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    @Arumizy

    I agree. Who the f votes this stuff down without having the intestinal fortitude to defend their vote?

    I think the software needs modified to send the writer a vote down identification, just as it identifies vote ups. Anonymity breeds a shameful level of cowardice. Such churlish behavior should not be facilitated, much less encouraged.

    Up both of you. Uh, wait a minute. Let me rephrase that. Vote ups for both of you.
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    Oh look, the anonymous coward strikes again. I take pride in each and every one. There's nothing quite like pissing off a coward.
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    Of course the award is appropriate. These people went to the South knowing they were at risk, unlike, say, Tea Partiers demonstrating from lawn chairs near their tour bus.
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    Watch The Last White Knight on Netflix. Very interesting documentary that shows you perspective of both a freedom rider and KKK member.
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    Yes, they deserve the honor. Alice Paul deserves the honor also. Women suffragettes were tortured and died for the rights of half the population of our country and world.
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    Sure give them the medal. And the nobel peace prize too. Hell while we're at it ask the queen (of England) to bestow knighthood on them. We have cheapened all these awards to the point they have become meaningless any way.
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    True! That was proven when hussein was "awarded" the nobel peace prize. Of course, he was asked to give it back! LOL!
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    •Gold and silver medals are 92.5% silver.
    •Gold medals must be plated with at least 6 grams of gold.
    •All Olympic medals must be at least 3 mm thick and at least 60 mm in diameter

    You from France pave?
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    Finally, some good news coming our way from Politix, it's about time they are recognized for their contributions to America!!!
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    We could carry this stuff for ever and ever. Time to stop this and end the guilt and inequality pleas and get everyone in this country feeling good to be here and no where else.
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    Lets get our living veterans taken care of before we travel back in time to grant medals to dead people. Put some effort into helping the living before you concentrate on the dead.
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    Why can't we do both. Doing one does not cancel the other. Bet you can walk and chew at the same time. No?
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    giving the gold medals to them can only help bring attention to the need to honor all our freedom fighters, this includes helping the living ones. The VA just gave my dad, a ww2 vet, free hearing aids, very expensive ones, so it's not as if they are entirely neglected. He can also be interred for free in the new national cemetary in Palm Beach County, which he is going to accept, so he can now sell the plots he owned in a private cemetary. He used the GI Bill to help him get a medical degree. He's very grateful for the help he got from the govt. after his 3 years in wartime service, it made a big difference in his life.
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    Why don't we give on to the governor of Mississippi instead for fighting the gay agenda. I guess we could give one to him and these three?
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    Connecticut and Massachusetts have major stains on themselves as well. Remember the Witch Trials and their victims: Over 150 people were charged, arrested and imprisoned, with even MORE people being persecuted by their communities without being official charged or prosecuted. Twenty-nine (29) people were convicted of the Felony of being a Witch. Fourteen (14) women and five (5) men were hanged. Yet another man, who refused to enter a plea was crushed to death under heavy stones. Five (5) or MORE died in prison before they were to be hanged. Add to that things like Wounded Knee, and other shameful episodes and I wouldn't be totally focused on the South. "....though the past has its share of injustice, kind was the spirit in many a way..."
    Steppenwolf from "Monster". For you, Sarah Good, RIP, hanged on the false charge of being a Witch July 19, 1692, Village of Salem.
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    @GedankPol With a post like this, I've probably inspired some other Democrat to award Gold Medals to the victims of New England's Witch trials, and the victims of Wounded Knee and other massacres of Native Americans. More voters to pander to! Pagans, Wiccans, and Native Americans!

    @JeffreyKnee @Tralee @MedicineBow @PresStompyFoot @KnightKore @BobSmith @miketost @Linebacker66 @HawkTheSlayer
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    @GedankPol LOL, That was hilarious!

    The US wasnt a country, and Connecticut and Massachusetts were not yet states during the witch trials...and everyone knows the British was horrible monarchs!

    Good try....but you have to think things through a bit better....even f you are desperate to post something!
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    You're so right. No racists or bigots in the Northern U.S. All of America's problems can be traced to the south. Thank goodness they rounded up ALL the racists and moved them to the South. A true stain on the country....please, I'm so sick of that argument. If you think that the south is alone in problems you're wrong.
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    @SamH Does the North have the South's record on the issue? Of course not!

    Why do people pretend not to understand clear statements just in a lame attempt to make feeble points?
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    It seems like a noble and very appropriate thing to do. I second with JeffreyKnee said. It's also the cynic in me, but I think this and the recent award of the Congressional Medal of Honor to Black, Hispanic and Jewish men who were originally denied such honor due to racism is yet another in a long line of things that some Democrats are strategically engaging in, in order to obtain more votes before that dreaded November 2014 election. What JeffreyKnee and others ask is very valid: Why have others who've done nothing even close to what they poor 3 young men suffered won the Gold Medal long before these 3 were considered? That being said, I support the award being made. I am just very cynical about the timing, that's all.
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    @Food4thoughts just like ever US soldier, police officer, firefighter, emergency responder, inner city teacher, ect. The medal should be on what you do and not on what happened to you. There were a lot of people registering blacks to vote besides these 3.
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    Great idea I support it. Makes me wonder why does the south place so called "confederate heros" in such high esteem, yet almost no honoring of those who gave their lives to make the country better. Dems were the seat of racism then...yet the south isvcontrolled by Repubs......hmm
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