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Texas to Thomas Jefferson: Fuck You

March 11, 2010

The right wing members of the Texas State Board of Education are going to save a lot of money on colonoscopies; their heads are jammed so far up their fucking asses that any nascent polyp is likely to poke their beady little eyes. 

They have removed “Thomas Jefferson” and “the Enlightenment” from world history standards.  Seriously.

The right-wing members of the Texas School Board have made no secret of the fact that their mission in drafting the new social studies curriculum standards for state public school has been to highlight the supposedly Christian foundation of our nation and the deeply Christian views of the Founding Fathers.

Apparently, the views and writing of the man who drafted the Declaration of Independence do not adequately serve that purpose, which is why both Thomas Jefferson and the Enlightment have now been dropped, as the Texas Freedom Network, which is liveblogging the debate, reports[.]

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  1. JoJo permalink
    March 12, 2010 1:08 am

    I enjoyed the following letter to the editor in response to the new york times magazine story on the texastbook jerk story.

    For the answer to the question “How Christian were the founding fathers?” one can turn either to Christian activists or to the founders themselves. James Madison, the primary author of the Constitution, spoke of “almost 15 centuries” during which Christianity had been on trial: “What have been its fruits? More or less in all places, pride and indolence in the clergy, ignorance and servility in the laity, in both, superstition, bigotry and persecution.” The Constitution has no mention of Christianity, and the presidential oath of office mandated by the Constitution has no mention of God. Thomas Jefferson compared the story of the virgin birth of Jesus to a Roman fable and prohibited the teaching of religion to undergraduates at the University of Virginia. Finally, in 1797, the Senate unanimously ratified the Treaty of Tripoli, which contained the words “As the government of the United States of America . . . is not, in any sense, founded on the Christian religion.” The founders werethere at the time. The Christian activists were not.
    Long Beach, N.Y.


    thanks, KENNETH.

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