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Please submit real quotes

I always get a good laugh reading the opinion page in The Union. Both the left and the right commit logical fallacies, rely on false or misleading data, or are just too plain stubborn to face the truth.

My most recent laugh came from two letters which relied on “quotes” from the founding fathers as proof that our nation is based on Christianity. Both letters are similar to e-mails floating around the internet. All of the “quotes” presented are taken out of context or horribly altered. Don’t believe me? Check Or search the “quote” on Google.

A number of pages will appear that reveal the invalidity of the “quote.” Washington’s “prayer” was altered by a Christian to push an agenda and Madison never wrote about the Ten Commandments.

The founding fathers were deists and highly suspicious of both organized religion and the church, and it shows in all of their writings.

These are Thomas Jefferson’s own words, no alterations or misrepresentations. “History I believe furnishes no example of a priest-ridden people maintaining a free civil government. This marks the lowest grade of ignorance, of which their political as well as religious leaders will always avail themselves for their own purpose.”

Joe Paquin

Grass Valley

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