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“We are the party that believes we can’t let the strong kick aside the weak. Our party believes that poor children should be as well educated as those from wealthy families. We believe that everyone should pay their fair share of taxes and that everyone should have access to health care
“We are at a crossroads over how the federal government in Washington and state legislatures and city councils across the land allocate their financial resources. Which fork we take will say a lot about Americans and our values.”
George McGovern, in 2011
The above statement is why I voted for McGovern in 1972 and why I am a Democrat today.
Posted at 11:33 AM in Current Affairs, History, Inspiration | Permalink
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Thank you for posting this. I was working on my post-grad degree at Univ of TX Austin in 1972, and I worked for the McGovern campaign. A great loss to America, that election, with enormous consequences.
sandy lawrence |
Sunday, October 21, 2012 at 12:01 PM
What a wonderful way of putting it. I'm much too young to have voted for him, but the sentiment resonates strongly with me. It's also why I'm a democrat today.
Sunday, October 21, 2012 at 11:15 PM
A great American. Thanks.
Cindy at enclos*ure |
Monday, October 22, 2012 at 12:51 AM
George McGovern is why I learned decisions about political leaders were important. I think he helped create a whole generation of young voters. His perspective on where we were in 2011 is a concise statement of the perils of today. He will be missed.
Barbara H. |
Monday, October 22, 2012 at 09:02 AM
On board with all of this. Thanks.
Julie Siegel |
Monday, October 22, 2012 at 12:54 PM
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