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Response to CleanLucre (Reply #12)

Mon Jun 25, 2012, 08:33 PM

13. Every reasoning molecule of me agrees with you, but

I have watched this for too many years. Quality public education is important, and will lead to an informed public. But let's face it, the entire country will not be full of intellectuals no matter how much we try. I don't think that we have to be helping the Republicans or lie like they do. But I have to admit that they are masters of controlling people with words. Example: We wanted "Medicare for all" which everyone would understand. But we were unable to get that phrase in use for the health care reforms. Instead, we get "death panels" and "Obamacare" for a plan that was too watered down----and you bet that everyone knows those terms, even if they don't know what they are talking about.

I wish that we could reason with people, but that is just not working. We can continue to take the high road and try to get people to listen to us with intellectual discussion as we have done in the past, or we can fight fire with fire. I'm lighting a torch.

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