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Old 02-15-2018, 04:58 PM   #304
tarcone
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Originally Posted by ISiddiqui View Post
I did not realize that the US sprung ex nihilio and didn't have a colonial history prior to the War for Independence. I mean, Hell, it wasn't until the mid-1850s when non land owning white men in every state could vote. I wonder where the notions of only land owning white men should decide things came from?

But they had an opportunity to break out and make their own way. You know "Go West, young man"?

People made their own ways. They were given the opportunity too.

Play your whoa is me card all night. And that is why some people are where they are. They want the government to live their lives for them.

But not everyone is built that way. Some people hike up their big boy pants and make something of themselves.
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