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White House Petition To Ban Teaching Of Intelligent Design Gets 23,000 Signatures In One Day

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It’s been said that stupidity isn’t born, but bred. I wholeheartedly agree with that sentiment; but I would take it even further in order to explain advanced stupidity. Because unlike regular, run of the mill dumb, you have some people that act so ferociously upon their stupidity that they advance to a new level, and so must be reclassified. It’s typical of these people to behave aggressively because they are under the impression that they are brilliant; that they have been put upon this earth in order to save it. But in reality, they are vacuous, and void of any serious intellect. They are like a Macy’s parade balloon: giant, but empty.
You may be wondering: why the long intro? Did he need to go on and on about stupid people, just to say that they are stupid? The answer is yes. The people about whom I am writing this article are so stupid, that they needed a paragraph and a half to define them.
The White House, in their ambition to be the most transparent and interactive administration—try not to laugh—has created an online petition system. People can create petitions, and once they have reached 100,000 signatures, they are to be considered by the President.
A new petition was filed recently that garnered approximately 23,000 signatures in its first day. It is a petition to ban the teaching of creationism or intelligent design in schools. The following is the petition in full:
Since Darwin’s groundbreaking theory of Evolution by Natural Selection, scientists all around the world have found monumental amounts of evidence in favor of the theory, now treated as scientific fact by 99.9% of all scientists. However, even after 150 years after the establishment of evolution, some schools across the US are “teaching the controversy,” including Creationism and Intelligent Design. Both of these so-called “theories” have no basis in scientific fact, and have absolutely zero evidence pointing towards these conjectures. These types of loopholes in our education are partially to blame for our dangerously low student performances in math and science. Therefore, we petition the Obama Adminstration to ban the teachings of these conjectures that contradict Evolution.”
First, the misspelling of the word “administration” is their bad. Now, let’s dissect this sucker.
1. If the person who authored this petition (as well as those who signed it) understood that intelligent design is not taught in public schools—as far as I know—they wouldn’t need this petition in the first pace.
2. What they may be trying to do is to make a preemptive strike against any possible future scenario that would allow intelligent design to be taught in public schools. If that is the case, they apparently don’t see the decline of man that is happening right before their eyes. Christianity—though not necessary to intelligent design theory—is generally linked closely with intelligent design, because of its similarity to creationism. Though the theories certainly have commonalities—a creator, or higher entity of some kind—intelligent design, as a scientific theory, is understood to be separate from Christianity. That being said, many of those who would sign this petition see the two as inextricably linked. They fear ID being taught in schools. That, in itself, is insane, being that Christianity is a target filled with many arrows as it is. The chance of a future where ID is taught in schools is miniscule.
3. If not a preemptive strike protecting public schools, this is a strike on private and Christian schools. This is where their previously inert stupidity makes my stomach tighten a bit. We live in a free nation–supposedly. We live in a country where many faiths can be practiced without fear of government reprisal. Private and Christian schools are not government funded, and are therefore not under the purview of the government. So far as I know legally, there can be no law restricting what is taught in a school that is not federally funded. This petition vaguely demands a federal law banning the teaching of intelligent design. That’s it. It does not specify public schools. If the Obama administration–which is the most secular administration to date–ever entertained the ideas in this petition, we would truly find ourselves under tyranny. They cannot ban private schools from teaching ID; but I’m sure they want to.
4. Now we can move on to the mammoth stupidity. The writer of the petition argues that loopholes like teaching intelligent design (what loopholes?) are part of the cause of our country’s poor math and science performance. Sure, that’s the reason. Not the crumbling public school system. It’s not as if homeschooled children regularly, and greatly outperform their public school counterparts in standardized tests, and college admittance; it’s that children are being made dumber by intelligent design.
5. The writer mentions that evolution is accepted by 99.9% of scientists. I have several things to say regarding that. The fact that most of the scientific community accepts evolution is not a good thing. It is because the majority accepts evolution (a theory with numerous holes) that they have left the realm of science, and entered the realm of absolutism. Science is supposed to entertain multiple theories, and sift through evidence; not dictate that one theory is absolute. Also, one should not believe that something is absolute when it has more holes in it than a slice of Swiss cheese. The theory of evolution is still called a theory. It is not a fact. It is not even a good theory. In addition, the fact that a majority (may I mention a shrinking majority) believes something to be true, doesn’t mean that it is true. It was Marcus Aurelius that said: “The object of life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane.”
6. Finally, the petition argues that intelligent design has no evidence. I could go on and on with the mountains of evidence that stand in favor of intelligent design, but this article is already running long, and you have hands to Google. All I will say is that the argument made that ID has no evidence is patently absurd; and quite dangerous.
It is with great sadness that I look at this petition. The fact that in a single day, 23,000 people signed in agreement makes me cringe. This petition will likely go nowhere, but that’s not the point. The point is that there are many people who share the beliefs of which the author of this petition espouses—as evidenced by the signatures. This number is also on the rise. We are close to a point at which the scales will tip in favor of legislation such as what is being requested by this doofus.
Not only are these people fools; but aggressive fools at that. The combination of advanced stupidity, absolutism, and aggression is an extraordinarily dangerous cocktail. I hope the tides will turn, but I fear, and strongly believe that they will not. We are living in a dying world.

