Don’t mess with Texans fixed beliefs

June 30, 2012 at 7:38 AM (Uncategorized) (, , , , )

The GOP platform in Texas opposes any teaching that would tend to make students question their fixed beliefs.

If parents and advisors who hold the challenged beliefs are concerned…are they incapable of using the many many apologetics for fixed belief systems from Fundamentalist Christianity all the way to atheism?  From Buddhism to Objectivism? From socialism to libertarianism?…to present the opposite position?

I can’t believe that there is now a plank in any political platform that says “Don’t question.  Don’t even consider reexamining what you thought you knew to be true.”

It’s the point of the school years to question.

On the conservative side, there wouldn’t be politically active Evangelicals, energized Libertarians, without someone having questioned a previous interpretation of these things.

Many, many of the ‘flower children’ are conservatives now, just as many of those who supported George W. Bush have at least moved into the ‘independent’ column.

To stop the *ability* to make these shifts in thinking by sabotaging the educational process will not serve the purpose you believe it serves.

It will simply educate a generation of people into being lost souls.

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Everybody has predictions…

June 14, 2011 at 6:04 PM (Uncategorized) (, , , )

I say Romney will be the Republican nominee.  Regardless that both Romneycare and The Affordable Care Act require an individual mandate.  And regardless of how many Evangelicals are still made uncomfortable by Romney’s Mormonism.

Pawlenty will give him a run for his money.

I have no idea who either  will choose as VP.

Michelle Bachman might pull off a third party thing.  This would have been Sarah Palin’s niche a few months ago…it seems odd to see Michelle Bachman eclipsing her, but that’s what’s happening.

And Ron Paul’s fanbase will be a spoiler in the primaries, as per usual, and then they’ll choose to stand behind one of the remaining front runners.

Rick Santorum

Newt Gingrich

Sarah Palin

not actual contenders, in my opinion.

I would have been vastly entertained by a Palin/Bachmann ticket, but nobody’s playing this for it’s entertainment value.

 

 

 

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On the latest GOP Family Values Poster Boy

June 24, 2009 at 12:30 PM (Uncategorized) (, , )

I don’t freaking *care* if he had an affair.

It doesn’t matter to me, and it shouldn’t matter to the party that predictably threw this guy under the bus.

What *I* despise about this:

He left his state in jeopardy, in case of a statewide emergency.

He hasn’t confirmed that it’s over.

His staff are acting like co-conspirators.

His affair is not just the end of his political career.  It put the people of SC at risk!

Family devalued.  State devalued.

And our tax dollars paid for that trip.

I’m just glad my maternal grandfather, staunch Nixon/Regan Republican who retired to Columbia SC in 1972 isn’t around for this.  He’d have a few choice words.

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