Pity The Nation...

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    “Pity the nation whose people are sheep,
    and whose shepherds mislead them.
    Pity the nation whose leaders are liars, whose sages are silenced,
    and whose bigots haunt the airwaves.
    Pity the nation that raises not its voice,
    except to praise conquerors and acclaim the bully as hero
    and aims to rule the world with force and by torture.
    Pity the nation that knows no other language but its own
    and no other culture but its own.
    Pity the nation whose breath is money
    and sleeps the sleep of the too well fed.
    Pity the nation — oh, pity the people who allow their rights to erode
    and their freedoms to be washed away.
    My country, tears of thee, sweet land of liberty

    ― Lawrence Ferlinghetti
     
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    Will rep on recharge.
     
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    Good post, describes the radical right wing plague eroding the nation perfectly.
     
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    As well as the progressive liberal quest for control of the people's every breath and action
     
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    Pity the nation with it's worst enemy at its head. Pity the United States for being inflicted with obama.
     
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    Indeed
    American exceptionalism came from Freedom and Capitalism

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jONF4D_sTK8&feature=BFa&list=FLPoHwbLVXmAWJ_5yqp43t5w]The Rights of Man - YouTube[/ame]
     
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    Is America as a nation somehow deserving of pity from us or anyone? I don't think so, we are rich enough and dominate enough and educated enough as a nation to have brought all our problems on ourselves. We had the power to shape our country into any good and honest thing we wanted and all we got was this lousy corrupt plutocracy.
     
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    I am quoting this as a test. My video was not showing up, a real curiosity for me
     
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    OK, that is weird, now it shows. But if you go back to my post, the vid is not there, What is up with that?
     
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    I think it comes down to choices, when we limit our choices in anything we lose as a country. Ceding control over to the gov't is not a good idea, history oughta tell us that. The gov't will only give you one choice - their way.
     
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