Single-issue Voting, Secularism and the Presidential Election of 2008
I am, ideally, a libertarian and, pragmatically, a Democrat (because, to me, social liberty is more pressing than economic liberty - which is a long story that we can get into later ...), so my question-comment is, which of the 2008 Presidential contenders (esp. on the Democratic side) has a good position on the seperation of church and state, the protection fo science education and the elimination of the 'faith-based initiative'? (In many ways I'm a single-issue voter & that issue is secularism) ... I mean, I like Barack Obama, & I would love to elect a Black man (or woman to the Presidency) but he is a little too evangelical to me (i.e. the "We worship an Awesome God too" statement in 2004) ... and it bugs me to see the other candidate trying to act pious, or spiritual, or spirited (in some Southern Baptist or charismatic church, trying in vein to clap in rhythm to the gospel music ... ahem, Hilary) ... So far, only Chris Dodd from my homestate (the Great State of Connecticut) and Bill Richardson, former Governor of New Mexico, have, well, not made ridiculous pronouncements vis-a-vis popular delusion ... or have they? What info do you'all have to share on this matter? Anyone look good to you? Any secular humanists running for office? Unitarians maybe? Pete Stark?
(You know, Al Franken expressed a mature, patheist view in "The Truth" and his wickedly funny ...)
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