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  1. 1. Of the following I identify with the following groups politically the most

    • Libertarian
    • Tea Party Conservative
    • Christian Conservative
    • Mainstream Conservative Republican
    • Moderate Republican
    • Independent Centrist or 3rd way moderate
    • Moderate Blue Dog Democrat
    • Mainstream Liberal Democrat
    • Progressive Warren-style Democrat
    • Social Democrat, or Sanders-style Independent Democrat
    • Green
  2. 2. If given the following fictional presidential candidates, and you had a tie-breaking vote to elect one of them, who do you think has a better chance at UNIFYING the country and fixing the most pressing problems?

    • Computer Programmer and bit coin advocate, Dave Mulligan, a purist Libertarian of the Ron Paul variety.
    • Pastor Wyatt Taylor, a social conservative, with controversial connections to White Supremacy groups, who advocates more Christianity in local and federal government.
    • Rep. Ryan Paul, a fiscal conservative, Log Cabin Republican, who's number one goal is to maximize profits for businesses, limit government, and reduce government spending to its bare necessities
    • Sen. John Lyndsey McGraham, a former war vet, advocating social moderation and an increased military defense budget and interventionist policies.
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    • Gov. Jonny Huntsich, a moderate Republican, advocating a strong desire to work with Democrats on every policy, even if he has to compromise on 40% of his goals to get 60% passed.
    • CEO John Doe, a wealthier billionaire than Trump, known lately for his philanthropy. A "severe moderate" wishing to compromise on everything, promising pass as many Democratic proposals as Republican proposals.
    • Rep. Betsy McCatclaws, a moderate Democrat, often working with and voting with Republicans on their more moderate proposals. She's willing to pass some Republican proposals if they support her more important proposals.
    • Sec. Hillary Clinton 2.0, an immortal robot designed to be exactly like Hillary Clinton, except more robot and less mortal. The robot will work 24-hours and never tire, finding Democratic solutions to our problems within seconds.
    • Prof. Hyam Goldstein, a professor of drama at Harvard, he advocates proven successful Scandinavian governmental policies, which he feels can be adapted to American government.
    • Dr. Albert Oppenheimer, a physicist, agnostic, who advocates scientific and humanitarian policies to serve not only America's policies, but also the world.
  3. 3. If John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin, Alexander Hamilton and George Washington were stolen from 1787 and brought to the future in 2017, and then given an intensive social and political history of the US from their time to the present to keep them up to date, what do you think the majority (that is, 3 of the 5 men) would approve of?

    • The role of president as an advocate for the Will of the People
    • Congressional grid lock
    • Relative equality among the races and genders
    • The % of people not of English descent
    • Progressive Reform from Civil Rights Acts, to the Square Deal, New Deal, Great Society, Obamacare, etc.
    • The Tea Party
    • Sanders Democrats
    • Our hegemonic power over the globe
    • Drone warfare
    • Social media
    • Increased anti-intellectualism, and its influence in politics
    • Labor Unions
    • The power of the wealthiest 1%
    • The power of Wall Street
    • Technological innovations in American history
    • Child labor laws
    • Abraham Lincoln
    • FDR
    • Ronald Reagan
    • Donald Trump


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11 hours ago, jnewt said:

Not true. Statistically speaking, when you have skewed data, you use the median to define the "average", not the mean. You only use the mean when you have an approximately normal distribution.

Well, at that point, the mean and median are pretty much the same thing.

11 hours ago, President Garrett Walker said:

Yep, protects against outliers messing up your study or whatever

Source: almost failed college stat this semester :P

Source: A in AP State and probably a 4 on the exam.

EDIT: Accidently put What instead of Well

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10 hours ago, jvikings1 said:

What, at that point, the mean and median are pretty much the same thing.

Source: A in AP State and probably a 4 on the exam.

Right, and when the data is skewed, which is what we were talking about, they are not close to the same thing.  If the data is skewed, the mean will be too, so the median gives a much better idea of the typical data value in the distribution.

Source: A+ in AP Stats and a 5 on the exam. 

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1 minute ago, jnewt said:

Right, and when the data is skewed, which is what we were talking about, they are not close to the same thing.  If the data is skewed, the mean will be too, so the median gives a much better idea of the typical data value in the distribution.

Source: A+ in AP Stats and a 5 on the exam. 

Right.  Mean is moved in the direction of the skew.  So, if skewed left, the mean will be to the left of the median, and vice versa.

