Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Stupid politician tricks.

A few weeks ago, I posted about the mess in Kern County (where I live) about putting "In God We Trust" in every classroom.

Well, last night, this is what one of the school board members had to say:
“God grants (citizens) rights, and we grant power back to the government on
loan from the people,” Vegas said. “What is frightening to me is when we
remove that educationally, people don’t understand that anymore. They
actually start to think that the Bill of Rights is the reason they have
rights."

Yes. That would be a terrible thing for students to actually understand the civics behind the real reason for their freedoms as opposed to the bullshit you're trying to reinvent.

Aye' carumba'!

I, personally, support what these people want to do:

One woman, Jessica Korcok, said she and her husband will submit an alternative
policy on Nov. 5. It would, among other things, propose the board limit the
display of federal documents to those published prior to 1800. “In God We Trust”
became the national motto in the 1950s.

Amen, Jessica! ;) Chad Vegas is a tool of epic proportions.

7 comments:

steelcobra said...

Wow. Apparently, this guy thinks we still work on the divine mandate system of government. If these are the people we elect to run the school systems, it's no wonder there are so many problems coming up.

Or it's just that the entire system is inherently flawed in its construction...

Nicholas said...

It utterly beggars belief. One hears the figure of speech "a God-given right" but it's incredible that anyone actually believes that there are such things.

nomnomnom said...

That is pretty funny nom nom nom. At least it can be said the author didn't complain because the Simpsons were rescheduled due to disaster coverage but I bet it was a concern..nom nom nom.

Joe said...

I don't think too many people outside of California really understand how right wing the Central Valley is. And, Kern County is in the heart of it. I feel for you PM.

ShadesOfGrey said...

And some idiot here in IN is trying to put "In God We Trust" license plates on every car (my kids find it most amusing to hear me scream every time I see one of those plates).

Perpetual Beginner said...

You too, shadesofgrey? I don't scream, per se, but why, oh why, must we turn every possible surface into a proclamation of God? Aren't those of us who are theists supposed to be seeing God at work in everything anyway? Plus, doing that doesn't annoy the crap out of our neighbors. Bonus!

ShadesOfGrey said...

Fellow IN resident, Perpetual Beginner? :)

Did you read about the Christians demanding "equal time" because the Dalai Lama's in town? Uh, every day is "equal time" for Christians in Indiana. Talk about jealous siblings.