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Prager Treatise - A Must Read

Ian_Zeggman Wrote: Jun 25, 2012 12:53 PM
"Prager discusses where our liberty originates, and concludes that the only place it can possibly come from is God. This is a uniquely American value that was derived from the Bible and established in our Declaration of Independence." Prager offers as evidence the inscription on the Liberty Bell from Leviticus 25:10, which (in context) says that every 50 years (two years out of every century) the slaves should be freed. To argue that this in any way conforms to the modern idea of liberty is so dishonest it's laughable.
Reginald10 Wrote: Jun 25, 2012 5:01 PM
The point was that slavery should not be imposed for a lifetime; nor should your decendants have it imposed forever.
Ian_Zeggman Wrote: Jun 25, 2012 6:08 PM
When you consider that life expectancy was something like 40 years, I'm not so sure that's the point.

In any case, to equate a society of slaveholders who threw in a "Jubilee" twice a century with the free society we enjoy (thanks to the liberal impulse toward universal liberty) is to play fast and loose with veracity.

My introduction to Dennis Prager took place in 1981, at a synagogue in Reno, Nevada. There we were – a group of grown men huddled around a tape player – listening to a recording of a guy who was principally known to Angelinos through his local radio show called “Religion on the Line.” Dennis has raised his profile a good bit since then, and he has done much to change the world in the process.

Prager has just released his fifth book, entitled Still the Best Hope, which he refers to as the culmination of his life’s work. That...