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On 31/5/2017 at 5:18 PM, President Garrett Walker said:

1. Are you saying this because you distrust academia and the UN, or because you have actual evidence of this? I read both the report itself and the Wikipedia article and found nothing to support your claims

2. Not even touching this, it's absurd and baseless. IQ tests were invented by Binet and Simon in the early 1900s to learn about underperforming French students. It had nothing to do with race whatsoever and to imply otherwise spits in the face of these psychologists

3a. Assuming that immigrants are inherently self interested is rather cynical. As someone who is directly descended from immigrants and knows many of them personally both in and outside of my family, I could take offense to this but I won't give you that satisfaction.

3b. I'm not going to engage in personal attacks (not that I don't have anything to work with). I don't care that Stefan Molyneux makes Ted Cruz look like Bernie Sanders. I care about the quality of information, which is why I also made fun of TYT and HuffPo. Molyneux is widely known to either make stuff up on the spot or take real stuff (like this data) and distort it to fit his agenda through statistics manipulation and charisma. If you want to prove your point, cut out the middle man and show me the actual data and how it proves... whatever you were trying to say (I wasn't clear on that since I never mentioned the Netherlands)

On the literacy quote, that's the point I was trying to make. That's a faulty assumption. It should be if you make it to at least 10th grade, if you ask me (this is subjective)

1. I don't trust academia and the UN because if there really is biological differences between men and women, blacks and whites, then their secular humanist socialist ideology would wane in influence and quickly die off like it should.

3a. It is not at all cynical to say that they just follow their own interests. Like everyone does. You're acting like a pussy with that "offended" crap

3b. I don't have the time or energy to go through the data myself and show them to you. It is not because i care much who presents it.

You're literate when you can read and write, which you should be able to at 11-12 years of age.

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On 5/30/2017 at 6:22 PM, Patine said:

With this wonky IQ test engine and overinflated results, we should become a cabal of comic-book mad scientist villains intent on world conquest with bizarre and off-the-wall innovations and theorums! :P

"Mad! Mad they call me! I'll show them! I'll show them all!"

I got 130. I have exceeded even Patine and shall ascend to nerdworld. Goodbye inferior neanderthals. 

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24 minutes ago, koneke said:

1. I don't trust academia and the UN because if there really is biological differences between men and women, blacks and whites, then their secular humanist socialist ideology would wane in influence and quickly die off like it should.

3a. It is not at all cynical to say that they just follow their own interests. Like everyone does. You're acting like a pussy with that "offended" crap

3b. I don't have the time or energy to go through the data myself and show them to you. It is not because i care much who presents it.

You're literate when you can read and write, which you should be able to at 11-12 years of age.

1. Of course there are biological differences between men and women, and people of different races. Literally no one is arguing against that. I can't bear children since I'm a man. I'm at a lower risk of developing sickle cell but a higher risk of developing cystic fibrosis. I have lower levels of melanin in my skin cells than some of my good friends. We're not arguing whether there are differences between races but rather whether there are any meaningful differences (such as IQ) that make one race superior to any other (my answer is a vehement no. Do you believe there is a superior race, because it seems like that's what you're getting at).

  • Secular = non-religious, of course the UN's non-religious and I don't know why they wouldn't be or why you wish they were non-secular. I'm a proud Christian and I want no part in a non-secular government
  • Humanist = concerning humans rather than the divine, well of course you can't legislate God so inherently every government that's not a theocracy is humanist
  • Socialism = "a political and economic theory of social organization that advocates that the means of production, distribution, and exchange should be owned or regulated by the community as a whole." This does not in any way describe the UN, as I'm sure @Patine would be happy to tell you (:P)

3a. Just because you may be self interested doesn't mean everyone is, or at least that most people don't try not to be. Assuming everyone is self centered is extremely cynical and pretty much incorrect to the extent that many people try to fight it.

If you can't debate without resorting to personal attacks please don't debate at all.

3b. OK then. You should care a little bit more about where you get your information from, it's called an information diet for a reason. If all you ever consume is junk food then you will be unhealthy, and it's been shown in several much harder to remove a false idea from one's mind than to implant one there. Guard your mind.

