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  •  That's really not the point. (3+ / 0-)
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    House Resolution 888 is packed full of what are demonstrably, lies - historical revisionism of the worst sort.

    Do you dispute that ?

    •  In other words : a vote for lies, or against lies (3+ / 0-)
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      It's actually a very simple point.

      The US House of Representatives can vote to sanction the history lies in H. Res. 888 or it can vote to repudiate them.

      •  Are they lies? (0+ / 0-)

        You wrote:

        "House Resolution 888 is packed full of what are demonstrably, lies - historical revisionism of the worst sort.

        Do you dispute that ?"

        and

        "It's actually a very simple point.

        "The US House of Representatives can vote to sanction the history lies in H. Res. 888 or it can vote to repudiate them."

        Lies? Do you mean in the traditional meaning of the word? "Intentionally false statements"? Do you mean House Resolution 888 was written by Representatives who knew the statements they were writing down were untrue and included false statements intentionally?

        I don't believe Representatives vote to "repudiate lies." They can urge a resolution to be redacted, removing passages they object to, and they can vote yea or nay on the final version, depending on how they view the redacted version. I suppose you aim to have the inaccuracies removed from the resolution but are in favor of an "American Religious History Week."

        I sent the following fax to my Representative:

        Before you vote on House Resolution 888, I strongly urge you to seek an unbiased assessment of the reasons for establishing an "American Religious History Week" as laid down in the resolution. There are egregious mistakes in the "whereas" list which, for example, cites as fact the well-know myth about the ringing of the Liberty Bell.

        The resolution says it's "for the appreciation of and education on America's history of religious faith." Therefore, it would make the House look utterly ridiculous to pass a resolution on "American Religious History Week" when American history in the resolution itself is wrong.

        Congressman Randy Forbes (R-Va), founder of the Congressional Prayer Caucus, and the sponsors of the resolution may have had the best intentions for submitting the resolution, but their "whereas list" make them sound as if they're pushing a Christian agenda. In my humble opinion, that is not the message the House should be sending to this multicultural nation, and certainly not with resolution justifications to make Representatives of the American people a laughingstock.

        Sincerely yours,

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