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Naturists make up males and females of all ages, physical shapes/appearances, racial and ethnic backgrounds, political and ideological views, income brackets, and most religions. While there are probably more Democrats and liberals in nudism, you will find many Republican and/or conservative nudists as well judging from those I’ve met, those that post on naturist message boards, and from informal polls (I’m not that knowledgeable, but I wouldn’t be surprised if the extreme environmental and animal rights groups are almost totally left-wing, and socialism by its nature is left of center). Toddlers and kids are often natural naturists as many parents have found out and studies suggest kids raised as nudists may have higher self-esteem, lower body shame and far lower teen pregnancy rates than textile kids. Few naturists have “perfect” bodies and anyway are much more interested in inside personalities than outside body shapes. Many Christians, Buddhists, Jews, Pagans, etc. feel naturism is compatible with their faiths.
There are communities that apparently don’t think naturism is a public health menace. There exists clothing-optional beaches at Haulover Beach, FL, Gunnison Beach, NJ, North Baker Beach, CA, etc. Voters in Wilmington, Vermont, after first banning nudity, have returned The Ledges to being a naturist beach again. In addition, it is becoming somewhat common for family-oriented naturist resorts to be admitted by the local Chamber of Commerce.
A 2000 Roper poll by the Naturist Education Foundation (part of The Naturist Society) showed significantly higher acceptance of naturism compared to a similar poll in 1983 (see). Nudists generally don’t want to offend so acceptance of naturist beaches and resorts is largely tied to society at large accepting naturism. This is a goal of both the American Association for Nude Recreation and The Naturist Society.p>While nudists may be a small part of the population, it’s hoped that conservatism is not trying to leave nudists behind (no pun intended) as often one of the few differences between moral/political conservatives and nudists is the dress code. br> — George Martin br> Kentucky Campus Nude Recreation /p>
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?