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It's personal for me too
For me, the whole game changed when the Tea Party people spat in the face of our black Congressmen and called them the "N" word.  

Talk about living in a civilized country.  Talk about holding together America's "moral fiber".  I will do whatever it takes to prevent these barbarians from taking my country backwards.

It's personal for me too.  Ten years ago, I married a beautiful woman of another race.  Although her roots are Asian, not African, I still think about the fact that not that many years ago, our marriage would've been illegal in the state of Virginia.

I thought we could never go back to those dark days of legally-enforced divisions between people based on meaningless differences.  But when I see Congressmen egging on a crowd to the point of riot, calling their colleagues "Communist" and "baby killer" on the House floor for supporting a moderate bill to provide health care to those in need, and looking the other way while their supporters shout racist and homophobic epithets, I start to wonder.

But I plan to do more than just wonder.  As far as I'm concerned, this next election just became a crusade.

You want to see angry American voters, my Republican friends?  You ain't seen nothing yet.  

just afraid the only way to put a lid on this is for us to show up at their ridiculous "rallies" and shout them down. unfortunately that could lead into some ugly and dangerous transcressions on the streets of VA.

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Perhaps, but
speaking out (and writing) repeatedly would help.

Also, perhaps organizing a nation march for unity and against bigotry might be more productive.

"One person, one vote" died at the hands of SCOTUS, January 21, 2010

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All of this also
makes me want to donate again to the Southern Poverty Law Center's "Teaching Tolerance" program.  

For ten years I gave a small monthly pledge to SPLC, but had to stop and focus on some other charitable priorities.  I think its time to rejoin.  BTW, it's not necessary to give  monthly pledge, you can also donate whatever you wish, even just once.

"One person, one vote" died at the hands of SCOTUS, January 21, 2010

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