From the daily archives: Wednesday, July 10, 2013

As we watch the reports of new outbreaks of the political wars ignited by the Republicans’ morals police over abortion and gay marriage, it seems we ought to have a new word for democracy.  I would call it deMOCKracy.  It would broadly describe a bizarre system in which people who cry out the loudest to guard their own freedoms do not hesitate to engage in stripping others of theirs.

(These folks recall  the words of a writer who once observed that the early Puritans lived in constant fear that somebody somewhere was happy.)

Demockracy is a perfect cover for the pretenses of […]

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Last week we reported that the Springboro Public School District was planning to host a series of courses on the U.S. Constitution developed by a group with ties to white supremacists, using materials developed by a couple of guys who believe the Bible should supplant US law.

On July 4th, the Dayton Daily News (DDN) reported that the class had been cancelled. The paper said registrants for the course, offered by the Institute on the Constitution, should contact Ricki Pepin at the Institute “for a refund.”

An email obtained by Plunderbund shows that Pepin has not actually cancelled the […]

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