Saturday, March 13, 2010

Texas Conservatives

Win Vote on Textbook Standards -

“I reject the notion by the left of a constitutional separation of church and state,” said David Bradley,"

This alone is a good enough reason to abolish States. When idiots can wield this much power and it affects states other than their's simply criminal. (I wonder where he received his education?)

By the way,'s not a 'notion by the left', it's a fact by the majority, including the Supreme Court.


  1. Conservatives have dominated Texas textbook standards for years. When I was a kid, it was right-wing couple named Gabler who were the chief perpetrators.

    In the article, the guy you quote goes on to say that he defies anyone to show him where the Constitution specifically calls for a separation of church and state.

    Well, it doesn't. But in a letter to John Adams, Jefferson wrote that that that was in fact the correct reading of the First Amendment (that letter is where the phrase about the wall between church and state comes from).

    220+ years of history and federal and Supreme Court decisions support Jefferson's interpretation, so it's not like the separation of church and state is a liberal plot to keep people from going to church. In fact, since the U.S. is the most religious country in the western world in terms church attendance, one could argue that the traditional interpretation of the First Amendment has sent people to church.

    Hmm. I think I just wrote my blog entry for tommorrow!

  2. Our teachers have to show the students that textbooks do not have all the facts. Facts have to be searched for and verified. Teachers could get an old textbook from the 1950's or 1960's and compare history to what is currently taught. They will be different and neither will be the truth. That could be the best lesson of all....that textbooks do not state facts.

  3. Very true, textbooks are simply books with an opinion in them. But why am I worried about these textbooks? No school district can afford them anyway and will continue using the 1990 texts...we can worry about these Texas books in 2030.