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Wed Aug 1, 2012, 06:03 PM

What would happen if there was no influence of religion in our goverment

What would get done that isn't possible now

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Reply What would happen if there was no influence of religion in our goverment (Original post)
FunnyChris Aug 2012 OP
Amak8 Aug 2012 #1
rug Aug 2012 #8
chowder66 Aug 2012 #2
leftstreet Aug 2012 #3
FunnyChris Aug 2012 #4
leftstreet Aug 2012 #5
arcane1 Aug 2012 #6
1-Old-Man Aug 2012 #7

Response to FunnyChris (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 06:05 PM

1. Nothing. Just another dog whistle.

Lee Atwater: You start out in 1954 by saying, "Nigger, nigger, nigger." By 1968 you can't say "nigger" that hurts you. Backfires. So you say stuff like forced busing, states' rights and all that stuff. You're getting so abstract now you're talking about cutting taxes, and all these things you're talking about are totally economic things and a byproduct of them is blacks get hurt worse than whites. And subconsciously maybe that is part of it. I'm not saying that. But I'm saying that if it is getting that abstract, and that coded, that we are doing away with the racial problem one way or the other. You follow me because obviously sitting around saying, "We want to cut this," is much more abstract than even the busing thing, and a hell of a lot more abstract than "Nigger, nigger."

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Response to Amak8 (Reply #1)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 06:20 PM

8. For clarification, this is the source.

Lee Atwater (February 27, 1951 March 29, 1991) was an American political consultant and Republican party strategist. He was an advisor of U.S. Presidents Ronald Reagan and George H. W. Bush and Chairman of the Republican National Committee.

http://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Lee_Atwater

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Response to FunnyChris (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 06:09 PM

2. Sanity might prevail?

Policy would no longer have to be based on religious idealogy. Office holders would no longer be beholden to their religious affiliations.

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Response to FunnyChris (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 06:11 PM

3. Where is the religious influence in our government?

I assume you meant the US

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Response to leftstreet (Reply #3)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 06:11 PM

4. yeah the USA

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Response to FunnyChris (Reply #4)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 06:15 PM

5. So where is the religious influence in US government?

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Response to FunnyChris (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 06:16 PM

6. Does that include the worship of money and power?

If not, nothing would change. They would just invent a religion.

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Response to FunnyChris (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 06:17 PM

7. The right wing would lose one hell of a communications network

I think the religious right is a big part of why we don't have universal health care, restricted funding for public education with a concurrent move to provide public funds for private schools operated by religious institutions, virtually no health services particular to women. These are the things that come immediately to mind.

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