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.

Join the discussion below, or Read more at TwinCities.com.


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.


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

Toronto, Canada

#2 Nov 10, 2010
&fe ature=player_embedded#!

Tell me when this thread is updated:

Subscribe Now Add to my Tracker

Add your comments below

Characters left: 4000

Please note by submitting this form you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Service and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. Be polite. Inappropriate posts may be removed by the moderator. Send us your feedback.

John Williamson Discussions

Title Updated Last By Comments
News Powerful camps behind Conservative nomination s... (Oct '14) Oct '14 SHYKORA PAUL arts 1
News Slim Dusty's - Best Of' Hits Chart Milestone Do... (Sep '14) Sep '14 signs 1
News Raucous reception for miners (May '06) May '12 Crazytempest 3
News In His Own Words: Ron Paul at U.C. Berkeley as ... (Apr '12) Apr '12 paul shykora ARTs 2
News Tory MP used public funds to back candidate (Nov '10) Nov '10 alter ego 2
News Urban on top (Jan '07) Nov '10 John 19
News Thousands Expected at Irwin's Service (Sep '06) Nov '10 Irving Shipbuilding 7
More from around the web