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By Dan Carlson
Columnist Prairie Ponderings 

Where Did We Go Wrong?


September 9, 2020

The great American experiment set about answering whether free people could govern themselves or not.

If things progress as I fear they will, the answer will be no. Why? Because, as our second president John Adams said, “Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.” I invite readers to make the case for me that our nation is made up of a moral and religious people.

Morality is the agreed upon code a society relies on to declare what is right and wrong. In the absence of an agreed upon morality, the line between...

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