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Response to FrenchieCat (Reply #4)

Thu Jan 28, 2016, 12:33 AM

6. I'm sorry you went through that

I'm not a rags to riches person, but I'm a homeless to housing projects, food banks, welfare and gov'ment cheese to a college degree and now I own my own home person. It's not fancy, but it's mine. I think the point of democracy is to thrive, to set up a series of customized opportunities and conditions where a diverse peoples CAN thrive. No one should have to apologize for doing well, or doing modestly, or struggling.

Attacking middle-class abundance, or a well loved home with accusations of heartless corporate ties, is weird, partly that's exactly what many of us want for all our dreams of winning the lotto. Family, hearth and home. Many small comforts and a few larger ones. The ability to reach out to those less blessed, and offer a hand and hope. These are valuable things. And as is often pointed out, empty rhetoric is not.

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