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  •  Part of me hopes (1+ / 0-)
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    indiemcemopants

    And part of me sincerely believes, when the question comes to them they will feel the weight of history on their shoulders. I know they'll feel the political pressure, and fear popular backlash.  But too, they know about Mexico City, and South Africa, and which direction the world is inevitably going.

    I know it will cross their minds, "Do I want to cast a vote for what history remembers as a Dred Scott decision? Or do I want to cast a vote for what becomes a Brown V. Board of Education decision?" I hope they have the courage and wisdom to decide wisely.

    •  I know, this is (1+ / 0-)
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      Clarknt67

      pretty agonizing to live through this. The whole thing may hinge on Kennedy's vote. It's like I said upthread though, people are changing and the way certain laws are used HAS to change with us. Nobody likes that but it's necessary or else our whole system will become meaningless and obsolete.

      "Everybody lies... except POLITICIANS? House, I do believe you are a romantic."

      by indiemcemopants on Fri Jan 15, 2010 at 07:10:22 PM PST

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