Saturday, April 26, 2008

Yeah, Let's Ban Ethnic Studies and "Dissent"

State Sen. Russell Pearce, a Mesa Republican (what else?) is even more a moron than I thought. The Pearce-Kavanagh bill, HR 1108, would ban books and classes that "overtly encourage dissent," such as ethnic studies courses taught from a Marxist perspective, from AZ community colleges and universities.

Yep, I really think that the way to prepare next generations for leadership in a complex society is to ban all "dissent" and stifle all perspectives but that of Reader's Digest.

Pearce has nothing on me. I've long thought that the world in general would be a much better place if we all read just the King James version of the Bible, limited our creative appetites to the paintings of Norman Rockwell, and educated our children using Reader's Digest abridged versions of the classics of Western lit.

More later. Busy day. Meanwhile, drop your state legislators a line. Tell them to vote against anything Pearce proposes.