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People Are Truly Good at Heart? Sadly, No

peaceman Wrote: Jan 03, 2013 3:26 PM
You're right Jeff's sweeping generalization is wrong and I commented above about it. The purpose of the 2nd amendment was to support a militia if the government should turn and go on errant ways. The is our culture is at odds with itself and, basically, doesn't know how to play in its own sandbox very well. It's an issue of greed vs sharing, and by sharing I mean to allow a fair and equitable process of living in this country with opportunity. But that opportunity is being squashed by the R's and D's because their allegiance to money and power; most of them don't care about you or me

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