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lessons from America

The sun sets on the Bush era

The feeling in both Chicago and DC these past few days has been of a people liberated.  The end in sight of 8 years of living under the nightmare that has been the Bush presidency. At last a chance to regain real pride in one’s country and fellow citizens, rather than the superficial patriotism everyone has been forced to subscribe to. 

Jean Jacques Rousseau wrote that “the English people believes itself to be free; it is gravely mistaken; it is free only during election of members of parliament; as soon as the members are elected, the people is enslaved.”  For many Americans, Tuesday was freedom day.  And that spirit is continuing on – and will I suspect all the way til the Inauguration on 20 January, and possibly a little after as well.

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November 8, 2008 - Posted by | Uncategorized

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