"""The Texas School Board is changing history one subject at a time, and they are changing which events to highlight and people to feature based on ultra conservative ideals. The school board chose people in history that reflect right-wing philosophy and Christian ideology over established facts and empirical data.
Texas is always out there in the nether-world where guns reign supreme, and God’s literal words in the Bible are the only rules they need, and is where Governor Perry speaks openly about secession while his supporters cheer the idea of breaking away from the United States. The governor’s actions border on sedition, and he is lucky he’s not in prison where traitors belong.
This new round of insanity, though, encourages intelligent people to reconsider whether it is a bad idea for Texas to secede from the Union, and, after further review, maybe it is time to help the Lone Star state out the door; and they can take their revisionist history with them.
For starters, the Texas board of education will replace founding father Thomas Jefferson, who wrote the Constitution, with John Calvin, who lived 200 years before Jefferson, and whose life’s work was Christianity and Capitalism. Calvin’s Christian Reformation credit is in stark contrast to Jefferson’s deist beliefs, and the Texans’ goal is to diminish the separation of church and state that is in the Constitution, and erase the Enlightenment’s influence on America.
Texas believes it is better to align American history with a Christian bigot from 16th century Europe, than a Founding Father who shaped this country. The Texas school board also refuses to teach students that the Constitution prevents the government from promoting one religion over another.
The school board wants students to study former Israeli leader, Golda Meir, and the origins of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict’s impact on global politics. Calvin was anti-Semitic and said; “I have had much conversation with many Jews: I have never seen either a drop of piety or a grain of truth or ingenuousness—nay, I have never found common sense in any Jew.” It will prove interesting how Texans reconcile Calvin with Meir, but since it is Texas, they will just rewrite more history."""""
The texan edu-crats can't quite teach Mein Kampf (at least yet), but they can make use of Calvinism for the same ends. BILLY BOB! You get up thar and finish yr Hitler homework, AND yr readin's of the Good Book!!!