U.S. hypocrisy shouldn't tar sound ec...

U.S. hypocrisy shouldn't tar sound economic policies

There are 2 comments on the TwinCities.com story from Nov 6, 2008, titled U.S. hypocrisy shouldn't tar sound economic policies. In it, TwinCities.com reports that:

Suppose a minister preaches thrift, honesty, sobriety and hard work. Then he is seen knocking down shots with some floozy at a horse-track bar after losing the Sunday collection on the fifth race.

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Saint Paul, MN

#1 Nov 8, 2008
I'm reacting a bit to the use of the term "fundamentalism" as potentially a bad thing. The original use is a desire to get to the foundation of what you are building. If we don't operate upon a foundation, we desire a crooked building.

I think it has become skewed as part of the inaccurate assignment to Islamists who interpret the Koran in a certain way to promote aggression against other infidels. I would suggest they should be called Aggressive Islamists.

Keep the term fundamental and its "ism" for where it is truly needed - youth basketball and soccer coaches who desire that their new players stay in bounds, dribble effectively and and don't pick up the ball and run. That's a good thing!

fundamental - 7 dictionary results

fun⋅da⋅men⋅tal  Show Spelled Pronunciation [fuhn-duh-men-tl] Show IPA Pronunciation

–adjective 1. serving as, or being an essential part of, a foundation or basis; basic; underlying: fundamental principles; the fundamental structure.
2. of, pertaining to, or affecting the foundation or basis: a fundamental revision.
3. being an original or primary source: a fundamental idea.
4. Music.(of a chord) having its root as its lowest note.
–noun 5. a basic principle, rule, law, or the like, that serves as the groundwork of a system; essential part: to master the fundamentals of a trade.
6. Also called fundamental note, fundamental tone. Music. a. the root of a chord.
b. the generator of a series of harmonics.

7. Physics. the component of lowest frequency in a composite wave.

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Origin:
1400–50; late ME < ML fundāmentālis of, belonging to a foundation. See fundament,-al 1
Stan Jones

Toronto, Canada

#2 Nov 10, 2010
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