Anathema

Anathema

PostBy: franco b On: Wed Feb 10, 2010 7:33 pm

Anathema------- the ban of something as accursed. That was the punishment you were threatened with if you bought British goods in 1775. You became anathema to the community.It was very much a part of the spirit of 1776.

What is the spirit of 1776? It is playing Yankee Doodle on fife and drum only. The making do with the least.It was the recognition of the spirit in man. It is the spirit of our revolution, and being spirit it is ageless. It was apparent in the brilliance of Jefferson and later in the courage of Jackson and Sam Houston. JFK had it and Senator Taft a lot of it and so did Reagan. You can't see it or touch it, but it is what made our country great. And we are all endowed with the opportunity to embrace it; for it really is the spirit of man.

It was the denial of that spirit in man that led to the downfall of the Soviet Union and will lead to the downfall of any totalitarian socialist scheme that seeks to turn its population into serfs. The argument really is: What is Man?
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Re: Anathema

PostBy: Dann757 On: Wed Feb 10, 2010 10:41 pm

Here here!
I'm reading The Politically Incorrect Guide To The Constitution. A lot of my right wing ideas are a little ill conceived, I freely admit it. I hope to learn more about that spirit, so I can be a more well informed citizen, and so I can refrain from petty arguments and bickering. I feel like I'm longing for The America I grew up in, and wondering if it will ever be the same. Some of the things I took for granted over a lifetime seem to be threatened these days. Some of the stuff Jefferson said seems completely applicable to today.

If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, it expects what never was and never will be ... The People cannot be safe without information. When the press is free, and every man is able to read, all is safe. - Thomas Jefferson
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Re: Anathema

PostBy: franco b On: Wed Feb 10, 2010 11:14 pm

Dann757 wrote:I feel like I'm longing for The America I grew up in, and wondering if it will ever be the same.


I feel the same way. We can buy a lot more of the things we don't need today, but the real need can't be bought.

It's what was blowing in the wind.
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Re: Anathema

PostBy: samhill On: Thu Feb 11, 2010 9:37 am

Right now the rest of the so called industrailized world is advancing while the beltway boys are bickering & playing a fiddle as Washington burns.
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