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    A distant cousin sent this to me today. It had been sent to her by someone.
    I thought some of you might find it interesting.
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    I have often wondered why the conservatives are called the “right” and the liberals are called the “left.” By chance, I stumbled upon this verse in the Bible:

    Ecclesiastes 10:2 (NIV)
    “The heart of the wise inclines to the right, but the heart of the fool to the left."

    Eccles. 10:2 KJV
    "A wise man's heart is at his right hand; but a fool's heart at his left."


    Hmmm, I guess that sums it up pretty well... YOU CAN'T HAVE A BETTER REFERENCE SOURCE THAN STRAIGHT TEXT FROM THE BIBLE!
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    I'll bet the brain is the same way...
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    Doesn't the terms left and right politically originate in the British Parliment?

    Liberals sit to the left of the isle and Conservatives sit to the right of the isle.
    The Libertarian Party believes that all persons are entitled to keep the fruits of their labor. A call for the repeal of the income tax, abolishment of the Internal Revenue Service and all federal programs and services not required under the U.S. Constitution. We support the passage of a "Balanced Budget Amendment" to the U.S. Constitution, provided that the budget is balanced exclusively by cutting expenditures, and not by raising taxes. LP.org

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