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Havel RIP, the Declaration Lives

Following Justin's entry below, recall Vaclav  Havel's message to Congress: 

"Consciousness precedes being, and not the other way around, as the Marxists claim....

 "[Y]ou Americans should understand this way of thinking.  Wasn't it the best minds of your country, ... who wrote your famous Declaration of Independence...and who, above all, took upon themselves practical responsibility for putting them into practice?" 

A text of the speech can be found here; the links are unhelpful, though.

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ME on Havel, who was, in fact, a great and courageous thinker and actor: http://bigthink.com/ideas/41597

In other news, Paul is ahead in Iowa and Newt has swooned to third. Question: Won't a Paul victory clear the deck, in a way, and make it possible and necesary for someone new to jump in?

Thanks for that - a thought-provoking read.

As for Ron Paul, why not just go with Ron Paul?

Wow, ashamed I've heard neither of him nor this incredible speech

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