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Offline rangerrebew

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Headless Elephants
« on: July 30, 2014, 03:34:50 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: Headless Elephants
« Reply #1 on: July 30, 2014, 04:01:40 PM »

A deficit of smarts and principles is hamstringing the GOP when America needs it most.


The sole purpose of the Republican Party is to serve as an ineffective alternative to the Democrat Party.


"The heart of the wise inclines to the right, but the heart of the fool to the left." - Ecclesiastes 10:2

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Re: Headless Elephants
« Reply #2 on: July 30, 2014, 05:07:58 PM »
I give money to specific candidates, sometimes even candidates who do not represent me.  But I never, ever give to the Republican party. 
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Re: Headless Elephants
« Reply #3 on: July 30, 2014, 05:11:26 PM »
I give money to specific candidates, sometimes even candidates who do not represent me.  But I never, ever give to the Republican party.

Exactly true for me as well.
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


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