We are better than this

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NOTE: Per a conversation with a Catholic sister in New Hampshire who sometimes teaches Helytimes posts to her advanced English class, I’ve cleaned up some language here. 

The goal should be to raise the discourse.  

62,418,820 Americans voted for him.  All those people are not dumb jerks.

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Many bad people in my experience end up with exactly the punishment they deserve

Many bad people in my experience end up with exactly the punishment they deserve

This is a mess and a shame.

Part of our job as citizens for the rest of our lives will be undoing this disgrace and bringing some honor back to this country.  USA has done much that’s staggeringly, tears to your eyes amazing and heroic and noble.

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photo of John Young by Charlie Duke

This work sucks, because I’m very lazy and have other things I’d rather do and preferred when my civic responsibility was minimal.

 

Counterpoint from Rabih Alameddine about whether we are better than this or not.  He tells a beautiful story at the end.



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