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May 21st 2010    Tim Candler

    I could ramble on about how the expression "under god" is a synergy of words that produces adverse reaction in me.  

    I could suggest Socrates might have shared this reaction.   And I could remind myself that Socrates was the wisest of men because he knew with certainty how little he understood of right and wrong.   Inevitable that such an opinion would be accused of suborning the morals of the young people. 


     "Indivisible" is also a complexity I find insoluble without an historic perspective.  I picture serious men in funny hats faced with mutiny rather than choice of flag.    But mostly I see words and the frail relationship they have with reality.   So what does it  matter what I say when it comes to placing a hand on a heart.

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