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March 4th Can Be Our 2nd Independence Day

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Message Sandy Sand

Tuesday, March 4, could prove to be this country's second Independence Day if Barack Obama sweeps the primaries in Ohio, Texas, Pennsylvania and not to be forget l'il ol' Vermont.

Even two out of three of the big trifecta would be sweeter than the picturesque northern state's maple syrup to those of us who want to see the Clinton's stranglehold on the Democratic party loosed and lost.

There's great merit to the idea that it's time for an end to four years of Bush, followed by eight years of Bill Clinton sandwiched in by eight years of another Bush.

Having four years of yet another Clinton added to the chain is simply too much of the same tired old way of doing business.

As much as the dismal prospect of G.W. being followed by his lite mirror image in John McCain is depressing, so is more of the same-old, same-old Washington business-as-usual with Hillary Clinton.

There's no reason whatsoever that I can see that anything will change with Hillary at the helm.

For the first time since the deaths of John F. Kennedy, Robert Kennedy and Martin Luther King the sleeping giant of American can-doism and enthusiasm has awakened.

As a people, as a country we are no longer sleepwalking through what has been going on politically for too many years, leaving us as by-standers with nothing to do but watch our country be washed down the toilets of corporate interests, and lose all esteem and credibility throughout the world.

Barack Obama stirs our hopes and dreams in ways no one has since the Kennedy days.

When Martin Luther King died, his dream did not die.

When the Kennedy brothers died our hopes and dreams didn't exactly die, but were put into a deep 40-year coma.

Regardless of what John McCain said, and he only said it once because a brick wall of criticism came down on his head for his utterly ridiculous comment that Obama's talk of hope was a vapid, wasted effort in futility.

Well Johnny McC, we have news for you.  Hope was a great part of what got you through those dark hellish days of imprisonment in the Hanoi Hilton.

Hope for a change and a better way of doing things has gotten us through the last seven hellacious years.

That one inciduous comment told us all we had to know about you.  You, Johnny McC give us no hope of getting us out of Iraq.  All you offer is that we'll occupy that country for a hundred more years.

That is the truth.  We are an occupying force in the middle of a civil war.  We're taking sides, and no matter which side wins -- if one side ever wins their thousands-year-old battles with each other -- we will be on the wrong side.

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Sandy Sand began her writing career while raising three children and doing public relations work for Women's American ORT (Organization for Rehabilitation through Training). That led to a job as a reporter for the San Fernando Valley Chronicle, a (more...)
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