having caught an Army officer doing something underhanded, one of them says, "You make me ashamed to have worn the uniform, and I didn't think anything could make me say that."

          Since my first visit to Europe as a child, I have tried my best not to be the Ugly American during my travels (or here at home, for that matter.) Despite my  Republican friends' insistence that the Clenis(TM) is the source of all evil in the universe, I have never felt ashamed to be an American--until Chimpco got going in earnest. I tell those selfsame Republican friends, "I'm grieving for my country," and they all think I'm off my rocker, deranged by irrational hatred of Dear Leader and spouting LIBBURUL talking points. If and when the scales fall from their eyes, it'll be far too late for all of us and I won't even have the consolation of "I told you so."

        •  I live in Europe and fight every day (1+ / 0-)
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          Living outside of the U.S. does not mean you abandon it.  My "Americanness" is on display daily because I live amongst others.  Nulwee wants a different way of life and should not feel obligated to go without healthcare or be unhappy in life in order to fight 24/7.

          The internet and phone make a lot possible, living abroad does not mean being a political coward.

      •  Is that not the spirit that we founded this (0+ / 0-)

        country for in the first place?

        Is that not precisely the reason our founders gave us so many tools to fight tyranny?

        I mean even if Bush launched the military into the streets to quash the riots, are you conceding that it would change nothing?

        What paralyzes me is that if any of us are afraid that the rest of the world has lost their trust in the US and are suspect of us, would not a mass demonstration in the streets show them that we're a victim too?

        Or is the truth that the media will not cover any revolt we have and we're already doomed.

        George Orwell is banging on the lid of his coffin and screaming, "1984 was a cautionary tale, you dolts, not a motivational speech!"

        by snafubar on Fri Jan 18, 2008 at 05:32:28 AM PST

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    •  Kudos to you. I might, though. (3+ / 0-)

      I'm the kind of person who'll be first against the wall if the fascists take over. I'm not going to be the person at the front of the line when the gates slam shut. I was prepared with an escape plan in 2006 in case the Democrats didn't take back at least one chamber of Congress; I'm ready to bail again, though not as hastily, if Hillary Clinton is the Democratic Party nominee, which will just bring about the same result on a slower time scale.

      "The great lie of democracy, its essential paradox, is that democracy is first to be sacrificed when its security is at risk." --Ian McDonald

      by Geenius at Wrok on Thu Jan 17, 2008 at 10:40:08 PM PST

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