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  1. Patriotism has never been, is not, and never will be a synonym for jiigonsm.The pledge of allegiance really took hold when the American public wanted to show those commie bastards, what America is all about. It didn’t become a requirement in the U.S. until 1942. And even back then it rubbed some people the wrong way (see ). Under God didn’t come into it until 1954.Similarly, In God we trust became the national motto 1956.Those years are rather interesing aren’t they?The right to bear arms, at least in its original context where defense from the government was the issue, is a logical fallacy in today’s terms.I’d like to invite someone to investigate the odds of survival for even 100 200 heavily armed citizens against just one Apache gunship.As for the founding fathers and their religious views I think Jefferson probably put it best :Fix reason firmly in her seat, and call to her tribunal every fact, every opinion. Question with boldness even the existence of a God; because, if there be one, he must more approve of the homage of reason, than that of blindfolded fear. And for the record Note to all Christian zelots:God does not approve of murder ; not killing . God has, on many occasions in the past, given his blessing for the destruction of life. Including, pregnant mothers and their unborn, women, children, the elderly and the infirm. But it’s all cool, because they deserved it.

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