Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Tar and Feathers

Tar and feathers but not for two bloggers: Melissa Mc Ewan has a personal blog with the name ‘Shakespeare’s Sister’. It is a funny, intelligent blog and yes it is overtly political. She was also a part-time technical adviser with Senator John Edwards. February 13 she has quit her job with the presidential campaign under pressure from conservative critics who were using her blog and opinions against the Edwards campaign. She is the second blogger to quit. The first is Amanda Marcotte after been accused of religious bigotry for earlier writings…
What is up folks? Is free speech and the separation of church and state the issue of the next presidential election? John Mc Cain for one is veering more and more to the extreme Christian right. He is saying things like “I do not support Roe versus Wade. It should be overturned…” Why would any women vote for him? He will also be delivering a speech on February 23 for ‘The Discovery Institute’, who believe in intelligent design and are getting their money from the Chalcedon Foundation who want to impose a Christian sharia on the USA. Sharia? Yes that is when religious law in Muslim countries replaces state law. In the US The Chalcedon Foundation advocates the replacement of American civil law with biblical law. This has the strangest consequences. Did you know that if you are visiting the Grand Canyon and if you, as an innocent tourist ask ‘How old is the Grand Canyon?’ that you would not get a geological reply. ‘No comment’ is all they are supposed to say. “In order to avoid offending religious fundamentalists, our National Park Service is under orders to suspend its belief in geology,” stated PEER Executive Director Jeff Ruch. “It is disconcerting that the official position of a national park as to the geologic age of the Grand Canyon is ‘no comment'." In this blog I want to honor the bloggers who speak their mind and thus defend our civil liberties. Thank you, Shakespeare’s Sister and Amanda.

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