Friday, August 21, 2009

Still Waiting on Texas To Make Good On Their Secession Threat

Think Progress: The Texas State Board of Education review committee is preparing to vote on a draft of proposed standards for history textbooks. Noting that the draft has “nothing about liberals,” the Houston Chronicle reported:
The first draft for proposed standards in United States History Studies Since Reconstruction says students should be expected “to identify significant conservative advocacy organizations and individuals, such as Newt Gingrich, Phyllis Schlafly and the Moral Majority.” [...] Others have proposed adding talk show host Rush Limbaugh and the National Rifle Association.
The 15-member committee, stacked with 10 Republicans, is expected to vote along party lines. Earlier this year, a panel of right-wing “experts” produced a report urging the committee to remove biographies of George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, and Stephen F. Austin, César Chávez, and instead add history about the “motivational role the Bible and the Christian faith played in the settling of the original colonies.”

How about it, Texas? C'mon, Rick Perry! We know you can do it. Some of us would support you 100% in your effort to secede. Whaddaya say?


NowhereMan said...

Don't forget FDR&MLKing!The only fault Lincoln had was that as soon as the war was over,he should've ordered or pass a law stating that "now that we are one country again,I am ordering all confederate flags be burned&that anybody caught raising or possessing such a flag will be jailed for treason and given a minimum 20 year sentence".That would've minimized a lot of the nonsense we've seen in the country today since the end of the civil war.Good riddance Texas.

Fraulein said...

What is the point at which these people are too far gone to be reasoned with? They've entrenched their profoundly ignorant worldview right in their school curriculum -- how do you fight this level of willful stupidity??