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It is time for America to realize its promise, where we judge each other (to paraphrase Dr. King) by the content of our character; not the color of our skin, the place where we worship, or the size of our bank account.              

The two extremes of Marxist socialism and laissez-faire capitalism are not our only economic choices, any more than anarchy and autocracy are our only political choices.  There is an entire spectrum of economic systems between these two extremes, and the long-term answer for humanity lies not at the extreme polar opposites, but somewhere in the middle.  We must overcome the simplistic, black-white, yes-no outlook that has been foisted upon the American people over the last twenty-five years. We can accomplish this by broadening our experience, as well as our viewpoint, as human beings: economically, politically, and socially.            

It is only as a community, accepting each others differences, that America can once again become the beacon of liberty, that Washington, Jefferson, Franklin, Paine and Madison imagined we could be.            

The future is ours, but only if we have the courage to seize it.  

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Richard Girard is an increasingly radical representative of the disabled and disenfranchised members of America's downtrodden, who suffers from bipolar disorder (type II or type III, the professionals do not agree). He has put together a team to (more...)

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