Read the Gettysburg address and pay more taxes.

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    Americans have lost their commitment to shared sacrifice. The Gettysburg Address can help them recover it. - By Eliot Spitzer - Slate Magazine
     
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    Poor analogy regardless of what side you are on....

    It has NOTHING to do with what Lincoln was talking about
     
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    I agree
     
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    When Al Gore has a smaller carbon foot print then I do, then I will be willing to pay a carbon tax.


     
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    I don't know the detail of Spitzer's sex life, not having a prurient interest in sex as does The Infidel, so Infidels point excapes me. The point made by the OP is a good one, the RW has made avarice no longer one of the seven deadly sins, in fact they celebrate it.
     
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    :clap2::clap2: Totally agree. :clap2::clap2:
     
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    Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth, upon this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.
    Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation, or any nation so conceived, and so dedicated, can long endure. We are met here on a great battlefield of that war. We have come to dedicate a portion of it as a final resting place for those who here gave their lives that that nation might live. It is altogether fitting and proper that we should do this.

    But in a larger sense we can not dedicate - we can not consecrate - we can not hallow this ground. The brave men, living and dead, who struggled, here, have consecrated it far above our poor power to add or detract. The world will little note, nor long remember, what we say here, but can never forget what they did here.

    It is for us, the living, rather to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they have, thus far, so nobly carried on. It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us - that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they here gave the last full measure of devotion - that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain; that this nation shall have a new birth of freedom; and that this government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.

    Nuff said?
     
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    We're citing Elliot Spitzer?

    Nuff said. Next.
     
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    You have something against scumbags?
     

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