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[split] The Abolish Compulsory Schooling Movement
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RE: [split] The Abolish Compulsory Schooling Movement

Quote:Look at gay rights and marriage back in day—that was really impractical. There was abolishing slavery back before the Civil War as well. Look where both are now. I think the defeatist mentality is stemming from some of you. If this is the attitude you have towards change then nothing will ever be accomplished. And I personally won't settle for moderate change.e]Look at gay rights and marriage back in day—that was really impractical. There was abolishing slavery back before the Civil War as well. Look where both are now. I think the defeatist mentality is stemming from some of you. If this is the attitude you have towards change then nothing will ever be accomplished. And I personally won't settle for moderate change.

Right on!!!

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