In memory of Captain Moroni

Joel S. Berson Berson at ATT.NET
Mon Aug 30 21:15:26 UTC 2010

At 8/30/2010 01:21 AM, Ann Burlingham wrote:
>That reminds me: our local Tea Party advocates have been tabling
>(hah!) at various local events displaying a flag embellished (all
>right: defaced) with a phrase starting "In memory of our God, our
>Nation, our Religions, our Freedom, our Peace, our Wives, our
>Children, and our Fallen Dead..." The last time I saw them, I asked,
>"'in memory of?' Are those things dead?" (They responded that they
>soon would be, had the government its way.)
>Googling just now, I found an image here:
> , though the one I saw has the writing
>in the white lines of a US flag.
>To me, "in memory of..." suggests only things that are dead. Further
>googling tells me that this quote, in another form, comes from the
>Book of Mormon, and one Captain Moroni. I gather it's known as the
>Title of Liberty: "In memory of our God, our religion, and freedom,
>and our peace, our wives, and our children". Still, I find the
>formulation quite odd.

Aha!  The until-now-secret candidacies of the Tea Party
unmasked.  Mitt Romney for president and Sarah Palin for vice
president ... or vice versa.


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