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Within the Podium, the Pulpit, and the Republicans: How Presidential applicants Use non secular Language in American Political Debate, a veteran minister analyzes the non secular metaphors Republicans use on the podium and alleges that the celebration intentionally employs blaming strategies, worry metaphors, and coded references to apocalyptic judgment to sway unsure voters.Over the earlier forty years, Frederick Stecker fees, the Republican get together has created worry for political expediency. Stecker's ebook strains the improvement of the Republican rhetoric of polarization and applies the linguistics-based "nation-as-a-family" political typology of George Lakoff to an research of the presidential debates of 2000, 2004, and 2008. He demonstrates how Republican applicants opt for their language and metaphors to sign adherence to inflexible trust structures and easy, black-and-white offerings in household and overseas coverage.

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Before the fall of Adam, the Garden of Eden was a heavenly place, there was no death, and all animals were vegetarian—even dinosaurs were friendly beasts. After Adam and Eve were expelled from the Garden, death was introduced into the created order and the animals became carnivorous. The dinosaurs perished in the flood. Young Earth Creationists believe that the world is between 5,000–10,000 years old and that God created the world in six 24-hour days. People and animals were created in an abrupt appearance by the command of God; they were fully formed and underwent no evolution.

Richard Viguerie Richard Viguerie started a mass-mailing firm with $500 and turned it into a multimillion dollar political fundraising machine for the conservative movement. S. House of Representatives. Upon learning this, and reflecting on how Reader’s Digest and Sears Roebuck & Co. seemed to have their own select lists of customers, he and a cadre of secretaries hired for this purpose went to the clerk and hand-copied a list of 12,500 donors to Senator Barry Goldwater’s election. With this as a mailing base, the American Target Advertising Company was born; in its 40-plus years of activity American Target Advertising has mailed out more than 2 billion pieces of direct mail solicitations for campaign contributions.

Weyrich was also instrumental in founding the satellite-based National Empowerment Television, a 24-hour conservative broadcast system aimed at rallying the right around pending conservative legislation. 15 It is a foreshadowing of the Tea Party movement. Although Paul Weyrich excelled at the art of politically empowering religious conservatives, his book, The Next Conservatism: Paul Weyrich’s Last Testament, published posthumously in 2009, revealed a cynical tone toward American culture that characterized an attitudinal subset of those who worked behind the scenes in this conservative kitchen cabinet called the New Right.

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