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Tuesday, May 24, 2005

Politics and Religion

I read this Rake article earlier this week but forgot to post it. It's a pretty scary look at how our leaders use religion in state politics. Then entire article is worth a read, but there are two points that really stick out for me. The first is praying for more Republicans in the House. The second is that Rep. Larry Howes "looked into de-funding that agency" of a person who wrote in against the gay marriage amendment. Apparently, when you're a Republican, if somebody disagrees with you, you look to destroy their livelihood. Talk about some family values.


At 7:24 AM, May 26, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Re: Howes looking into defunding an agency because an employee of that agency expressed an opinion that he does not agree with.

It could be just rhetoric on the part of Rep. Howes, but if he actually tried to reduce funding for the agency or have that employee dismissed, it would seem to be an ethics violation. Who would one report this to?

At 11:22 AM, May 31, 2005, Blogger employee#19028 said...

You're right, the rhetoric is probably not an ethics violation, but if he followed through with his threats on that reason alone, it might be. Contact Rep. Sondra Erickson, chair of the House Ethics Committee or the Representative of your choice to register a complaint. Failing that, contact the press.

At 9:44 PM, June 01, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You're not likely to get anywhere with Sondra Erickson. I'd try someone with some ethics themselves, like Mindy Greiling.

Anybody but Pretenza.

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