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Online rangerrebew

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This is the worst op ed we've ever read
« on: November 06, 2013, 12:00:26 PM »
"Of all the dispositions and habits which lead to political prosperity, religion and morality are indispensable supports. In vain would that man claim tribute to patriotism who should labor to subvert these great pillars of human happiness -- these firmest props of the duties of men and citizens. . . . reason and experience both forbid us to expect that national morality can prevail in exclusion of religious principles."
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Re: This is the worst op ed we've ever read
« Reply #1 on: November 06, 2013, 12:06:52 PM »
Yes, Boston, has a history of tension between Catholics and Protestants, Christians and Jews, Irish and Italians, blacks and whites, in part owing to its ever-changing makeup as a city of immigrants.

And don't forget that whole 'tea party' thing in 1773.

I think the Brits are still twerked about that...    :silly:


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Re: This is the worst op ed we've ever read
« Reply #2 on: November 06, 2013, 12:23:48 PM »
I'd be willing to bet if the Tsarnaev brothers had been white, the author would have said they are responsible for anything which  comes to them and hopes it's severe. :pondering:
"Of all the dispositions and habits which lead to political prosperity, religion and morality are indispensable supports. In vain would that man claim tribute to patriotism who should labor to subvert these great pillars of human happiness -- these firmest props of the duties of men and citizens. . . . reason and experience both forbid us to expect that national morality can prevail in exclusion of religious principles."
George Washington

"Only a virtuous people are capable of freedom. As nations become more corrupt and vicious, they have more need of masters."
Benjamin Franklin


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