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How do you define ....

I've noticed that many of our lengthy, heated, or otherwise colorful discussions have as a common thread ˜definition' and /or ˜interpretation' differences.

So, I thought it might be interesting for us to see how we define certain ˜words', such as Conservative, or Liberal; or ˜terms' such as Right to Life, or Right to Choose, especially with respect to specific context.

As a beginning, I would like to ask the active membership to define

The word ˜patriotic' in the context of African American culture in this country.

In Kewsi Efume's autobiography he indicated that although it was quite easy to get election to congress because of his Black power positions, however when he got to Washington he quickly learned those same positions rendered him unproductive in an environment that required a large degree of cooperation for everything. At some point he felt his constituents sent him to congress to improve their conditions, so he consciously toned down his approach in order to get effective cooperation. Later on, he was accused that he had ˜sold-out' in order to ˜fit-in', and that the people sent him there in order to ˜Speak Truth to Power',

What is your definition of the term "Speaking Truth to Power" in light of the above, with regard to Cynthia Mckinney's experiences (see post about her in this forum), or any other context that you would want to share.



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Feel free to define any other word or term that is important to you and wish to share.

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