... when our government frequently tries neuter science in the name of their own personal beliefs:
Our prime misiter is a bat shit crazy fundementalist Christian, a member of the Christian and Missionary Alliance. He has done a pretty good job keeping his craziness to himself. He did bring up Canada's legalization of gay marriage as an open vote in parliment. The law stood and that was it. He has set out little feelers to see if he can make abortion illegal. I think he realizes he would never get re-elected if he really tried.
If a subordinate asks you a pertinent question, look at him as if he had lost his senses. When he looks down, paraphrase the question back at him.