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From: Larry Moore <sshirleyallan1...@gmail.com>
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On 2012-10-11, "ppint. at pplay" <v$af$pp...@i-m-t.demon.co.uk> wrote:
> - hi; in article,
> sshirleyallan1...@gmail.com "Larry Moore" wondered:
>> Paul Jamison <pjamis...@cox.net> wrote:
>>>The most unsettling theory that I've seen online is that the whole
>>>Romney/Ryan ticket fiasco is part of a long-term plan by Karl Rove
>>>to put Jeb Bush in the White House in 2016. *shudder* *shudder*
>>On an platform of 'Education Reform'.
>>'Education reform' is a euphemism for what, one wonders?
> - at a guess, and in the spirit of the hopefully to be avoided
> possible future you anticipate, it would seem likely that it
> would include use of the threat to withdraw central government
> subsidy and grant to any educational establishment that fails
> to teach creationism as science, and "intelligent design" as a
> valid alternative to the processes of inheritance and evolution;
> and to do likewise to any states that fail to do so in their
> public school systems.
> - i don't know whether they'd go so far as to require that the
> doctrine derived by bishop usher, that the universe was created
> on a certain day in 4004 BC; it depends on whether they perceive
> any electoral advantage to be gained thereby. they might offer
> to settle for a "compromise", say, that the age of the earth be
> taught as 9,000 years, to present themselves as "reasonable men".
> - outside of education, i'd expect them to foster further measures
> to restrict the availability of abortion to women in economic _or_
> medical need of ending their pregnancies, and perhaps even that of
> birth control; though i think this latter rather less likely. they
> will also promise further restrictions upon charities working in
> the third world, and of aid to governments and ngos there, unless
> they refrain from promoting or offering birth control and abortion.
> - look also for further restriction of the electoral franchise,
> perhaps presented as commonplace justice; that anyone convicted
> of, say, three petty crimes - but not driving offences - should
> lose the right to vote. this, it will be claimed, will be both
> politically and racially "blindfold", penalising only the poor^W
> convicted criminals, who have of course lost all moral and human
> rights in a democracy.
> - further suggestions for their presidential campaign platform?
> - love, ppint.
> [drop the "v", and change the "f" to a "g", to email or cc.]
Have a 'moral turpitude' exclusion that disfranchises any one
accused of being LGBT; require a minimum annual attendance at a 'house
of worship' (thereby avoiding religious discrimination challenges.)
An old favourite quote of mine from the Talmud springs to mind:
In these three things is a man revealed:
In his wine goblet, in his purse
And in his wrath. Daniel Goldsmith on AFP.