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Religion is regarded by the common people as true, by the wise as false, and by the rulers as useful.
Seneca [4 BC - AD 65]
Is it REALLY useful for corporations to interfere and deny health care to women? Or is it useful to divide people into two sides for political purposes? #hobbylobby #birthcontrol
Taxpayers in 14 states will bankroll nearly $1 billion this year in tuition for private schools, including hundreds of religious schools that teach Earth is less than 10,000 years old, Adam and Eve strolled the garden with dinosaurs, and much of modern biology, geology and cosmology is a web of lies. Now a major push to expand these voucher programs…
““I would think most parents would use vouchers to choose better schools for their child,” Alexander said through a spokesperson. “There is no evidence that student achievement in Catholic schools, for example, is lower than that of public schools. In fact, the reverse is often true.”
Catholic school students do score significantly higher than public school students on national standardized tests in math and reading. But they are also far more likely than public school students to come from well-educated families, and they are far less likely to be poor, have disabilities or still be learning English, federal data show. A 2006 study by the U.S. Education Department found that controlling for those variables effectively wiped out the private school advantage.”
If it were left to me to decide whether we should have a government without a free press or a free press without a government, I would prefer the latter.
Those who profess to favor freedom, and yet depreciate agitation, are men who want rain without thunder or lightning.
Found in “The First Amendment On Campus” - Eds. L.E. Bird, M.B. Mackin, & S.K. Schuster - 2006
Our Founders established a government of the many, not a government of the money. That’s what the American people deserve.
—House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Rep. John Sarbanes (D-MD) in an Op-ed in support of the proposed ‘Government by the People Act,’ H.R. 20. (via kileyrae)
Belief in a cruel God makes a cruel man. -Thomas Paine