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  •  That doesn't work either. (2+ / 0-)
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    la motocycliste, CoExistNow

    Their concept is that the state derives its moral authority from God*; ergo the state is obligated to promote God*.  

    These Republicans are successfully driving the social wedges, & they have to be revealed to the social cons as Wall Street tools, who really worship Money and are out to steal from the average person.  That's the only way to regain the votes of the guys with Confederate flags on their pickup: shift their moral focus off Christian Identity, & move it to Economic Morality.

    (*the punitive Calvinist version)

    •  Nail hit on head (2+ / 0-)
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      Leftcandid, a gilas girl

      In order to regain the votes of the average person, you can't disparage their religion. That has 100% chance of NOT succeeding. You have to expose the Repugs as enemies of the common person. Hey, you can even quote the Bible back at them, something about rich men, camels and needles.

    •  Again rolling out the old canard that religion has (1+ / 0-)
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      trumpeter

      anything to do with morality.  There was religiosity, piety, and "morality" aplenty on both sides during the arguments on the abolition of slavery leading up to the Civil War in this country.  The Old Confederacy had churches galore proclaiming their side to be the bastion of the moral and righteous, an argument now seen as thoroughly discredited.  

      Unfortunately, these legislators read the Bible too much and history too little.

      And it feels like I'm livin'in the wasteland of the free ~ Iris DeMent, 1996

      by MrJersey on Wed Apr 03, 2013 at 02:00:33 PM PDT

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      •  From the press release issued by The Sons of (1+ / 0-)
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        a gilas girl

        Confederate History concerning Confederate History and Heritage Month, now being celebrated in the state of Georgia:

        “So much is portrayed by Hollywood today that Georgia and the South were evil; when, in reality, the South was the most peaceful, rural, and Christian part of America before war and Reconstruction destroyed the pastoral way of life here.”
        •  The Antebellum South was peaceful if you overlook (1+ / 0-)
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          a gilas girl

          the honor killings (duels), torture of slaves, rape of slave women at their master's whim, and the general state of terrorism that reigned over the land.  Since slaves were treated like livestock to a certain extent, what ever happened to them did nothing to disturb the "peace."

          What sick fucks the Sons of Confederate History are.

          And it feels like I'm livin'in the wasteland of the free ~ Iris DeMent, 1996

          by MrJersey on Wed Apr 03, 2013 at 07:30:43 PM PDT

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          •  The key to historical romanticism (0+ / 0-)

            is always what you choose to overlook.  This is no exception...

            PS: I love the title of this "series".

            Words can sometimes, in moments of grace, attain the quality of deeds. --Elie Wiesel

            by a gilas girl on Thu Apr 04, 2013 at 04:00:03 AM PDT

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