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Response to morningfog (Reply #76)

Mon Dec 1, 2014, 09:54 PM

77. Change requires consensus in a democracy.

The Jim Crow era would have never ended unless most Americans were ready to move forward. No war ever ended while the majority of us were cheering it on, and marijuana only became legal after the generations who understood it's relative innocuous nature came of age.

Educating the fence sitters and winning people over to our cause is the only way to bring about permanent change. If we could bully the govt into changing for a minority of us, our children would have to wear hoods to school and gay people would face the death penalty.

Democracy moves somewhat slowly, but it eventually creates a government that is a mirrored image of society. I believe it's always more effective to educate and recruit rather than burn and plunder.

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