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To: Leisler
"The foundation of the Nazis, Communists, Royalty, and modern government is built upon is that a person and his body are property of the state."

The statement would have been truer if you simply wrote "the foundation of modern government." Certainly, modern democracies and republics also make the same claim. "Royalty" in the sense of Christian monarchy as it had existed in Europe up through 1918 made absolutely no claim that "a person and his body" (by which I assume you mean spiritual as well as physical ownership) were the property of the state. That is not the Christian view and every monarchy in Europe from 800 AD to 1918 was overtly, unashamedly, and officially Christian, complete with the sacramental investiture of the executive.

73 posted on 01/11/2002 5:43:07 AM PST by Goetz_von_Berlichingen
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To: Goetz_von_Berlichingen
Well, I bow with reservations to your opinion as I have a lifetime of modern statist enemies before me.
81 posted on 01/12/2002 5:56:35 PM PST by Leisler
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