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    I have often wondered why it is that Conservatives are called the "right"
    and Liberals are called the "left."
    By chance I stumbled upon this verse in the Bible:
    "The heart of the wise inclines to the right, but the heart of the fool to the left."
    Ecclesiastes 10:2
    Thus sayeth the Lord. Amen.
    Can't get any simpler than that.


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    I look at it as right and wrong.
    How is obama working out for you?
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    sin·is·ter
    [sin-uh-ster]
    adjective
    1.
    threatening or portending evil, harm, or trouble; ominous: a sinister remark.
    2.
    bad, evil, base, or wicked; fell: his sinister purposes.
    3.
    unfortunate; disastrous; unfavorable: a sinister accident.
    4.
    of or on the left side; left.
    Does the technical definition say enough?

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    Clear enough for me.
    Education without values, as useful as it is, seems rather to make man a more clever devil.
    C. S. Lewis
    Do not ever say that the desire to "do good" by force is a good motive. Neither power-lust nor stupidity are good motives. (Are you listening Barry)?:mad:
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    Quote Originally Posted by SaintLouieWoman View Post
    I have often wondered why it is that Conservatives are called the "right"
    and Liberals are called the "left."
    It's of settled origin. It has something to do with the French Parliament and what side people sat on. Seriously, no more sinister or biblical than that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Novaheart View Post
    It's of settled origin. It has something to do with the French Parliament and what side people sat on. Seriously, no more sinister or biblical than that.
    Well, at last Nova got something correct - or should I have said "right".........:D

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    Quote Originally Posted by Novaheart View Post
    It's of settled origin. It has something to do with the French Parliament and what side people sat on. Seriously, no more sinister or biblical than that.
    The left is "sinister" due to their departure from freedom and their love of government chains.
    Education without values, as useful as it is, seems rather to make man a more clever devil.
    C. S. Lewis
    Do not ever say that the desire to "do good" by force is a good motive. Neither power-lust nor stupidity are good motives. (Are you listening Barry)?:mad:
    Ayn Rand
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    Quote Originally Posted by AmPat View Post
    The left is "sinister" due to their departure from freedom and their love of government chains.
    The terms "left" and "right" appeared during the French Revolution of 1789 when members of the National Assembly divided into supporters of the king to the president's right and supporters of the revolution to his left. One deputy, the Baron de Gauville explained, "We began to recognize each other: those who were loyal to religion and the king took up positions to the right of the chair ....


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