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Maybe angry Christians should try chanting 'Pray for Biden' instead of 'Let's go Brandon'?

"Are we supposed to stand up to lies? Of course. We have every right and responsibility to expose lies for what they are. … The question is, 'What are we going to say and how are we going to say it?' It doesn't help our cause when people see Christians acting like the people that we're trying to oppose." - GetReligion

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“Another highly problematic moral principle is that we should refuse to do something merely because the government orders us to do it.”

"The Biblical world-view is not that of the rebel. Jesus says to carry the pack two miles when compelled to carry it one mile. This is a reference to the Roman law that required occupied peoples to carry packs for a mile for Roman soldiers." - CPost

Related at RNS: Anti-vaxxism is the latest in America’s esoteric religions

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Conciliation With the Colonies

Edmund Burke, on moving his Resolutions for Conciliation with the Colonies. House of Commons, March 22, 1775

Below are excerpts from the first fifth of the speech. The speech is public domain. All 24,000 words are available at Project Gutenberg.

I hope, Sir, that notwithstanding the austerity of the Chair, your good nature will incline you to some degree of indulgence towards human frailty… . We are at this very instant nearly as free to choose a plan for our American Government as we were on the first day of the session. If, Sir, we incline to the side of conciliation, we are not at all embarrassed (unless we please to make ourselves so) by any incongruous mixture of coercion and restraint. We are therefore called upon, as it were by a superior warning voice, again to attend to America; to attend to the whole of it together; and to review the subject with an unusual degree of care and calmness.

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