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Rep. Jim Ryun isn't the only member of his family in politics.[World Net Daily,][1] a conservative Web site, has a new story about Generation Joshua, a grass-roots organization that's tapping the power of the homeschooling movement for political purposes. Congressman Ryun's son, Ned Ryun is the group's director."Generation Joshua director Ned Ryun son of the track star and Republican Kansas congressman, Jim Ryun believes homeschool students have the activist traits that make outstanding citizens and leaders because of their hands-on experience in the battle for homeschool freedom," the site reports."(Ned) Ryun said the 'Joshua' is a reference to the biblical hero who led the nation of Israel into the Promised Land. "'The adult generation of the homeschool movement are the 'Moseses' who brought the people out of Egypt,' he told WorldNetDaily. 'The young, second generation, are the 'Joshuas' who will help defeat the giants of abortion, same-sex marriage and judicial activism.'"Generation Joshua's aim, to 'help tomorrow's leaders elect today's,' is carried out through civics education, voter registration and Student Action Teams, which campaign for candidates. "'We want to give the young people a vision and a hands-on opportunity to make a difference now, including young people who are not even of voting age,' Ryun said."Other links:Sam Brownback links[$36 billion security measure approved][2] [Senate Approves $2.9 Billion in Aid for Farmers][3] [Dad takes abortion drug fight to D.C.][4]Dennis Moore-Kris Kobach links [Kobach campaign will keep donation from gun-rights advocate][5]Jim Ryun-Nancy Boyda links[Letters show Ryun's stance on base restrictions][6] [Boyda visiting University today][7]Jerry Moran links[Cut & Dried][8]Todd Tiahrt links[Tiahrt says bill will cut cost for U.S. businesses][9]How to contact As always, you can find information to contact members of the Kansas congressional delegation [here.][10] [1]: http://www.some-web-page.com [2]: http://www.bradenton.com/mld/bradenton/news/local/9665366.htm [3]: http://www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=politicsNews&storyID=6236643 [4]: http://www.trivalleyherald.com/Stories/0,1413,86~10671~2402598,00.html [5]: http://www.ljworld.com/section/stateregional/story/181498 [6]: http://www.ljworld.com/section/stateregional/story/181497 [7]: http://www.kansan.com/getstory.aspx?id=a4a6deb9-ee85-4d9c-aa2c-5eabdefe713b [8]: http://www.saljournal.com/content/2-0-/module/displaystory/story_id/3143/format/html/displaystory.html [9]: http://www.kansas.com/mld/kansas/news/state/9666722.htm [10]: http://ljworld.com/extra/where_to_write.html#fed

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