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Tearing down statues isn't vandalism - It's at the heart of the democratic tradition

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For countless millions of Africans, the slave trade forced them into permanent servitude in conditions set by their white owner, who did not consider them human.

It is a comforting illusion that things today are so very different from 1831. We want to believe our voice now counts, that we have the power, that we are in charge, even though the vote our ancestors struggled so hard for has been stripped of value, our voices silenced.

We are given a choice between two political parties equally captured by corporate money and interests.

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Lance Ciepiela is a retired senior who had an interesting career in government service - a United States Marine Corps (USMC) Vietnam-Era veteran, who became interested in restoring the Constitution after I realized that W Bush had attacked (more...)
 

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