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Posted By: Moritz55, 4/9/2023 10:53:00 PM

On Good Friday, I chanced across a photograph of the lower Manhattan skyline at night from Good Friday in April 1956. Three skyscrapers, dominating the space, feature certain windows illuminated to form gigantic crosses to commemorate that most solemn of Christian holidays. The year 1956 was not that long ago. But how much has changed in those 60-odd years! Can you imagine such a public display of Christian affirmation in New York today? Nor can I. That was then. Now things are different. I thought about that disjunction between then and now when reading through Washington’s Farewell Address this weekend.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: LadyVet 4/10/2023 7:30:36 AM (No. 1444713)
Our Founding Father was a fount of wisdom. What a shame that the demented Joe Biden now holds the same office as did George Washinton.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: smcchk 4/10/2023 8:42:54 AM (No. 1444764)
Our Founding Fathers knew all the pitfalls. And we have predictably fallen into every one.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: privateer 4/10/2023 9:26:06 AM (No. 1444814)
Reading, and comprehending the content of Washington's Address---with it's sage observations, wise counsel, and heretofore undeniably essential responsibilities of national governance---is to know why the Evil Left has destroyed the teaching of American history and civics in schools and universities. Their nefarious goals can ONLY be reached by first achieving a populace: uninformed of the past, complacent in their present, and timid as to future action.
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