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December 17, 2006

The Rev. Dr. Scott Black Johnston (PCUSA)

In the ninth grade the school that I attended in rural Minnesota required that all students take an American government class. Theoretically, this class was designed to hone a young citizen's ability to engage current events in a responsible way. Each week we would be split into teams to debate the pros and cons of some contemporary topic. One question we were asked to consider-probably because it was 1979 and Margaret Thatcher had just been appointed Prime Minister in the U.K.-was whether we expected (during our lifetimes) to see a woman become President of the United States.

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