Devos is a threat to education and secular inclusive school systems.

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 Posted on Monday, February 6th, 2017
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  The Democrats in the Senate are holding open the senate session until the vote on Devos. Hopefully, one more Republican senator can vote for reality instead of along party lines. The nomination of Betsy Devos will be a devastating blow to our public education sytem. It will set us back at least 50 years. […]

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HELP committee sets authoritarian precedent, allowing the chairman to change rules on a whim.

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 Posted on Tuesday, January 31st, 2017
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The HELP committee vote on Betsy Devos was a complete travesty of governance. All of the committee members who were present voted, and yet a vote was allowed by a member who was not present. After an objection was made, the chairman ruled that an objection must be made at the time of the action. […]

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Trump Vs The media

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 Posted on Saturday, January 28th, 2017
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The Trump opposition to the media is dangerous to the very idea of democracy. This is due to the media’s role in keeping the people informed. At times, they may fail at this endeavor. Yet, the shortcomings of particularly partisan media outlets does not condemn it entirely. In fact, if there was any institution we […]

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In god we trust and the new Templar

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 Posted on Thursday, January 12th, 2017
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  In god we trust on cop cars In god we trust has been displayed on cop cars in Tennessee. This seems to be a violation of church and state, as law enforcement should not be showing a preference, or promoting a specific religious belief. These organizations are intended to be secular and to aid […]

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Secular concerns of a parent in east Tn

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 Posted on Friday, September 9th, 2016
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The first day of school is a time that brings joy to parents. The parents get to see their child learning and the beginnings of growing up. This is a time to spend nights helping with homework and playing games to help study for upcoming tests. This is a time of change and growth, but […]

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Rethinking bigoted laws in the wake of the Orlando massacre

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 Posted on Tuesday, June 21st, 2016
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The recent tragedy in Orlando that claimed the lives of 49 people is on the minds of most of America and across the world. There are many standing in solidarity with the lgbt community, as this was clearly a hate crime. Even in states that have passed anti-lgbt legislation, we see groups holding vigils and […]

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Thousands head to Washington for Reason Rally 2016

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 Posted on Friday, June 3rd, 2016
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As the weekend rolls in,  thousands of atheists, agnostics, and secular humanists descend on Washington. The message is clear equality and rational governance must reign over dogma and ancient ideology. The 21st century can no longer support laws built on ancient books. Like a tidal wave across the nation Reason Rally 2012 opened up the […]

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No, The Declaration of Independence is not the Constitution.

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 Posted on Monday, May 30th, 2016
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The Constitution is the official founding document of our system of government. The Declaration of Independence was just what it says, a declaration. The declaration was announcing our intent to form a new government and establish ourselves as a sovereign nation separate from Britain. The constitution served as the guide for how our newly established nation would […]

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5 Reasons the bible should not be in schools.

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 Posted on Sunday, May 15th, 2016
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 The first and most important reason to keep bibles out of public schools is that it is counter to the constitution.  The first amendment prevents governments from promotion of religion.   The first amendment was written in recognition that there is more than one religion and many sects of each religion. These various sects are […]

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Tennessee State Senate district 2 is in trouble.

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 Posted on Sunday, May 15th, 2016
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Voters in Tennessee State Senate District 2 are stuck in between two candidates who block Tennessee from embracing equality. There is no real choice here. Even though they bash each other, as politicians tend to do, the rest of us are stuck in the middle with no candidate that represents our secular values.

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