Politics Those who focus solely on the symbols of America, lose sight of what it means to be an American

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    If we lose the symbolism in the symbol it simply becomes an idol, and idols should never be worshiped.

    Do symbols matter? I believe they do, but only if those symbols go beyond the cloth and paper and stone and become part of each one of us. Next time you hang your flag outside your home, consider the lives and the more than 200-year history that have brought us to this time, and take it into your heart and your mind.

    Fr. Peter-Michael Preble

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    Declaration of Independence

    “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all Men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness.”

    There is a reason this one comes first

    Amendment I
    Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.

    These words have meaning

    Sometimes, it seems, we give more attention to the document then we do to what is written on it and the spirit that is contains.

    Before Thomas Jefferson took pen to paper, the words he wrote were created in his mind, based on and influenced by many things, religion being one of them. He spoke in terms of biblical writers and of inalienable rights for all of humanity (I know he said all men) that would go forth into history. He not only wrote these words for the American Colonies but for all of humanity for all time. He set forth a sense of natural law that has influenced every aspect of not only the United States, but many other countries around the world.

    But words only have meaning if they are put into action, and their transforming power is realized.
    --Fr. Preble
     
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    Women and blacks are about 3/5 of a person.
     
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    Amendment I
    Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion,
     
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    Tl:dr Can I tell you my favorite Matt Dillon story real briefly???
     
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    Gender and racial tensions flare. :emperor:
     
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    Mlaws trying to remind us we have to accept people's right to worship Islam in this country. We get it Mlaw. :rolleye:
     
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