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what of the issues?

I was wandering through some of the political postings and gettingFredrick Douglas routinely disappointed with what I was seeing posted in the right wing blogs (and occasionally a pro-Clinton blog) when I came across Staycspits Weblog. She not only has the complete sermon by Reverend Jeremiah Wright via YouTube (as opposed to the snippets seen on Full Of eXcrement), she also has a link to Fredrick Douglass’ 1852 speech “What to the Slave is the 4th July?” Very interesting. She then ends the posting with this sentiment that I so strongly identify with:

I am disappointed that our political discourse on patriotism has boiled down to whether or not Obama wears a flag pin. The mere action of running for president aside from service in the Armed Forces is the most patriotic action one could participate in.

Can we speak on education, healthcare, home foreclosures, and the 4,000 dead American men and women serving in Iraq and Afghanistan, please.

You can find the entire posting here.

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