Jul 28, 2003

. . CHOOSE YOUR ASSOCIATES WISELY . . . We are known by the company we keep


. . . . . . . . . . CHOOSE YOUR ASSOCIATES WISELY
. . . . . . . . . . .We are known by the company we keep


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_____IT IS ALL ABOUT THE DIFFERENT WAY WE SEE THE WORLD

35 Years ago this summer these words described the Liberal Vision

"For the fortunate among us, there is the temptation to follow the easy and familiar paths of personal ambition and financial success so grandly spread before those who enjoy the privilege of education. But that is not the road history has marked out for us. Like it or not, we live in times of danger and uncertainty. But they are also more open to the creative energy of men than any other time in history. All of us will ultimately be judged and as the years pass we will surely judge ourselves, on the effort we have contributed to building a new world society and the extent to which our ideals and goals have shaped that effort.
"The future does not belong to those who are content with today, apathetic toward common problems and their fellow man alike, timid and fearful in the face of new ideas and bold projects. Rather it will belong to those who can blend vision, reason and courage in a personal commitment to the ideals and great enterprises of American Society.
"Our future may lie beyond our vision, but it is not completely beyond our control. It is the shaping impulse of America that neither fate nor nature nor the irresistible tides of history, but the work of our own hands, matched to reason and principle, that will determine our destiny. There is pride in that, even arrogance, but there is also experience and truth. In any event, it is the only way we can live."
This is the way he lived. My brother need not be idealized, or enlarged in death beyond what he was in life, to be remembered simply as a good and decent man, who saw wrong and tried to right it, saw suffering and tried to heal it, saw war and tried to stop it. Those of us who loved him and who take him to his rest today, pray that what he was to us and what he wished for others will some day come to pass for all the world. As he said many times, in many parts of this nation, to those he touched and who sought to touch him:

"Some men see things as they are and say why.
I dream things that never were and say why not
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LIBERALS___________Vs.__________CONSERVATIVES

Expansive______________________ Reductive
Inclusive_______________________ Exclusive
Educate _______________________ Imprison
Head Start _____________________ Juvenile Home
Privacy ________________________ Invasive
Pro Choice _____________________ No Choice
All the ships rise_________________ Zero Sum Game
Generous ______________________ Greedy
Love __________________________ Fear
Find Solution ____________________ Assess Blame
Share _________________________ Hoard
Community _____________________ Individual
Consensus _____________________ My Way or the Highway
Compromise ____________________ Strong Arm
Environmentalism_________________Corporatism
Spiritual________________________ Dogmatic
Tolerant________________________ Intolerant
Co-operate______________________Dominate
Placate_________________________Aggravate
Welfare________________________ Warfare
Serve__________________________ Protect
Defend_________________________ Prosecute
Elevate_________________________Persecute
Uplift __________________________ Hold Back
Assist__________________________ Impede
Compassionate __________________Vindictive
Permissive______________________ Controlling
Boundless_______________________Restrictive
Humanist________________________Eliteist
Diversity________________________Conformity

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