Well one would hope that's true, and in nations in Europe with pretty good public education systems it may be, but here in the States the education system is extremely hit or miss. I live about 15 minutes away from some of the best-funded schools in my state, and 20-30 minutes away from several of the worst-funded schools with the highest drop out rates. Governor Hogan has attempted to pour more money into the education system, and I applaud him for his efforts (which have been somewhat successful and definitely a step in the right direction) but I think for our system to get fixed we'd need a massive influx of cash from the federal government (and some routine audits to go with it). I can't imagine how bad it must be in poorer states like Kansas where Brownback has run the entire state into the ground. The point is that our education system here basically assumes that everyone knows how to read by 5th grade and then does not do as much as it should to help those who are struggling, or who have dyslexia or the like.

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4 minutes ago, President Garrett Walker said:

 

1. Of course there are biological differences between men and women, and people of different races. Literally no one is arguing against that. I can't bear children since I'm a man. I'm at a lower risk of developing sickle cell but a higher risk of developing cystic fibrosis. I have lower levels of melanin in my skin cells than some of my good friends. We're not arguing whether there are differences between races but rather whether there are any meaningful differences (such as IQ) that make one race superior to any other (my answer is a vehement no. Do you believe there is a superior race, because it seems like that's what you're getting at).

  • Secular = non-religious, of course the UN's non-religious and I don't know why they wouldn't be or why you wish they were non-secular. I'm a proud Christian and I want no part in a non-secular government
  • Humanist = concerning humans rather than the divine, well of course you can't legislate God so inherently every government that's not a theocracy is humanist
  • Socialism = "a political and economic theory of social organization that advocates that the means of production, distribution, and exchange should be owned or regulated by the community as a whole." This does not in any way describe the UN, as I'm sure @Patine would be happy to tell you (:P)

3a. Just because you may be self interested doesn't mean everyone is, or at least that most people don't try not to be. Assuming everyone is self centered is extremely cynical and pretty much incorrect to the extent that many people try to fight it.

If you can't debate without resorting to personal attacks please don't debate at all.

3b. OK then. You should care a little bit more about where you get your information from, it's called an information diet for a reason. If all you ever consume is junk food then you will be unhealthy, and it's been shown in several much harder to remove a false idea from one's mind than to implant one there. Guard your mind.

Well one would hope that's true, and in nations in Europe with pretty good public education systems it may be, but here in the States the education system is extremely hit or miss. I live about 15 minutes away from some of the best-funded schools in my state, and 20-30 minutes away from several of the worst-funded schools with the highest drop out rates. Governor Hogan has attempted to pour more money into the education system, and I applaud him for his efforts (which have been somewhat successful and definitely a step in the right direction) but I think for our system to get fixed we'd need a massive influx of cash from the federal government (and some routine audits to go with it). I can't imagine how bad it must be in poorer states like Kansas where Brownback has run the entire state into the ground. The point is that our education system here basically assumes that everyone knows how to read by 5th grade and then does not do as much as it should to help those who are struggling, or who have dyslexia or the like.

1. There is no such thing as a superior race. There is only strengths and weaknesses. For example in a League of Legends game, there is no superior champion only different champions with varying spells and passives.

Whites excel in swimming, blacks excel in running, asians excel in ping-pong. There is no superior race, they just have different strongpoints.

Whites are not superior as of now because for example they have a low birth rate which will result in their demographic decline.

I am not meaning secular in a positive way but rather as an insult. It is an ideology that attacks the family, traditions and healthy morals. (they advocate homosexuality and transgenderism etc.)

Humanism is a deeply flawed ideology as it sees every human and culture to be of good nature. That is vehemently wrong and is one of the causes of the mass-immigration to Europe, which is terrible

Socialism's internationalism is despicable, aswell as the breakdown of the family that comes with socialism. It takes away human dignity by making people subservient to the state.

I do understand that schools with a high dropout rate and less commitment by the students has small funding, because money is scarce and it should be spent where it is best spent.

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1 hour ago, koneke said:

1. There is no such thing as a superior race. There is only strengths and weaknesses. For example in a League of Legends game, there is no superior champion only different champions with varying spells and passives.

Whites excel in swimming, blacks excel in running, asians excel in ping-pong. There is no superior race, they just have different strongpoints.

Whites are not superior as of now because for example they have a low birth rate which will result in their demographic decline.

I am not meaning secular in a positive way but rather as an insult. It is an ideology that attacks the family, traditions and healthy morals. (they advocate homosexuality and transgenderism etc.)

Humanism is a deeply flawed ideology as it sees every human and culture to be of good nature. That is vehemently wrong and is one of the causes of the mass-immigration to Europe, which is terrible

Socialism's internationalism is despicable, aswell as the breakdown of the family that comes with socialism. It takes away human dignity by making people subservient to the state.

