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A Government Of the Crisis By the Crisis and For the Crisis

Neal from PA Wrote: Apr 05, 2013 7:21 PM
As a”true American” and practical thinker; and not overly prone to emotional decisions, I have a choice: I can either believe what the objective pieces of evidence are telling me (even if they make me cringe with disgust); I can believe what history is shouting to me from across the abyss of seven decades; or I can hope I am wrong by closing my eyes, having another latte, and ignore what is transpiring around me. I choose to believe the evidence. No doubt some people will scoff at me; others laugh, or think I am foolish, naive, or both. To some degree, perhaps I am. But I have never been afraid to look people in the eye and tell them exactly what I believe and why I believe it.
Neal from PA Wrote: Apr 05, 2013 7:22 PM

As a young soldier in Vietnam I learned many things…you can die in the blink of an eye…and to cherish and fight for the things you love, for tomorrow they may be gone. I pray I am wrong. I do not think I am. Perhaps the only hope is our vote in the next elections. Until then, I as well as many others; will find a way to persevere over what is destroying America.

catball Wrote: Apr 08, 2013 6:16 PM
Buddy I'm glad you made it home. But borther you got it wrong. You were sent over there by Repubs, not Democrates. We fought the pubs in the streets all over this country, trying to get you home.

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