Are we NUTS? HERE is the link.
Get THIS....."But, as usual in votes before the conservative-led board, the wide-reaching guidelines are full of potential ideological flashpoints." Why is it that it's only Conservatives that the Associated Press find "ideological"? I'm starting to wonder if IDEOLOGICAL hasn't come to mean FULL OF VALUE, TRUE, WORTH CONSIDERATION.
More from the article: "Early quibbles over how much prominence to give civil rights leaders such as , and the inclusion of Christmas seem to have been smoothed over in the draft now being considered. Board Chairman Gail Lowe said Wednesday that Christmas and activist will not be removed from the standards."
Why should either be removed from the 'standards'? CHRISTMAS? Cesar Chavez? Picture this: Someone suggests not including RAMADAN in textbooks! IMAGINE THE OUTCRY!? :-)
Then, there's THIS: "An education without some understanding of the profound role of religion in our nation's history and its contributions to our nation's success is an incomplete education and our courts have often said as much," said Derek Davis, director of the Center for Religious Liberty at the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor."What violates the Constitution is presenting material that either prefers Christianity over other faiths or depicts the United States as a Christian nation in some legal or constitutional sense. Doing so would infringe on the religious liberties of students across Texas, said Davis, who is also dean of the College of Humanities at the school." Have we gone THIS FAR in our country that mentioning CHRISTMAS or teaching our kids how pivotal Christianity was to our founding fathers is "infringing on their religious liberties?" This, when California kids spend 3 days studying Islam, fasting, praying on rugs, and Christianity's covered for 1 day?
Here's the exact quote on the Columbus v Mary Kay Cosmetics situation..."He'll also ask the board to reconsider mentioning makeup entrepreneur Mary Kay Ash, of Addison, Texas, more often than Christopher Columbus in the curriculum standard. At present Ash is mentioned twice; Columbus once."
I wonder if the leftists will try to get Mary Kay out ALTOGETHER since she's the perfect example of their dreaded CAPITALISM? I don't know why the left would have a problem with using the name COLUMBUS, they can always include their opinion that he did nothing but rape and pillage, right?
I rest my case. We are nuts. Z