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    Origin of Left and Right

    I often wondered why it is that Conservatives are called the "right"
    and Liberals are called the "left".
    By chance I stumbled upon this verse in the Bible:
    "The heart of the wise inclines to the right,
    but the heart of the fool to the left."
    Ecclesiastes 10:2 (NIV)
    It can't get any simpler than that.
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    I read on the net once that it had something to do with the King of France.In his throne room,he had Conservatives advisors sit to his right,and the Liberals advisors to the left.
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