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Origin of Left and Right

I 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 (NIV)
Thus sayeth the Lord. Amen.
Can't get any simpler than that.

Spelling lesson
The last four letters in American......I can
The last four letters in Republican.....I can
The last four letters in Democrats......rats
End of lesson

Test to follow in November, 2012.
Remember, November is to be set aside as rodent extermination month.
 

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Amen to that
 

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How appropriate that you posted this on a Sunday. :angel:
 

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(The spelling may be wrong on some of the Italian words here.)

The italian word for right is 'adestera'

The italian word for left is 'sinestera'

Which is where we get the word 'sinister' from.

'Nuff said.
 

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(The spelling may be wrong on some of the Italian words here.)

The italian word for right is 'adestera'

The italian word for left is 'sinestera'

Which is where we get the word 'sinister' from.

'Nuff said.
By golly, I just learned something new today!

Thanks for sharing this. :rolleyes:
 

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LOL It all makes sensed now
 

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Amen Brother. We had a bible reading and italian lesson in one topic.... sweet!

Well worth passing on.
 

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Republican= Elephant= a grand intelligent respected animal of the wild, known to never forget.
Democrat- a Donkey = a stubborn animal used to haul stuff around then then forget what they were told to do. In case congress asks them a question. Nickname Jackass.
 

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Well, let's keep it going.
IDIOT:

The word idiot originates from the Greek word idiwtes (idiotes), which refers to a person disinterested in participating in democracy and public life. These people were viewed as selfish, contemptable and stupid as they were more concerned with their daily personal affairs than they were of the good of the society. Later in the Middle Ages the word took on additional connotations associated with being stupid, such as being mentally incapable.

So don’t be an idiot, get out and vote the idiots out!
 

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I cant decide if im insulted or not lol
Im not really left wing but im DEFINITELY not right wing. I fall someplace in between.
I liked Obama till he turned wishy washy and loathed Bush but I wont get into my political views or it will become a flame war hehe.
Im left handed, does that mak me bad ? probably yes lol ;)

Im mostly just poking fun here, but I have to admit ive noticed my political views seem to be the exact opposite of just about everybody here.

Its all good though I dont really get worked up about such things.

OP's information is still interesting :D
 

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...I have to admit ive noticed my political views seem to be the exact opposite of just about everybody here.
Hey, no problemo! If we all thought alike, what a dull and uninteresting forum this would be.
 

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..... I have to admit ive noticed my political views seem to be the exact opposite of just about everybody here.
Well, at least we have someone in here to tell how wrong they are! :) And after the Rinos decide who their Rino candidate is, you will have a lot of liberal company show up until the election is over.
 
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