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  1. R.J. Rummel has died. The University of Hawaii maintains his old Website, about ‘DEATH BY GOVERNMENT.’ From the site (Rummel writing):

    “After eight-years and almost daily reading and recording of men, women, and children by the tens of millions being tortured or beaten to death, hung, shot, and buried alive, burned or starved to death, stabbed or chopped into pieces, and murdered in all the other ways creative and imaginative human beings can devise, I (Rummel) have never been so happy to conclude a project.
    I have not found it easy to read time and time again about the horrors innocent people have been forced to suffer. What has kept me at this was the belief, as preliminary research seemed to suggest, that there was a positive solution to all this killing and a clear course of political action and policy to end it. And the results verify this. The problem is Power. The solution is democracy. The course of action is to foster freedom.”

    The USA was blessed that the Founding Fathers had a religious understanding of freedom and the role of government.

    The Declaration of Independence .=
    “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their ~>Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. — That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, …”

    Some knowledge of Rummel’s work, might be useful when speaking with Atheists. = As the Atheists tend to blame religion for the world’s problems. The biggest mass-murders in history have been Atheists in charge of >authoritarian governments.

    Judeo-Christianity created Western Civilization and much of the prosperity of the modern world.

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