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Teacher Orders Student to Take Down Trump Flag in His Home During Online Class

A leftist New Jersey teacher ordered a student to take down the Trump 2020 flag hanging in his bedroom during an online class session.

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A leftist New Jersey high school teacher ordered a student to take down the Trump 2020 flag hanging on his bedroom wall during a recent online class session, a report says.

Toms River High School North junior Anthony Ribeiro told the media that his aunt gave him the flag this month as a birthday present. The 17-year-old student said that he then tacked the flag to his bedroom wall, according to JerseyShoreOnline.com.

In fact, the flag had been there for at least six previous online school sessions before the teacher attacked him for the banner during an October 8 class.

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“I was the first in because I make sure I am on time, but he looked up at the screen, didn’t say anything, and as people came in, he took attendance, and then said, ‘Anthony take the flag down right now,'” Ribeiro said. “My mic was muted because that is one of the requirements for meets this year and shook my head no, and he said [his] room wasn’t a place for politics and that was not acceptable and ‘if you aren’t going to take it down, you will have to get out of this class.'”

The teen slammed the teacher because he had been droning on about his personal left-wing politics during most of the online sessions.

“The school set up a system with a period of 15 minutes between every other class where you would talk about mental health and talk about what was going on in the world, and [the teacher] decided to talk about global warming for most of the days, and he would bring politics into it,” the teen said. “In learning, you need to have politics in social studies or history, but teachers have to be down the middle when it comes to being a Democrat or Republican.”

Ribeiro also said that the teacher attacked Republicans, saying, “said Republicans don’t believe in climate change or global warming, and Joe Biden and the Democrats are the people that will put light on what the science is to global warming. In one of his class periods [the teacher] said ‘that is why they have my vote this year in the election and hopefully in the future they will have yours.’ He said Republicans deny global warming is even a thing, which made it political.”

The teen added that he had some of his school friends tell him that he should be allowed to put whatever flag he wants in his own room.

Tara Jost, Ribeiro’s mother, also slammed the teacher. “This is in my own house,” she said.

“I said, ‘How dare he tell my son to leave his classroom because of something I have in my home?’ He’s a science teacher number one; number two, we’re Americans, and we all have the right in what we believe in, and he was talking politics the first week of class, which he has no right to do in telling them who to vote for,” the boy’s mother said.

The school has refused to make a public comment about the incident.

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Maryland School Board Member Who Wished for Trump’s Death Resigns

A Hagerstown, Maryland, school board member who was caught wishing for Trump’s death is now resigning from her position.

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A Hagerstown, Maryland, school board member who was caught wishing for Trump’s death is now resigning from her position.

The Washington County Board of Education, in Hagerstown which is situated just northwest of Washington D.C., erupted in controversy over the weekend when board member Jacqueline Fischer said that she hoped that President Donald Trump would die of the coronavirus.

In the post that caused the most consternation, Fischer wrote, “Of course Trump wouldn’t wear a mask and kept posing [with] people. He is an … [expletive] who does not give a fig about anyone but himself. He could care less how many Americans die from this virus even if he is the one who expose them. I hope he dies from it. That would take care of a lot of America’s problems.,” WFMD- AM reported.

