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Director of Strategy and Policy for the Richard Dawkins Foundation for Science and Reason

 Sean Faircloth served five terms in the Maine Legislature. Faircloth served on the Judiciary and Appropriations Committees. In his last term Faircloth was elected Majority Whip by his colleagues. An accomplished legislator, Faircloth successfully spearheaded over thirty laws, including the … Continue reading

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The Hitting Stops Here! A campaign for teaching kindness and respect in schools everywhere.

The Hitting Stops Here! A campaign for teaching kindness and respect in schools everywhere. www.TheHittingStopsHere.com! !  info@thehittingstopshere.com, 408.509.6835 September 29, 2011 New York Representative Carolyn McCarthy’s federal bill for banning USA school corporal punishment, HR 3027, news reports and PSA: www.thehittingstopshere.com/McCarthyNewsBillPSA.pdf REP … Continue reading

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Help ban corporal punishment in our schools

Image via Wikipedia U.S. House Education and Labor Subcommittee to Hear Bill on April 15th Banning School Paddling On April l5th, a subcommittee of the U.S. House Education and Labor Committee will begin hearings on banning school corporal punishment. Please … Continue reading

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Do we have a right to tell people they are wrong?

Believe it or not, this question was posed to me in a public parenting forum, hosted by Amazon.com. This is how I responded. Yes, you bet we do. In life we all make choices that effect our communities, unless we … Continue reading

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A Strange Form of Indoctrination

The Western religions by no means have a monopoly on childhood indoctrination. This is perhaps one of the more bizarre examples of that: Boston boy enthroned as Buddhist sect head in Darjeeling The journey from Jigme Wangchuk to His Holiness Galwa Lorepa; … Continue reading

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Patriotism for all

  Image by uhuru1701 via Flickr A Patriotic Activity for Every Student It is a sad day in America when every child cannot join in a unified expression of patriotism, cannot stand with pride and declare, “I, too, am an … Continue reading

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Parental rights amendment – Act II

Image via Wikipedia The parental rights amendment is going to be re-introduced by Representative Hoekstra: http://www.parentalrights.org/index.asp?Type=B_BASIC&SEC={48D114CD-BD70-4776-A32A-5661013D8897} This time he has rounded up 60 co-sponsors. Write to the sponsors and let them know we don’t want them messing with our constitution. … Continue reading

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Rights For Our Future: The New Child Health Insurance Bill Provides Momentum for the Systemic Reform of Child Rights in the US

In last year’s campaign for the U.S. Presidency, Barack Obama admirably deemed himself as “a champion for children.” Given his recent child advocacy plan, he has begun to show a serious intention to live up to that title. In the … Continue reading

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When Parents Call God Instead of the Doctor

By Deena Guzder Thursday, Feb. 05, 2009 On Easter Sunday of 2008, 11-year-old Kara Neumann of Weston, Wisconsin, suffered waves of nausea as she lay motionless on her deathbed, too weak to walk or speak. Kara’s parents — both followers … Continue reading

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The origin of Christian fascism

Interacting with fundamentalist Christian parents we start to see patterns in their responses. Eventually the light dawns that these people hate democracy, are racists, and misogynists. And those are their good qualities. Here are some answers to why you will … Continue reading

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