I do understand that schools with a high dropout rate and less commitment by the students has small funding, because money is scarce and it should be spent where it is best spent.

Okay, first, League of Legends and sports TENDENCIES, (and VERY stereotyped ones at that) have become the backbone of your argument on this one now. I smell complete desperation.

Second, you're misdefining the word secularism. A secular governance, by nature, just favours no religion and does not endorse a state religion or legislate purely religious law. It does not, by nature, "attack" family or "advocate" homosexuality and transgenderism, though, in recent decades it has legalized those two things without punishment from the state - it certainly doesn't advertiseme and encourage people actively to follow such lifestyle or behaviours.

Third, your definition of humanism is no bizarre and non-sensible I don't even know how to rationally respond to that.

Socialism is on a sharp decline in the world today as a whole, and that's evident everywhere. Corporatism, especially in it's unbridled, globalized, form, which is a FAR more destructive global economic phenomenon and REALLY needs reigning in (but few political leaders have the guts to say do, and in many political parties, even criticizing blatantly and obvious failings and abuses of that system purely vocally is political suicide), is what's truly on the rise internationally, like a swarm of rapacious locusts across the world.

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Indeed, I'd argue that neoliberal capitalism can actually be actually more restrictive than democratic socialism, because it's increasingly leaving us at the mercy of wealthy business and corporate types and compromised politicians unwilling or unable to rein in their excesses. This climate change debate happening right now is a good example - we don't get a vote on how many greenhouse gases companies pump into the atmosphere if governments aren't willing to regulate them, and we certainly don't get a vote on whether or not the sea levels rise enough to start displacing shoreline cities in the future and all the societal disruptions that would come with that.

Government is just one of many forces that can limit your freedom, and at least in a functioning democracy you get some input over which of your freedoms you're willing to have limited as opposed to just getting a bunch of unintended consequences of corporate greed dumped on you. How much "freedom" does someone with a serious health problem have if they don't have insurance and can't pay for the treatment out of pocket? I certainly remember my bout with kidney stones, and the excruciating pain in my side was limiting my freedom a lot more than any tax I've ever had to pay.

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22 hours ago, Patine said:

Okay, first, League of Legends and sports TENDENCIES, (and VERY stereotyped ones at that) have become the backbone of your argument on this one now. I smell complete desperation.

Second, you're misdefining the word secularism. A secular governance, by nature, just favours no religion and does not endorse a state religion or legislate purely religious law. It does not, by nature, "attack" family or "advocate" homosexuality and transgenderism, though, in recent decades it has legalized those two things without punishment from the state - it certainly doesn't advertiseme and encourage people actively to follow such lifestyle or behaviours.

Third, your definition of humanism is no bizarre and non-sensible I don't even know how to rationally respond to that.

Socialism is on a sharp decline in the world today as a whole, and that's evident everywhere. Corporatism, especially in it's unbridled, globalized, form, which is a FAR more destructive global economic phenomenon and REALLY needs reigning in (but few political leaders have the guts to say do, and in many political parties, even criticizing blatantly and obvious failings and abuses of that system purely vocally is political suicide), is what's truly on the rise internationally, like a swarm of rapacious locusts across the world.

It is a way to make it easily understandable not a desperation.

It was wrong of me to call them secular humanist socialist. I should have called them the more easily understandable: cultural marxist suicidal humanists

Economic freedom as a whole is on the decline.

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27 minutes ago, koneke said:

It is a way to make it easily understandable not a desperation.

It was wrong of me to call them secular humanist socialist. I should have called them the more easily understandable: cultural marxist suicidal humanists

Economic freedom as a whole is on the decline.

And this has just become too stupid, koneke, to even give (or waste) intelligent responses on. I'm finished with you.

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16 hours ago, Patine said:

And this has just become too stupid, koneke, to even give (or waste) intelligent responses on. I'm finished with you.

Koneke, is just too stubborn to accept that he is mistaken. He just argues with you until you get tired. 

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On 6/1/2017 at 11:38 AM, koneke said:

1. There is no such thing as a superior race. There is only strengths and weaknesses. For example in a League of Legends game, there is no superior champion only different champions with varying spells and passives.

Whites excel in swimming, blacks excel in running, asians excel in ping-pong. There is no superior race, they just have different strongpoints.

Whites are not superior as of now because for example they have a low birth rate which will result in their demographic decline.

