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Old 02-16-2010, 11:59 AM
 
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A interesting article on why it is pointless to argue (except for pure entertainment) with birthers, teabagers, deniers, and creationist.

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Put the myths of the ancient constitution and the early church together, and you have a view of history as decline from an original state of perfection, in politics and also in religion. Innovation is equated with tyranny in politics and heresy in religion. Virtue consists of defending what is left of the old, more perfect system and, if possible, restoring the original government or church. Progress is redefined as regress — movement away from the wicked present toward the pure and uncorrupted past.
To put it another way: The American Revolution was a beginning, not an end. The real equivalents today of the American revolutionaries are those who view the republic, not as an 18th-century utopia to be restored with archaeological exactitude, but as a work in progress to which every generation of Americans can contribute.
http://www.salon.com/opinion/feature...ure/index.html
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Old 02-16-2010, 08:19 PM
 
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Old 02-16-2010, 08:21 PM
 
Location: Irvine, CA to Keller, TX
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