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peacetheonlyway Donating Member (948 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-10-07 11:19 PM
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Something Howard Dean Once Said To Me
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Edited on Thu May-10-07 11:21 PM by peacetheonlyway
I first met Howard Dean in Georgia at a Gay Atlanta Executive Network meeting. He was there trolling for cash as he just figured out he wanted to run for the pres. 2004 election and new that he needed to tap big investors early to have a snowball's chance in hell of getting into the race. He came to Georgia's Gay Community. And we rolled out the red carpet for Vermont's Governor who helped see the first Civil Unions bill passed.

*** I met Dean personally, and asked him a serious question. "What about the patriot act, and many other serious reversals our our citizen rights?"

*** Dean ,in his unscripted wisdom, said we should look at politics in 20 year cycles. That justice, however slowly will eventually come around, to remember we ultimately have a fair and democratic system at work for us.He pointed to the Civil Rights act in 60's and how that took decades to come to fruition of African American activism and persistence.

*** I almost cried. in a few sentences this man restored my faith in democracy and living in the US, a once free and democratic republic.

I am now realizing the wisdom of his words. It's only a matter of time:

#1 Democratic president gets elected
#2 Gonzales brought up on obstruction of justice charges
#3 Condi Rice , Rumsfeld, Cheney brought before the war crimes tribunal
#4 Bush, is put in US jail for treason
#5 Cindy Sheehan is the most popular US Senator by 2010
#6 Barbara Boxer is VP to Biden in the 2008 Election

*** the dream world continues

#7 All aspects of patriot act evaporates from law
#8 Gays get civil union packages federally
#9 African Americans get positions in government in Georgia, SC, NC all over the southeast as we return to hand counted paper ballots and years of election fraud evaporate and the people choose african americans to represent them... Shirley Franklin is the governor of Georgia, John Conyers is Sec. of State (I get chills with that statement)
#10 Hispanics and other illegial aliens who have been here many years all across the country granted US citizenship
#11 Minimum wage is $8.00 an hour
#12 US sets strict import / export laws and begins prosecuting both technology and content/entertainment patents globally driving a new area of core expertise and making copying of technology less possible
#13 US creates jobs by providing small business loans as easy to get as mortgages
#14 US housing market booms as bio friendly components flood market and a shift in buyer interest in eco friendly living

*** the list goes on.

Howard Dean was right. 2020, we will look back at the Bush era as a nightmare, but be grateful to this suffering for the liberal backlash that finally put the balance of government back in the hands of the people
where it belongs.

Thank-you Howard Dean for reminding me that government can/does and will work for all citizens if you have enough endurance to make it so!
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