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Advertisement Letter: Republicans mock ‘all men are created equal’
Op-Ed · November 30, 2012


After 236 years of Americans living together in a nation of our own making, the real differences among us amount to no more than splitting hairs — we got this way together.
This past election found a Republican Party to be out of touch with this fact and if it is to continue as a major party new leadership is going to come from moderate Republicans (disparaged as Republicans In Name Only) and centrists that progressively steer along the center-right and such as this GOP would meet in compromise with liberal Democrats on the center-left — there are hairs to be split.

The inviolate values the religious and plutocratic right present as sacrosanct do not amount to a hill of beans — nothing more than threatening insults to women, gays, the younger generation, newer arrivals to our land and to disparage an even wider range of people the Republican Party’s top candidate, Mitt Romney, expressed a total lack of regard for 47 percent of all Americans.

These Republicans mock the nation’s founding proposition: “That all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. — That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed,” ~ July 4, 1776.

Meanwhile, more rational conservatives content themselves with finding fault with and blocking anything liberals propose that WE THE PEOPLE do.

Conservatives themselves don’t have a clue of what to do aside from further turning power over to a greedy few that may trickle down what’s left after they have ever enhanced their bottom line.

As President Franklin D. Roosevelt said in times of challenge from which the nation moved forward:

“A conservative is a man with two perfectly good legs who, however, has never learned to walk forward.”

Sam Osborne, West Branch

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