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"Forward" to the Past?

Marie150 Wrote: Dec 19, 2012 11:55 AM
The promised land was divided up among the tribes of Israel after it was mostly conquered. The land was not held as a socialist, collectivist commune. It was given as private property to the families of the tribes of Israel. Very carefully and specifically. And that land went back to the families in the year of Jubilee if it was lost. God knows best.
RJBJr Wrote: Dec 19, 2012 12:35 PM
Wy don't we do that here? Now?
OneForFreedom Wrote: Dec 19, 2012 12:42 PM
Divide up the gov't's land and give it to the poor and homeless? Because liberals are actually more worried about animals - endangered or not - than they are about the poor.

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