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Thread #121472   Message #2675235
Posted By: Royston
08-Jul-09 - 07:13 PM
Thread Name: Folk Against Fascism
Subject: RE: Folk Against Fascism

That a country back in 1776 would grant first ammendment rights tp its citizens is virtually a miracle

You are right, Donuel. Too easy to be cynical and the vision of the founding fathers was nothing short of miraculous. It doesn't only speak to Americans, we all need to be upset that we have, collectively, never lived up to it.

An American patriot once said that modern day America was "The last and greatest betrayal of the last and greatest of human dreams"

This was not to denigrate USA, it was meant as a wake-up call. You have to have dreams.

I hope Obama has shoulders broad enough to carry all our expectations.