Saturday, June 22, 2024


 .. or just a tempest in a teapot.

Louisiana, in a move straight out of the 1800s, passed a law demanding that every public classroom, Kindergarten through College, post a copy of the Ten Commandments in class. This has been judged as illegal (Separation of Church and State) for at least six decades. The court has knocked it down every time it has been raised. 

But Louisiana not only passed this, but they dared anyone to sue them, with the Governor saying he could not wait to be sued. This is easy to say when your state's budget is used to defend it, not your money. 

And I want to freak out. But why. Forget for the moment that it is illegal. Forget this is a stupid thing for Louisiana to spend money on - much of that money comes from the rest of the country due to their constant flooding and hurricane disasters. Forget that this gives Evangelical conservatives a chubby.

But, really, why should I care. I mean, they are stupid and there are already a shitload of idiotic things that Louisiana does that I don't care about.

But really, apart from the asinine shittynes of it, who cares? Let's look at it this way, can you remember 1 poster from your elementary school years.

D.A.R.E. is the only poster from school most of us remember (some of you are too old to remember these pieces of Nancy Reagan's mind swimming on paper). They went up, went into almost any school and no one paid attention. They were memorial as a poster, but who can still say what D.A.R.E. stands for?

So, who cares? Not me so much. I find the outlawing of teaching about slavery, the history of Native Americans, women's suffrage, and a mention of gay rights much worse.

1 comment:

  1. And in every fricking classroom! The Republican candidate for President has broken many of them: adultery, lying, setting himself up as an idol, and false witness. Come ON!


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