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American Church

War has become our religion

By Sheldon Richman Special to the Democrat-Gazette

This article was published March 17, 2017 at 2:53 a.m.

As Donald Trump demonstrated in his first address to Congress, no matter how objectionable a president may be, he can bring an assembly of politicians to its feet and disarm critics simply by invoking the secular faith--Americanism--and eulogizing the latest military man to sacrifice his life for it. Trump has indeed shown he can fill the role expected of any president: supreme head of what retired Col. Andrew Bacevich calls the Church of America the Redeemer.

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WGT says... March 17, 2017 at 6:34 a.m.

Vanity. Everything accomplished in life is underpinned by vanity. Morality appears in the mirrored observation of a people as a group. Trump, singularly, gives the go ahead. We, the group, sees the folly and voice our objection.

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snakebite61 says... March 17, 2017 at 3:04 p.m.

we humans are a vicious warring lot from the beginning of time is it nature or nurture ?

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