I am not meaning secular in a positive way but rather as an insult. It is an ideology that attacks the family, traditions and healthy morals. (they advocate homosexuality and transgenderism etc.)

Humanism is a deeply flawed ideology as it sees every human and culture to be of good nature. That is vehemently wrong and is one of the causes of the mass-immigration to Europe, which is terrible

Socialism's internationalism is despicable, aswell as the breakdown of the family that comes with socialism. It takes away human dignity by making people subservient to the state.

I do understand that schools with a high dropout rate and less commitment by the students has small funding, because money is scarce and it should be spent where it is best spent.

Allow me to insert my two cents here... I consider myself a secular right-leaning libertarian. I would agree about the fact that no race is superior, or even "better" than another - they just have different strengths and weaknesses amongst them.

My personal definition of secular is as the opposite of religious, however way you take it.  It's neither good nor bad, some people lean one way or the other.  I would agree that we are becoming a more secular nation (which is neither good nor bad), and that we are suffering for our morals and "family values".  I just don't agree that the two are causally related.  Although I have a deep respect for religion and the First Amendment, and I will defend religious freedom to the utmost, and admit that it does save many from leading a bad life, it doesn't have a monopoly on morality.  I don't believe that the homosexuality, transgenderism, and drug use are CAUSED by lack of religious belief.  For example, if you don't want to bake a wedding cake for a gay couple, that's absolutely your right.  No one should be forced to do business with anyone else for any reason.  That said, I do view it as closed-minded and I would ask that baker what he/she is trying to prove.  I also believe that one can have conservative beliefs for purely moral reasons, and that the lack of a "divine truth" does not mean moral relativism.

I would consider myself a humanist but I don't think that it proclaims that all cultures and races are equal.  It simply emphasizes human control and rationality over religion and supernatural causes.

Finally for the schools part... Spending federal money on the problem doesn't fix anything.  Religion or not, our problem with education is cultural.  We already spend more on education than I believe about 3-4 other countries, and yet the USA is in the low 20s in Reading and even lower in Math!  Besides more Federal spending means more Federal control - there are ALWAYS strings attached.  Constitutionally, education is no concern of the Federal government and the FEDERAL DoE should be abolished.  As a teacher myself, I chafe at the idea of top-down Federal control, whether it's Common Core or federal edicts dictating what bathrooms students should be allowed to use.

 

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15 hours ago, servo75 said:

Allow me to insert my two cents here... I consider myself a secular right-leaning libertarian. I would agree about the fact that no race is superior, or even "better" than another - they just have different strengths and weaknesses amongst them.

My personal definition of secular is as the opposite of religious, however way you take it.  It's neither good nor bad, some people lean one way or the other.  I would agree that we are becoming a more secular nation (which is neither good nor bad), and that we are suffering for our morals and "family values".  I just don't agree that the two are causally related.  Although I have a deep respect for religion and the First Amendment, and I will defend religious freedom to the utmost, and admit that it does save many from leading a bad life, it doesn't have a monopoly on morality.  I don't believe that the homosexuality, transgenderism, and drug use are CAUSED by lack of religious belief.  For example, if you don't want to bake a wedding cake for a gay couple, that's absolutely your right.  No one should be forced to do business with anyone else for any reason.  That said, I do view it as closed-minded and I would ask that baker what he/she is trying to prove.  I also believe that one can have conservative beliefs for purely moral reasons, and that the lack of a "divine truth" does not mean moral relativism.

I would consider myself a humanist but I don't think that it proclaims that all cultures and races are equal.  It simply emphasizes human control and rationality over religion and supernatural causes.

Finally for the schools part... Spending federal money on the problem doesn't fix anything.  Religion or not, our problem with education is cultural.  We already spend more on education than I believe about 3-4 other countries, and yet the USA is in the low 20s in Reading and even lower in Math!  Besides more Federal spending means more Federal control - there are ALWAYS strings attached.  Constitutionally, education is no concern of the Federal government and the FEDERAL DoE should be abolished.  As a teacher myself, I chafe at the idea of top-down Federal control, whether it's Common Core or federal edicts dictating what bathrooms students should be allowed to use.

 

What a shame you aren't a Southerner. I heard they've begun to organise efforts to make an amendment to the Constitution that will allow nullification and secession.

I can really recommend you getting this book which i am reading currently myself. (read 50% so far) It is really interesting.

