Slow Learners in Alabama

February 15, 2005 at 5:55pm By: Mr. Wilson Posted in 625 Elm Street

A new bill in Alabama would require the Ten Commandments to be posted in every classroom, and every school day would begin with teachers and students reciting the Pledge of Allegiance. In case you’re thinking to yourself “But Mr. Wilson, maybe the bill’s intentions are innocent, not based on inserting religious influences into the public schools,” I present to you:

Byrne, a former member of the State Board of Education, said he became interested in the issue because of the federal court ruling in California over using “under God” in the pledge.

::sigh:: Clearly Alabama’s educators are doing a crappy job. If they were providing their students with a quality education, state politicians wouldn’t be stupid enough to think the courts will let them get away with this, and the voters wouldn’t be stupid enough to continuously put these morons in office.

Oh well, better there than here, I suppose.

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Mr. T February 16, 2005 at 5:11am

I believe the mandatory recital is illegal and the proposed display is probably illegal, although the latter depends on the Supremes’ ruling this year.

I agree. If the best law these legislators can come up with is something like this, then the people of Alabama should be electing other representatives. Guess these legislators are trying to get some Roy Moore type of popularity.

These politicians shouldn’t cheapen the Ten Commandments by making it a political issue to get votes. The power of a faith’s message is that people choose to believe in it voluntarily, not because of government indoctrination. The Ten Commandments shouldn’t need government and tax payer support.

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