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  •  Franklin was a Deist (0+ / 0-)

    Jefferson rejected Christian dogma which any minister would tell you is central to the faith. They weren't the only ones.

    The US was still on the gold standard in 1913. That didn't change until FDR.

    Freedom isn't free. Patriots pay taxes.

    by Dogs are fuzzy on Sun Mar 03, 2013 at 10:38:24 PM PST

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    •  Not sure why he mentioned it though (1+ / 0-)
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      in the context of the question. Plus, most of the founders being Christians doesn't mean that they meant for the US to be a Christian country. That's a common RW lie/fallacy that only a stupid or crazy person could believe.

      "Liberty without virtue would be no blessing to us" - Benjamin Rush, 1777

      by kovie on Sun Mar 03, 2013 at 10:55:54 PM PST

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