New Executive Director of Secular Coalition of America is a Republican

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...and?

...and?

“A meritocratic society is one in which inequalities of wealth and social position solely reflect the unequal distribution of merit or skills amongst human beings, or are based upon factors beyond human control, for example luck or chance. Such a society is socially just because individuals are judged not by their gender, the colour of their skin or their religion, but according to their talents and willingness to work, or on what Martin Luther King called 'the content of their character'. By extension, social equality is unjust because it treats unequal individuals equally.” "Political Ideologies" by Andrew Heywood (2003)


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Cunning

Sounds like a shrewd move to me.


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It sounds like another

It sounds like another instance of 'party identification' meaning absolutely squat.

“A meritocratic society is one in which inequalities of wealth and social position solely reflect the unequal distribution of merit or skills amongst human beings, or are based upon factors beyond human control, for example luck or chance. Such a society is socially just because individuals are judged not by their gender, the colour of their skin or their religion, but according to their talents and willingness to work, or on what Martin Luther King called 'the content of their character'. By extension, social equality is unjust because it treats unequal individuals equally.” "Political Ideologies" by Andrew Heywood (2003)


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there are plenty of atheist

there are plenty of atheist republicans.  i've known several in my life, including a college roommate.  the only reason we don't hear about them more often is, surprise, surprise, most of them are talked over and cowed into silence by the evangelicals and the "moral majority" who have monopolized the party's image.  many of them are quite irritated by this.

ol' milton friedman himself was a professed agnostic.

"I asked my father,
I said, 'Father change my name.'
The one I'm using now it's covered up
with fear and filth and cowardice and shame."
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That brings to mind an

That brings to mind an interesting question that should have its own topic:

http://www.rationalresponders.com/forum/31990

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