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Thursday; October 3

In an era when we like to pigeon-hole people based upon superficial characteristics Condoleezza Rice gives us problems.  She was raised in Alabama and educated at Notre Dame.  She is an African-American Republican who served as the Secretary of State under President George Bush.  In a sense, she is kind of a breath of fresh air in the modern world of preconceptions.  Now, the reason I bring her up isn’t about what she has done, rather it is because of what she said.  The other day I read a quote where she observed, “What has always made our country special is that it doesn't matter where you come from; it matters where you're going. Our job is to make certain the pathways are open to both our boys and our girls.”.  Folks, I grew up in a time and place where we were told that anyone could grow up and become president.  While I don’t believe that is 100% accurate, I do believe that Ms. Rice hits the nail on the head when she says that our society will be at its best when we open…