Thursday, July 12, 2012
You Can't Teach old Hucksters ...
By all means go look at it. Among the things that it does is review some of the state Republican Party platforms. Try not to let your head explode.
But this one deserves notice:
The 2011 platform of the Republican Party of Oklahoma states in its section on education:Hello ... HELLO!!!4. We believe that the scientific evidence supporting Intelligent Design and biblical creation should be included in Oklahoma public schools curricula. And where any evolution theory is taught, both should receive equal funding, class time, and material.
Not just "balanced" treatment? But equal treatment?!?!
Umm: Edwards v. Aguillard.
But, hey! It doesn't cost the Republican establishment anything to promise the impossible to the rubes or even to let the rubes write clearly unconstitutional planks into the platform ... as long as the rubes keep contributing and voting against their own interests.
Hucksters will always triumph over the rubes.
I suppose they might decide that's not what they wanted.
Nope! The Republithugs were quite specific that it has to be biblical creation. We don't need no steenkin Nativive American myths in science class!
Oh, heck ... go look at AiG and the Disco 'Tute sites. While there is no substance there, there are plenty of empty words to take up the time of children who aren't being educated.