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Category Archives: Republican platform

God *is* allowed in public schools

If you’re on Facebook, chances are you’ve seen someone post this to their wall: A dog had followed his owner to school. His owner was a fourth grader at a public elementary school. However, when the bell rang, the dog went inside the building and made it all the way to the child’s classroom before […]

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The politics of prayer, addressing political platforms

The Republican Platform mentions prayer twice. The first mention is on page 44-45: We will energetically assert the right of students to engage in voluntary prayer in schools and to have equal access to school facilities for religious purposes. I should note that the Democratic Platform is silent with regard to prayer. A search for […]

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Independent health insurance

One thing in this health care debate that has frustrated me to no end is how both Republicans and Democrats make it seem like unless you have a job you cannot have health insurance at all. Well this is kind of true as without the job you can’t pay for insurance, but they make it […]

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Responding to the Republican platform – "Traditional" marriage

Over a long series of blog posts, I’m going to pick apart the 2008 Republican Platform and respond to it, one or several sections at a time. I won’t be going in order, though, and some statements may be omitted from rebuttal if they are general or introductory statements. Some parts I know I will […]

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