Members of the Texas Board of Education just proved what a bunch of dumb rednecks they are by removing founding father Thomas Jefferson from the Texas curriculum. The man who coined the term "separation of church and state" and encouraged dissent irked these God-fearing cretins and was purged, Soviet-style, from history. In Texas, ignorance is safe.
As the second largest textbook market, the decision will have a tremendous impact on book publishers. Referring to this decision, the Washington Monthly says, "What happens in Texas rarely stays in Texas."
"Now where is that Jefferson feller?"
With all due respect, most Texans are too dumb to pour piss out of their own boots. With the exception of barbecue and a fascinating Mexican American culture they had nothing to do with, most white Christian Texans only know football and oil, and maybe Jesus--not the Jewish one, but a blond Aryan version who protects the gridiron. They don't know shit about politics and now they will know even less, as Jefferson gets the axe. As close-minded idiots, they have reasons for despising Jefferson, who was a freethinker and revolutionary who encouraged dissent and ongoing revolution, and once removed all references to the divinity of Jesus from his personal bible, preferring Christ's humanitarian teachings over his miracles. No surprise that the Texans would run him out of town--just like they did that fancy-talking English faggot, Charles Darwin.
According to the New York Times, the Board insisted upon "stressing the superiority of American capitalism, questioning the Founding Fathers’ commitment to a purely secular government and presenting Republican political philosophies in a more positive light."
Texas school kids will go into school dumb and come out dumb, too, thanks to the Texas Board of Education.
Why not just burn the books? In this photograph from 1933, the Germans protect the Fatherland from dissenting opinions and radical thoughts by setting fire to books that didn't conform to Nazi ideology. They'd get along great with the Texas School Board.
For more information, read the New York Times story here, or a more detailed report in the TFN insider, a publication of the Texas Freedom Network, "a mainstream voice to counter the religious right" here.