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    " the left makes a massive error in dismissing the Founders and forfeiting any claim to the heritage, and more importantly, the meaning, of the American Revolution and the formation of the United States as a self-governing republic."

    Makes me think of the problem of either former Catholics and former Christians in their rejection of the church or organization in which they grew up.

    See, most people, upon examining the Beatitudes, Parables, Lord's Prayer (up to but not incl. the doxology), related passages and the Letter of James, would agree with it. It's the Paulist notions of "holiness" and the phariseaic beliefs that go back to Leviticus selectively that most people, upon reflection, reject. We call thumpers and fundies on occasion "christianIST" (note the small "c") and then we leave the term followers of Jesus and perhaps "Christians" to those who have read and carry out the mandates of Jesus, at least the ones that survive.

    Likewise with those progressives/liberals/leftists of us who reject the image of the founders as redacted by current day and 20th century oligarchs, Birchers, Randists, Libertarians, Randists and Teabagguers. Theirs is NOT the true image of the founders. (They were at most Deists, not Theists. They were Revolutionaries, not Conservatives. Etc.)

    So, when we make these accusations, we should consider exactly WHY and WHAT people reject.

    Eh? :)

    --UB.

    "Daddy, every time a bell rings, a Libertaria­n picks up his Pan Am tickets for the Libertaria­n Paradise of East Somalia!"

    by unclebucky on Wed Feb 27, 2013 at 08:48:48 AM PST

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