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Offline rangerrebew

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« on: July 20, 2014, 07:19:35 AM »
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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."
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

Offline Lando Lincoln

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« Reply #1 on: July 20, 2014, 09:51:03 AM »
Yes, but the media will hardly lift their heads from their nap-time and cookies.  Washington will never pull on the same end of the rope for the good of the country.  And, the American public will continue to go about looking at their smartphone video games.
For the progressive, there is very little to love about the United States. Washington, Jefferson, Madison? A bunch of rotten slaveholders, hypocrites, and cowards even when their hearts were in the right places. The Declaration of Independence? A manifesto for the propertied classes. The Constitution? An artifact of sexism and white supremacy. The sacrifices in the great wars of the 20th century? Feeding the poor and the disenfranchised into the meat-grinder of imperialism. The gifts of Carnegie, Rockefeller, Vanderbilt, Morgan, Astor? Blood money from self-aggrandizing robber barons. Nat Rev

Offline Relic

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« Reply #2 on: July 20, 2014, 11:35:43 AM »
Yes, but the media will hardly lift their heads from their nap-time and cookies.  Washington will never pull on the same end of the rope for the good of the country.  And, the American public will continue to go about looking at their smartphone video games.

Exactly.
I was disgusted in 2008. I was disgusted and disheartened in 2012.
Now, I watch it all with sad resignation. Americans are signing up for some very, very hard lessons.


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