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Who are the religious right? Am I one of them?

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Colbert will tell you who the religious right is.

So, it seems to me, as compared to the last two elections (I can only remember so far back) that religion seems to be quite the talking point this time around. And the more and more I read/watch/osmosify I find more and more of a mention of a ‘Religious Right’, some hyper-powerful conglomerate of voters that needs must be appeased in order to… blah blah blah etc.

Now, I for one don’t really identify with any of the published ideology of the so-called ‘Religious Right’ (Are they self-declared group and I’m just missing an invite?). From what the mainstream media tells me about their antics, I’m far too liberal for their tastes, but in my own sphere, I consider myself to be quite the moderate. Yes, I am a religious man, and a faithful one at that, but does that place me into the ranks of intolerant, bigoted, closed-minded Christians that the pundits and the internet tell me make up my voting demographic?

This is what I’ve been ‘told’ so far: (And when I use the term ‘we’ I refer to the entire group)

Name: ‘Religious Right’, ‘Christian Conservatives’, ‘Evangelicals’, or just plain ol ‘Christians’

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February 1, 2008 at 9:01 pm

New Hampshire Primary Security Breach, on tape. It’s pretty bad.

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So, a recent video published by election watchdog group blackboxvoting.org illustrates the security with which the primary ballots were kept before counting. As I watched this it became clear to me that my comic book collection is better guarded than this. Not only do they ‘interview’ (more like confront) the NH Secretary of State (who looks like a deer in headlights the entire time) but they test a spare ‘seal’ that is used to make sure the ballots aren’t tampered with. I’ll tell you, we’re better off keeping the ballots in any random ten year old’s Trapper Keeper. (Do they even use those anymore? I have stock in Lisa Frank).

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January 25, 2008 at 3:29 pm

Well, duh.

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Sorry bud. Your job is going to China.

‘No Child Left Behind creates schools obsessed with test preparation’

My dog could have told you this 4 years ago.

I’m working on a few plans to fix this though, I’ll run them by all of you on here.

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January 22, 2008 at 7:56 pm

Group Discussion: Why does citizenship matter?

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Does it even matter?

Citizenship describes a way of life in which people pursue shared goals for society, recognize limits to government powers and participate in political processes; where people are entitled to pursue economic well-being and loyalty and solidarity among people is nurtured. A collective sense of citizenship takes account of diversity and protects the legal and human rights of each person especially members of minority groups. As democratic societies evolve, so does their understanding of citizenship.

Citizenship is the legal status of belonging to a state, but equally important citizenship also is about how we live together in our communities and the larger society. Read the rest of this entry »

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January 17, 2008 at 9:21 am