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  • bardinja bardinja Sep 17, 2001 8:49 PM Flag

    Clinton's moral weakness bred contempt

    I deplore any partisan politics here. There absolutely should be unity in this situation.

    I don't care if it was Reagan, or Nixon, or Eisenhower himself, I would still examine our past actions in the light of this act of infamy.

    The American Continental Congress itself on many occasions during our War for Independence called for exactly the same thing.

    From the Journals of the Continental Congress, March 20, 1779:

    "Whereas, in just punishment of our manifold transgressions, it hath pleased the
    Supreme Disposer of all events to visit these United States with a destructive
    calamitous
    act, through which His divine Providence hath, hitherto, in a wonderful manner,
    conducted us, so that we might acknowledge that the race is not to the swift, nor the
    battle to the strong: and whereas, there is but too much Reason to fear that
    notwithstanding the chastisements received and benefits bestowed, too few have
    been
    sufficiently awakened to a sense of their guilt, or warmed our Bosoms with gratitude,
    or
    taught to amend their lives and turn from their sins, that so He might turn from His
    wrath. And whereas, from a consciousness of what we have merited at His hands,
    and
    an apprehension that the malevolence of our disappointed enemies, like the
    incredulity
    of Pharoah, may be used as the scourge of Omnipotence to vindicate his slighted
    Majesty, there is reason to fear that he may permit much of our land to become the
    prey of the spoiler, and the Blood of the innocent be poured out that our borders to
    be
    ravaged, and our habitations destroyed:

    That the several states to appoint a day of fasting, Thanksgiving, humiliation, and
    prayer
    to Almighty
    God, that he will be pleased to avert further impending calamities which we have but
    too
    well deserved: that he will grant us his grace to repent of our sins, and amend our
    lives,
    according to his holy word: that he will continue that wonderful protection which
    hath
    led us through the paths of danger and distress: that he will be a husband to the
    widow
    and a father to the fatherless children, who weep over the barbarities of a savage
    enemy...."
    http://memory.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/r?ammem/hlaw:@field(DOCID+@lit(jc01373))

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    • With all due respect, I suspect that if the transgressions and failures of the past few years had been on a Republican watch, a lot of these defenders of Slick Willy would really be wringing their hands about the sorry Republicans. What a POS he was (is).

 

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