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"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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This ain't gonna happen either.


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This ain't gonna happen either.
Common sense would say as much, but in Obama's America, who knows?

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The Cleveland area was the home of the Erie Indians. Because of their location, and the fur trade, they were the victims of a virtual genocide. By the Iroquois  Confederacy. Ain't life grand.
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Truth be told, their mascot does have a bit of a "Sambo" vibe to it.



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The Cleveland Spiders' name was changed to the Cleveland Indians because a brilliant player named Louis Sockalexis was the first self-proclaimed Native American to play baseball.

The name is more than a century old, and there's no way it's going to change because of 5 gripers.

The name is an HONOR to Native Americans.
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Truth be told, their mascot does have a bit of a "Sambo" vibe to it.

I have long thought that it would be best to get rid of Chief Wahoo.

That could be done without changing the name.

Go TRIBE!   ^-^
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I have long thought that it would be best to get rid of Chief Wahoo.

That could be done without changing the name.

Go TRIBE!   ^-^

I have no problem with the name Indians, but yes, that caricature is just silly, and could easily be changed to something that honors Indians. 

Can you imagine a team called the Long Island Jews, and with this logo?   :pondering:





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I want a lawsuit against Centenary College (La), their team is named "Gentlemen" and as I am no gentleman, I am offended.
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I have no problem with the name Indians, but yes, that caricature is just silly, and could easily be changed to something that honors Indians. 

Can you imagine a team called the Long Island Jews, and with this logo?   :pondering:



Hmmmm.............interesting parallel, and equally inappropriate, methinks.
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I have to believe the name NY YANKEES is offensive to many in the south.  Time for them to change the name. :whistle:
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I have to weigh in by admitting my deepest love. I love terrapins!
Whenever I hear a person call a terrapin a turtle, my blood boils.
 
So given that, you can understand how much it hurts, it hurts, every time I hear the honorable, gentle, terrapins being referred to as being "terrible". This slander must be stopped. NOW!
 
I am petitioning for all of sport and America in general to stop this awful defamation of a once nobel creature.
 
This is racism, or "beastism", at full sail. And I will not tolerate it any longer.
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People have been pissing an moaning about this for decades, and with all of the hubbub about the Washington Redskins, the opportunists have come out of the closet. 

This. Will. Not. Happen.

Either.

The truth is, many of these people would bitch if you cut their throats from ear to ear.  If it was not this it would be something else.  Some people are never meant to be happy in life and complaining is the only way in their sad little lives of getting any attention at all.

I say, don't piss on 'em, give 'em the boot.......

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Certainly it is sacrilegious to carry the name "Angels," to at least some.

And exploiting Scandinavians with "Vikings" has to stop.
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They should concern themselves with people like Fauxcahontas and Brokeahontas........

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