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Naturyl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-13-08 07:44 PM
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80. Thank you for this...
"Better, of course, is if everyone was entitled to a roof over their head and did not have to pay with their humanity to get it."

This simple idea is so rarely spoken that it's always refreshing to see it reach the light of day. It would be better indeed if the necessities of life were a basic human RIGHT rather than a privilege - no exceptions, no conditions, and no strings attached.

But when "progressives" aren't even ready for this, how will mainstream America ever be? When the right wing has succeeded utterly and seemingly irrevocably in making "entitlement" a demonized curse word, where do we even start? I've been at it for 8 years, and the occasional periods I spend playing mindless online games and refusing to think about it at all are getting longer each time.
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