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Re: [humanism-174] Candidates' Responses

From: Josh
Sent on: Thursday, January 10, 2008 3:58 PM
(sigh), unfortunately you are right Eric.  But the question is why?  Do most people just not care?  Are people in power keeping the masses unintelligent on purpose?

I'm not one for conspiracy theories, but there are many people who stand to gain from exploiting uneducated masses. I would be surprised if some of them have not been more than happy to watch American education falter.  I think the bigger reason though is just plain lack of interest and motivation.  Chalk that up to poor parenting.  Too many people just seem content to remain ignorant.  Ignorance is bliss right?  It might be easier, but looking at the state of the American lower class, I'd hardly call it bliss.  So how do we motivate people to learn? Can we?  Should we?

On Jan 10,[masked]:45 PM, Eric <[address removed]> wrote:
I'm with you there Beth.
 
Unfortunately LOGICAL, INTELLIGENT Americans is too small a constituiency to get elected!

-Eric
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From: Beth <[address removed]>
To: [address removed]
Sent: Thursday, January 10,[masked]:04:44 PM
Subject: Re: [humanism-174] Candidates' Responses

Yeah...   I had an interest in Ron Paul for a minute there a little while back, but the second I heard he denied Evolution, I lumped him in with all the other loons and crackpots.

Why can't we ever have a damned candidate that will do what is good for LOGICAL, INTELLIGENT Americans?  Is that too much to ask?   Bah!

Beth

On Jan 10,[masked]:06 AM, Mark Tiborsky <[address removed]> wrote:
 
Ron Paul was not one of the 3 who raised their hands... however: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yPoCsC8VT9g 
Why didn't he raise his hand at the debate? Since he's a Republican, I figure Dr.Paul still feels he must "wipe the butt" of the religious right.
 
We all know where Huckabee stands: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n-BFEhkIujA
 
Stuff on Democrats is harder to find... here's Barack Obama's view of faith (and lack of faith) in America: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=35sGJrWKcmY
 
More to come, if I can find it.
 




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