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The troll in the moat that guarded the castle

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Posted By: Big Bopper, 7/1/2020 9:57:22 AM

Once upon a time, there was a shining castle on a hill. It was conceived in liberty and dedicated to the proposition that under the law all men are created equal. Texts from the founders of the castle promised the people they could speak their mind, practice their religion and defend themselves and their belongings. The founders were revered for their wisdom, and in the castle were many monuments and statues to honor them.

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Notice that nobody lived happily ever after.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: DVC 7/1/2020 12:18:54 PM (No. 463202)
Hmmm. An interesting fairy tale and I get it but don't like the Trump as troll idea at all.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: Highlander 7/1/2020 2:19:15 PM (No. 463395)
Trump as troll is from the perspective of the Dems, Antifa, BLM, the media, and Never-Trumper RINOS. To me, he’s fine the way he is.
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Posted by Big Bopper 7/1/2020 9:57:22 AM Post Reply
Once upon a time, there was a shining castle on a hill. It was conceived in liberty and dedicated to the proposition that under the law all men are created equal. Texts from the founders of the castle promised the people they could speak their mind, practice their religion and defend themselves and their belongings. The founders were revered for their wisdom, and in the castle were many monuments and statues to honor them.
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