You are viewing an obsolete version of the DU website which is no longer supported by the Administrators. Visit The New DU.
Democratic Underground Latest Greatest Lobby Journals Search Options Help Login

Reply #28: Dammit our grandparents already won these battles! [View All]

Printer-friendly format Printer-friendly format
Printer-friendly format Email this thread to a friend
Printer-friendly format Bookmark this thread
This topic is archived.
Home » Discuss » Topic Forums » Election Reform Donate to DU
preciousdove Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-29-04 03:14 AM
Response to Original message
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.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top

Home » Discuss » Topic Forums » Election Reform Donate to DU

Powered by DCForum+ Version 1.1 Copyright 1997-2002
Software has been extensively modified by the DU administrators

Important Notices: By participating on this discussion board, visitors agree to abide by the rules outlined on our Rules page. Messages posted on the Democratic Underground Discussion Forums are the opinions of the individuals who post them, and do not necessarily represent the opinions of Democratic Underground, LLC.

Home  |  Discussion Forums  |  Journals |  Store  |  Donate

About DU  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy

Got a message for Democratic Underground? Click here to send us a message.

© 2001 - 2011 Democratic Underground, LLC