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I am constantly annoyed by those on the right wing who feel they alone own a proper respect for our laws and traditions. Patriotism and love of country are not within the sole purview of the Republican Party. And you can't "take back" what belongs to all of us.

I am also a hopeless science fiction geek and a great fan of the original Star Trek in all it's 60's hippy, drippy goofiness. Maybe it's the afterglow of the last couple days, but this scene hit me right between the eyes tonight. It just goes to show even in what by many accounts is considered one of the worst episodes of the series are examples of good writing and wonderfully positive messages.

And some occasionally damn fine acting!

Follow me below the Orange squiggly Tachyon Particle...

This was not written for chiefs.

Hear me, hear this!

Among my people we carry many such words as this from many lands, many worlds. Many are equally good and are as well respected, but wherever we have gone no words have said this thing of importance in quite this way.

Look at these three words written larger than the rest with a special pride never written before or since. Tall Words! Proudly Saying:

We the People.

That which you called "E Pleb Nista" was not written for the chiefs of the Kings or the warriors or the rich or the powerful but for all the people. Down the centuries you have slurred the meaning of the words:

We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution...

These words and the words that follow were not written only for the Yangs, but for the Comms as well. They must apply to EVERYONE, or they mean nothing.

Do you understand?

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