Summary

https://revisedhistory.wordpress.com/2017/02/28/dixie-rising-rules-for-rebels/

Buy book

https://www.amazon.com/Dixie-Rising-James-Ronald-Kennedy-ebook/dp/B06WP3DGV9

 

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On 4/6/2017 at 7:09 AM, servo75 said:

Allow me to insert my two cents here... I consider myself a secular right-leaning libertarian. I would agree about the fact that no race is superior, or even "better" than another - they just have different strengths and weaknesses amongst them.

My personal definition of secular is as the opposite of religious, however way you take it.  It's neither good nor bad, some people lean one way or the other.  I would agree that we are becoming a more secular nation (which is neither good nor bad), and that we are suffering for our morals and "family values".  I just don't agree that the two are causally related.  Although I have a deep respect for religion and the First Amendment, and I will defend religious freedom to the utmost, and admit that it does save many from leading a bad life, it doesn't have a monopoly on morality.  I don't believe that the homosexuality, transgenderism, and drug use are CAUSED by lack of religious belief.  For example, if you don't want to bake a wedding cake for a gay couple, that's absolutely your right.  No one should be forced to do business with anyone else for any reason.  That said, I do view it as closed-minded and I would ask that baker what he/she is trying to prove.  I also believe that one can have conservative beliefs for purely moral reasons, and that the lack of a "divine truth" does not mean moral relativism.

I would consider myself a humanist but I don't think that it proclaims that all cultures and races are equal.  It simply emphasizes human control and rationality over religion and supernatural causes.

Finally for the schools part... Spending federal money on the problem doesn't fix anything.  Religion or not, our problem with education is cultural.  We already spend more on education than I believe about 3-4 other countries, and yet the USA is in the low 20s in Reading and even lower in Math!  Besides more Federal spending means more Federal control - there are ALWAYS strings attached.  Constitutionally, education is no concern of the Federal government and the FEDERAL DoE should be abolished.  As a teacher myself, I chafe at the idea of top-down Federal control, whether it's Common Core or federal edicts dictating what bathrooms students should be allowed to use.

 

I am a White nationalist, i support states rights and a limited federal government if it is good for Whites. I don't think you should support states rights no matter what. If it serves the interest of whites it is good, if it doesn't it is bad.

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On 3/17/2017 at 7:25 PM, Patine said:

Quite a bit of difference. A lot to explain in fact. It's too bad American high schools don't teach the political spectrum (I remember learning it in high school, but that was about 15 years ago), and instead most in the US today seem rely on political pundits to "teach" it to them, pundits who are also highly uneducated on the topic or distort (or even lie about) the subject to push their incendiary agendas and viewpoints. Another reason the US education system is horribly broken, and the ideas of many modern Republicans for it's "reform" would only make this sort of ignorance and misinformation a worse problem in the majority of US states - certainly not an improvement.

Edit: High school was about 25 years ago... :S

because high school teacher have moral in not wanting to show favorites with other views college teacher dont do this and use use their jobs as a tool to expand their ideas.

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5 hours ago, Presidentinsertname said:

because high school teacher have moral in not wanting to show favorites with other views college teacher dont do this and use use their jobs as a tool to expand their ideas.

I remember my school years being very a-political. My college was an engineering school full of computer nerds, and my high school history teachers, I have no idea what their views were, and that's the point.  My Middle School Social Studies teacher was openly favored Bush over Dukakis but never tried to impose those views on us, that was the difference.  Then again I was a liberal back then so maybe I just didn't notice.

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56 minutes ago, servo75 said:

I remember my school years being very a-political. My college was an engineering school full of computer nerds, and my high school history teachers, I have no idea what their views were, and that's the point.  My Middle School Social Studies teacher was openly favored Bush over Dukakis but never tried to impose those views on us, that was the difference.  Then again I was a liberal back then so maybe I just didn't notice.

Same for me. My college polisci professor is a moderate conservative but the only reason I know that is because she's worked for Republicans exclusively and for the Cato Institute, and because the few times she's given her opinion in class (she's very big on asking us what we think about issues and why, which is awesome; sometimes we ask her the same question) they've been mildly conservative. But like you said, giving your opinion is not nearly the same as forcing your opinion on others.

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My teacher called Trump a fascist, he is a total idiot. I often get the thought, how did he become so ignorant when he studied history for many years in University.

Maybe it just tells you more about Universities anno 2017. His friends are indoctrinated so i guess he has to go along that stupidity to get through life.

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