Texas School Board Trampling Rights of Students

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My fellow Texans and friends in other states in this country, there is a severe threat to our children, and possibly our children’s children afoot in our school board.  A woman named Cynthia Dunbar, a lawyer and author, has passed ratifications to our school curriculums. She believes that American separation of church and state is a myth, one cooked up by liberals to justify their evil schemes. Moving on. These ratifications include, but are not limited to (As reported by the UK guardian):

Sidelining Thomas Jefferson, {Third president of the United States, principal author of the declaration of independence, and, ironically, a proponent of republicanism}, who favored separation of church and state, while introducing a new focus on the "significant contributions" of pro-slavery Confederate leaders during the civil war.

The new curriculum asserts that "the right to keep and bear arms" is an important element of a democratic society. Study of Sir Isaac Newton {advancer of the scientific revolution, responsible for removing doubts about heliocentric as well as the creation of the theory of gravitation, publishing the book, Philosophiæ Naturalis Principia Mathematica, AKA the principa, one of the most influential books in the history of science, built the first practical reflecting telescope, developed a theory of color, formed an empirical law of cooling, and studied the speed of sound, as well as writing many different theological works} is dropped in favor of examining scientific advances through military technology.

A suggestion that the anti-communist witch-hunt by Senator Joseph McCarthy in the 1950s may have been justified. {I really should not have to say anything about this. But you know what? Here it is. McCarthyism was a system where many THOUSANDS of American citizens were accused, dragged before tribunals, investigations, and councils to be aggressively questioned and interrogated. It resulted in the Hollywood blacklist, which pushed down American artistry for quite a period of time, leading to the deaths of many film makers’ careers. People were thrown in prison, had their houses taken away, and generally treated like scat.}

The education board has dropped references to the slave trade in favor of calling it the more innocuous "Atlantic triangular trade", and recasts the Israeli-Palestinian conflict as driven by Islamic fundamentalism. {I’m not even going to say it. This is just… wow. and believe me, it gets a billion times worse farther down. trust me. also, Israel is not exactly pretty in pink over there.}

In the words of Mavis Knight, “There is a battle for the soul of education, they’re trying to indoctrinate with American exceptionalism, the Christian founding of this country, the free enterprise system. There are strands where the free enterprise system fits appropriately but they have stretched the concept of the free enterprise system back to medieval times. The president of the Texas historical association could not find any documentation to support the stretching of the free enterprise system to ancient times but it made no difference." I kind of expect A STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION to care about evidence, but apparently I am depressingly mistaken.

One of these amendments requires that students be taught that economic prosperity requires "minimal government intrusion and taxation". I Don't know economics, i'm sorry.

Another insanely terrifying change is the religious underpinnings of these changes, including the role the Judeo/Christian Ten Commandments played in political and legal ideas of the nation. Ms. Dunbar believes that these teachings are important to overturning the supposed myth of separation of church and state. “There's been this amorphous changing of how we look at religion and how we define religion within American history. One concern I have is that the viewpoint of the founding fathers is very clear. They were not against the promotion of religion. I think it is important to present a historically accurate viewpoint to students," in her own words. You see everyone, the constitution has the itty bitty little pair of clauses. The no establishment of clause and the free exercise clause are paired together to annihilate this woman’s venomous drivel. As quoted, “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof” there they are, in black and white.

And yet, this “woman” writes "The only accurate method of ascertaining the intent of the founding fathers at the time of our government's inception comes from a biblical worldview, we as a nation were intended by God to be a light set on a hill to serve as a beacon of hope and Christian charity to a lost and dying world." That paragraph feels like it is eating my brain faster than Ebola on a Congoan. That is COMPLETELY not how America was founded, not how we are as a nation and not how the founding fathers intended us to be.

I’m most ashamed at this last one. It saddens me. It makes me sick to live in the same zip code as these people. One of the curriculum amendments describes the civil rights movement as creating "unrealistic expectations of equal outcomes" among minorities. As another one even seeks to place Martin Luther King and the violent Black Panther movement as opposite sides of the same coin. The racist bible thumping crazy folks are also almost equating George Wallace (the segregationist governor of Alabama in the mid-1960s) with the civil rights movement and the things Martin Luther King Jr. was trying to accomplish, as if that creature (Wallace) was standing up for white civil rights.

Well, there you go. That’s how a 16 year old with a massive vocabulary and a magnificent, overpowering hatred of lies sees this. I am sickened and enraged by this, this… hate. This ignorance. This awe inspiring storm of putrid, vile propaganda these beasts want to feed our children. It makes me sad. Sad these people exist, and are in power. Sad that they know so little about or great country. And sad, that they may have already won. Because you see, ladies and gentlemen, Texas buys alot of text books. text book companies want to make Texas happy. This may lead to them changing how they print ALL of their text books. that is a very, VERY bad thing. unless you are a dominionist. if so, good show.