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preciousdove Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-29-04 03:14 AM
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28. Dammit our grandparents already won these battles!
Edited on Wed Dec-29-04 03:17 AM by preciousdove
Minnesota used to have
* the best health care
* a progressive prison system
* courts that did not send drug dealers girlfriends to prison for 10 years while letting the dealer get out in 19 mos.
* higher education that was available to most
* jobs that payed living wages with benefits
* utility companies in the state that were regulated
* a social service structure so that nobody was starving or homeless except by choice
* fair and clean elections
* the majority of people treated each other with civility
* churches who thought that they should do something about making life on earth better and were not in everyones bedrooms and trying to overturn the Constitution.
* the promise of social security
* media that printed news you needed to know and at least tried to look balanced.
* Most Republicans were not fascists or crooks.
* A Democratic party that was representing people not corporations.
* Some of the best public schools in the country
* Private schools who tried to give as good an education as public.
* A deep understanding of "public good" and the need and will to support it with taxes.
*And Norm Coleman was still in NY
* National Guard was not the first called up for overseas they were to protect the state.
* No draft.

No I do not think this is a great time to be alive! And what are you high on because I want some.
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