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The Folly of Expanding the Franchise 

Before our Constitution was amended, voting rights were basically left to the states and usually defaulted to property owners. Since then, amendments and federal legislation has expanded the right to vote to blacks, women and people between the ages of 18 and 21 with property ownership not a requirement. 477 more words

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Bernie's Black Barrier

At a Netroots gathering over the weekend Bernie Sanders was heckled by members of the Black Lives Matter campaign. On Monday’s edition of MSNBC’s “Ed Show”, Ed Schultz rightly pointed out Sanders’ strong support of civil rights, including protest marches in the 1960’s. 429 more words

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#blackliesmatter

As provocative as the post title is I think we need to stop the lies if we’re ever going to work out the serious problems of race relations in the USA. 641 more words

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The Ideas Lab: the Independent Worker/Citizen...

I won’t be backing this post up with links and relative documentation but I will say that such items are in abundance on the subject. This post will in fact be based mostly in my own opinion and experiences in life and study. 1,399 more words

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If I'm Not Me Den Who Da Hell Am I?

Arnold’s character in “Total Recall” isn’t the only one having an identity crisis lately. Two recent news stories with preposterous protagonists prompt a more serious discussion of identity. 1,506 more words

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Is America Serious Enough for Bernie Sanders?

As I consume my daily dose of MSNBC’s “Morning Joe”, cohost Mika Brzezinski is, to quote Ed Grimley, “driving me mental”. She seems to want radical change. 354 more words

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A Quick Letter to the Democrats...

Dear Democrats,

Since I am a member of the opposition to most of your ideas and actions I accept this letter will not be met with much openness. 86 more words

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