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Don't let government control culture, columnist argues

February 06, 2012

In the name of tolerance, government generally remains neutral regarding disputed religious and moral questions. But Robert Royal discerns a problem with that approach:

“Neutrality” claims on many issues are something of a smokescreen. Traditional values have been increasingly restrained in public and alternatives protected by law, sort of like suppressing one meaning of the geometrical figure or one solution to the quadratic equation. Such neutrality is not neutral or liberal a friend of truth.

Royal believes since government neutrality is an unreachable goal, “The best way to remove partisanship masquerading as neutrality would be to remove education, healthcare, and other key culture-defining activities from government involvement entirely.”


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  • Posted by: rpp - Feb. 06, 2012 9:02 PM ET USA

    If public "health care" is anything like public education, there will be no hope for the USA. Health care professionals who do not tow the culture-of-death line will be drummed out or suppressed, like their counterparts in public education. Disband all public schools, de-unionize educators, repeal Obamacare.