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1 posted on 10/17/2006 1:43:22 PM PDT by NutCrackerBoy
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Me likey. Bookmark.


2 posted on 10/17/2006 1:48:45 PM PDT by Gordongekko909 (Mark 5:9)
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Purveyors of the theo-panic love to exaggerate the influence of the bizarre Christian Reconstructionists who actually want an American theocracy. -Rich Lowry

All forms of political paranoia have this trait that any issue or position, no matter how small, can be magnified to be the biggest threat.

3 posted on 10/17/2006 1:52:40 PM PDT by NutCrackerBoy
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When I think of 'respectable historians' Gary Wills' name never seems to come to mind.


4 posted on 10/17/2006 1:57:00 PM PDT by CaptRon (Pedecaris alive or Raisuli dead)
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Add "Theocrat" to the list (Dennis Prager):

One-word put-downs of opponents' ideas and motives were substituted for thoughtful rebuttal... Here is a list of terms liberals apply to virtually every idea or action with which they differ:


5 posted on 10/17/2006 1:58:38 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (Peace begins in the womb.)
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Otherwise respectable historians, Kevin Phillips and Garry Wills

Wonder if Rich truly believes that or is merely being generous and kind. (Of course, my own biases against Phillips and Wills likely make it difficult to credit them as respectable historians.)

6 posted on 10/17/2006 2:10:44 PM PDT by AHerald ("Why do you call me, 'Lord, Lord,' but not do what I command?" (Luke 6:46))
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Ramesh Ponnuru has pointed out that you can take all Christian conservative positions — including far-fetched ones like banning sodomy and contraception — and if they happened overnight they “would merely turn the clock back to the late 1950s. That may be a very bad idea, but the America of the 1950s was not a theocracy.”

Yeah.

11 posted on 10/17/2006 6:53:59 PM PDT by T. Buzzard Trueblood ("left unchecked, Saddam Hussein...will keep trying to develop nuclear weapons." Sen. Hillary Clinton)
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Pretty good, but I preferred Medved's article along the same lines:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1718589/posts


14 posted on 10/17/2006 7:28:13 PM PDT by Sloth ('It Takes A Village' is problematic when you're raising your child in Sodom.)
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