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Nation's Founders article:

65 percent of Americans believe that the Founders intended the United States to be a Christian nation, and 55 percent believe the Constitution established a Christian nation.

Wow. The first part is bad, but the second part is scary. Have those people actually read the Constitution?

I suppose I shouldn't be surprised at polls that reveal most Americans are ignorant. But this one seems like a biggie, given that learning about the Constitution is mandatory in all schools.

But this one seems like a biggie, given that learning about the Constitution is mandatory in all schools.

Unfortunately, learning how to learn is not mandatory in our schools.

heh, in Kansas City, attendance isn't even mandatory.

“And even though Jefferson and Franklin might have seen Christianity as a set of beliefs encrusted with fabulism, they also believed that religion had salutary effects on a society and that strong churches supported the social order.”

It would seem that they had read Seneca: "Religion is regarded by the common people as true, by the wise as false, and by rulers as useful." Seneca the Younger (4? B.C. - 65 A.D.)

The USDA scientist seems to have some good ideas, but given how the USDA has closed its eyes on Monsanto, I suspect a hidden agenda.

The French newspaper Le Monde published an article about doubts about Monsanto's perhaps poisoned gift of 75,000 kgs of seed. In Haiti, it is seen as a foot in the door.

http://www.lemonde.fr/planete/article/2010/07/01/les-paysans-haitiens-refusent-l-aide-de-monsanto13816353244.html

At the Huffington Post, Ronnie Cummins, who writes often on GMO's has the same suspicion.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/ronnie-cummins/monsantos-poison-pills-fob587340.html

"Monsanto's seeds will be distributed by the United States Agency for International Development's (USAID) WINNER program. USAID is a tax-payer funded agency that promotes the United States' interests abroad. It is run by Dr. Rajiv Shah, an Obama appointee that the Organic Consumers Association opposed because of his work with the explicitly pro-GMO Gates Foundation. The Gates Foundation works closely with Monsanto.

Please click here to contact President Obama and USAID administrator Dr. Rajiv Shah today to tell them to support Haitian farmers' demands for sustainability and food security, not Monsanto's poison pill.

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"tell them to support Haitian farmers' demands for sustainability and food security, not Monsanto's poison pill."

False dilemma much?

Seriously, you go from "suspecting" and "having doubts" to "stop the poison pill." This reminds me of my early years as a radical protesting the G8. Too many inductive leaps to be taken seriously.

The title should have been "How biotechnology will help us feed the world and lead to the greatest human catastrophe of all time". Getting greater yield is precisley like building a 6 lane highway because a 4 lane became too crowded. Lower birthrates and lowering the worlds overall population is really the only base solution to the worlds many problems (although it will not solve all). Getting more and more yield will only lead to greater starvation, not less. Until the world comes to the conclusion that we owe it to each other to be reproductively responsible higher yield, while the intentions are good and well meaning, will only exasperate the problem unfortunately. Corn, wheat, rice, etc.. already yield enough. It's humans that have the problem.

Is it your contention that when the world's population was half what it is now, that there was no starvation?

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