On September 25, 1986, [Ronald Reagan] vetoed [a bill that would’ve imposed sanction on the apartheid government of South Africa]. But by this time the antiapartheid movement’s influence was so strong that even the president’s own party was embarrassed by Reagan’s refusal to stand up to South Africa. Indiana Republican Richard Lugar pleaded with Reagan to get ‘on the right side of history’ by supporting sanctions. Such Republican dissent helped make possible Congress’s overwhelming 78–21 vote to override Reagan’s veto in October 1986. This marked the first time in Reagan’s White House years that a presidential foreign policy veto had been overturned. The vote attested to how out of touch Reagan was with the struggle for racial justice, a struggle that the Free South Africa movement had helped to popularize in the United States.–
This is why the Breitbart minions hate Mandela so much — Reagan, on the wrong side of history, was his opponent. Rather than admit that St. Ronnie sided with the wrong team, they continue repeat Reaganite pro-apartheid propaganda to this day.
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MULDER: At times, I almost dream. I, too, have spent a life the sages’ way and tread once more familiar paths. Perchance I perished in an arrogant self-reliance an age ago… and in that act, a prayer for one more chance went up so earnest, so… instinct with better light let in by death that life was blotted out not so completely… but scattered wrecks enough of it to remain dim memories… as now… when seems once more… the goal in sight again.
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The panorama above is the largest true-color image of the night sky ever captured.
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umm, no? abbie and ichabod are the two witnesses spoken of in the book of revelation, THEY ARE BOTH EQUALLY IMPORTANT.
another article minimizing her to a sidekick. Team Abbie Mills / Nicole Beharie ain’t havin’ that. TV Guide, I am disappointed.
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