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Thursday, July 07, 2005

Reader’s Response to A Federal Republic, Not a Democracy

Reader James Baxter emailed an on-target reaction to and amplification of the posting titled A Federal Republic, Not a Democracy.  He points out that individualism, the foundation stone of our Constitution, is a product of Christianity, which for the first time in history gave each person, as an individual, a direct path of communication with God.  The point of atheistic socialism is to close that channel and to interpose The Great Oz, the collective state, as the only arbiter of human conduct.