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We's Low in EdeeCational Funding in Texas But At Least We Dun Git No National Standerds- Rick Perry

16 January 2010 at 8:17:57 AM

Who needs national standards, which are tied to funding, of course, when we can have nutjob Don McLeroy pushing THIS?

McLeroy was successful with another of his noteworthy amendments: to include documents that supported Cold War-era Sen. Joseph McCarthy and his contention that the U.S. government was infiltrated with Communists in the 1950s.

Yeah. McCarthy. That was part one of the most shameful parts of our history, the timeframe that also pushed "Under God" into the pledge of allegiance and "In God We Trust" onto money. No idea what documents McLeroy, who is pretty far out there, wants to get into the school curriculum, but here\'s what the NY Times in 2003 said about that time frame.

.....historians who have reviewed the documents say they do not support McCarthy’s theories that, in the 1950s, Communist spies were operating at the highest levels of government.

Instead, the papers, which chronicle 161 private sessions during 1953 and 1954, when the infamous lawmaker was chairman of the subcommittee, reveal how he used secret proceedings to weed out witnesses who could adequately defend themselves against his browbeating. Only those who looked weak or confused, or who cast suspicion on themselves by asserting their Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination, were later called to testify in public.

“What these transcripts show, above all, is someone who is desperately trying to push a conspiracy theory, using all the badgering bullying tactics in private that he was known for in public,” said David Oshinksy, a McCarthy biographer and professor of history at the University of Texas at Austin who has reviewed excerpts of the papers. “There is no smoking gun here, and there is really nothing that will do McCarthy or his advocates any good.”

Can you guess what mouth-breathing organization DOES accept McCarthy\'s ravings as fact? If you said World Net Daily, you would be correct, sir!

Makes you wonder if McLeroy would like to turn Texas students into Good Little Witch Hunters.



Because, as jobsanger says, politics is much more important than educating students.

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