Fasces

This is not a recent post, but the history lesson is timeless. Do not forget the past, learn from it!

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Roman Fasces, US House of Representatives, Courtesy of “Kids in the House” http://kids.clerk.house.gov/activities

“…[P]ut off, concerning your former conduct, the old man which grows corrupt …and… put on the new man which was created according to God, in true righteousness and holiness” (Eph. 4: 22, 24).

“Fasces” is the term for a bundle of wooden rods bound together with an axe. The image is displayed in the US House of Representatives, and appears on the dime. Meant to signify strength through unity, the fasces stood for a magistrate’s power over life and death, in ancient Rome.

Though most of us have forgotten now, it was, also, adopted in the 1920s as the symbol of Benito Mussolini’s National Fascist Party.

Fascism

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