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Saturday, November 04, 2006

Decapitating Civilization

Societies don’t create religions; religions are the foundation of cohesive societies, indeed of civilization.  When the foundational religion is destroyed, the society collapses.

A recent Brussles Journal article recaps from a European viewpoint the basic thesis of this weblog, exemplified in many prior postings:

The View from 1776 presents a framework to understand present-day issues from the viewpoint of the colonists who fought for American independence in 1776 and wrote the Constitution in 1787. Knowing and preserving those understandings, what might be called the unwritten constitution of our nation, is vital to preserving constitutional government.