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Politics : Actual left/right wing discussion

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To: TimF who wrote (8709)12/3/2010 7:19:08 PM
From: koan  Read Replies (1) of 10074
<<I didn't create any of them, not even as part of a collective effort. Most likely you have not either, certainly not the more major government organizations like the federal and state governments.

Look, all we have is democracy, as flawed as it is, to save us from our barbaric inclinations. And a democracy is only as good as the people who reside in said democracy.

It is the human condition. By and large our failings as a society are due to our own behavior and nothing else.

Amorphous things like Republics and the constitution have many definitions.

If you want to see the flaws in this country look at how we treat people. For 100 years after we became a coutnry we allowed slavery, then for another 100 years not one state in the south felt the need to end segregation.

We did not give the vote to women until 1919.

That is the measure of our failings, not some esoteric psychobable about sticking to the constituion.
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