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johnfitz.com BS: A Fitting Tribute to a Great Leader (49) RE: BS: A Fitting Tribute to a Great Leader 08 Jun 04


People may not remember Reagan correctly. but many people do remember him fondly. The basic values of our country are conservative; and I would argue that our instincts are intuitively generous. Our political reality builds on that foundation. When we step off of that foundation we sound shrill and unimportant, mainly because we have nothing of real value to offer. As folksingers we prosper only on the lower ends of the FM dial because that is where we hear ourselves most clearly. The problem is that no minds are changed via preaching to the choir...

I started writing this only because I do think we need to respect the dignity of a family and a nation saying goodbye to a much loved leader. It is a public event in a free country. You are free to go stand in the front line of the procession and tell people how much he sucked, If informing people of your view of history is important, do it publicly, among the wolves--but, not here in this safe zone


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