"It should be your care, therefore, and mine, to elevate the minds of our children and exalt their courage; to accelerate and animate their industry and activity; to excite in them an habitual contempt of meanness, abhorrence of injustice and inhumanity, and an ambition to excel in every capacity, faculty, and virtue. If we suffer their minds to grovel and creep in infancy, they will grovel all their lives."
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John Adams
(1735-1826) Founding Father, 2nd US President
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Dissertation on the Canon and Feudal Law, 1756
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 -- DENNIS KOLB, WARRENTON      
YES, ABSOLUTELY and AMEN ! ! ! The religion of socialism, an entitlement mentality, and victims at mind and heart are but a starting list that demonstrates the extreme accuracy of the statement.
 -- Mike, Norwalk     
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    Considering the separation of church and state, paramount in intent, to convey gravity and the results of ignorance. Socialistic indoctrination's at the church level, along with the manipulation of inclusive sentiment, deny the doctrines of discernment and discretion, of which, they falsely claim to believe. Exposing the deceit, and greed to plunder, an unsuspecting congregation. Foiled by good intentions and soft words of a liars comfort. Challenge the children to think for themselves with a well metered rule. This avoids conflicts of interest, where our Liberty and Freedom are concerned ! A three-fold cord is not soon broken, the GOP would do well to think in musical terms with current HC bill to pass. Get the job Done. Left, right, clean up with the left.
     -- Ronw13, Oregon     
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    Our founding fathers were great.
     -- Jim K, Austin     
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     -- BR King, Ogden      
     
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