Listen man the board doesn't nee preaching from you to others.
Definition of EMPIRICAL. 1: originating in or based on observation or experience 2: relying on experience or observation alone often without due
It is logically impossible to maintain self Representative government without it.
"if the sense of religious obligation desert the oaths which are the instruments of investigation in courts of justice ? And let us with caution indulge the supposition that morality can be maintained without religion. Whatever may be conceded to the influence of refined education on minds of peculiar structure, reason and experience both forbid us to expect that national morality can prevail in exclusion of religious principle."
Secular and civilized is non sequitur of logic.
The truly sad part is most Americans have bought into the lie that our Constitution is a 'secular' document. Nope it is just that people of Faith are called to service of God's Gifts to each individual not power.
What ever, You want real politice take all the corporate mloney out and the backers of each person. Let the american people decide like they did when we elected our first president. Till you get big money out of politics nothing will get any better. That is the bottom line big money runs our government. So come to grips with it norris. Get them out of the game and let the populice decide on who wins.
I have absolutely no idea what you are trying to express.
Traditional Americans believe an informed citizenry best takes care our Republic. Includes Democrats like me and Republicans
Progressives believe the common person is just to ignorant to understand. They also have a dishonored press which enables them to this madness.
We have come to a remarkable time in our history where the completely dishonorable Press is far more dangerous than special interest money.
Look at corn ethanol it is nothing but wasteful polluting job killing special interest corruption with not one benefit.
It should and would be phased out if our dishonored press took their scared duty to protect Free Speech by informing the common person. Doesn't matter how much money you have if the press does their job when it is this blatant.
Obama does do blatant. So far FDR's with his Executive Order locking up citizens of Japanese origin and Jackson's trial of Tears are more blatant. All were made possible by a complicit press.
Executive orders are very dangerous. Truman's executive order to desegregate our military was supported by the majority and the moral authority of our Declaration.