Fischer added several other social media posts including:

“Since he has tested positive for VOVID19 [sic], maybe the country will get lucky and he will die. Wouldn’t that be an act of karma!”

And…

“Trump keeps down playing [sic] the virus, either by ignoring it or by lying about it. Now that he and Melania have tested positive for the virus, maybe he will change his tune. But I doubt it. Only if he dies of COVID19 [sic] will there be a change of attitude in the White House!”

Fischer tried to explain her posts away as mere pique.

“I said it in a heated moment after that terrible debate thing that happened the other night,” she told the Herald-Mail Media. “That’s what set me off.”

Regardless, several members of the board insisted that she went too far and should resign.

Now, it appears she is doing just that. According to a statement issued by the board:

The Washington County Board of Education (WCBOE) will formally accept the resignation of Board member Jacqueline Fischer at the Board of Education’s public business meeting on Tuesday, October 6, 2020, at 6:00 p.m.

Members of the Board of Education will meet in person at the Center for Education Services, which remains closed to visitors as a precaution during the COVID-19 pandemic. The meeting will be available to the public at on the Washington County Public Schools website at: http://wcpsmd.com/school-board/board-meetings and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/wcpsmd.

Mrs. Fischer’s resignation comes after posting comments regarding the President of the United States on her personal social media account. The comments do not reflect the views, positions, or opinions of the WCPS or the WCBOE.

Members of the Board of Education will issue a public statement at the business meeting on October 6, 2020.

She’ll be no loss to the school system, that’s for sure.

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Teacher Threatens Boy to Remove Trump Flag from Bedroom Wall During Online Class

A leftist Virginia high school teacher was enraged when she saw a Trump 2020 flag hanging on a student’s bedroom wall during an e-learning session.

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A leftist Virginia high school teacher was enraged when she saw a Trump 2020 flag hanging on a student’s bedroom wall during an e-learning session online and demanded he remove it or be kicked out of her online class.

A 16-year-old student was attending the online class for Colusa High School in his bedroom where he has a campaign flag for Donald Trump’s reelection campaign hanging on the wall. But once his teacher saw the flag, she demanded that he remove it or be removed from the class. The boy refused, according to CBS13.

The teen’s mother, Tiffany (the rest of the names are not being reported to protect the teenager) said that her son told her his teacher scolded him during the e-learning session.

“You can sit up, remove the flag, or reposition your camera within the next 15 seconds or I’m kicking you out of class,” the teacher reportedly said.

The woman then began counting. Tiffany said her son didn’t wait for the teacher to stop counting and he turned off the computer on his own.

The boy’s mother explained that he has had the flag on his wall for months.

Still, the mother says she doesn’t blame the teacher because this is all so new to everyone.

Tiffany notes that the school dress codes do not prohibit political messages on clothing, and there is no guidance at all for what should be going on during the virtual classrooms. She blames the school board for its lack of leadership.

The teacher has since apologized for her demands that the boy remove the flag from his own bedroom wall.

Regardless, no teacher has any right to tell anyone what they should have in their own homes.

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High School Students Suspended for Daring to Wave Pro-Police Flag Get Scholarships

The two Ohio high school football players where were suspended for daring to wave a set of pro-police flags have won themselves college scholarships.

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The two Ohio high school football players where were suspended for daring to wave a set of pro-police flags have won themselves college scholarships.

Two weeks ago, Jarad Bentley and Brady Wilson of Little Miami High School were suspended for taking “Thin Blue Line” and a “Thin Red Line” flags onto the football field as a tribute to first responders during the school’s Sept. 11 Remembrance Day.

To be sure, the boys asked permission ahead of time and were denied — but they did it anyway. And the school suspended them for defying the ban on the flags. Initially they were “suspended indefinitely” for taking the flags on the field.

“Little Miami is saddened to see this story take such a negative turn. While we understand these students’ desire (to) show their support of first responders, they did not obtain permission from district officials. Administrators must act when students break the rules,” the school said in a statement according to Fox 19.

“The Patriot Night program to memorialize the victims of 9/11 was already part of our pre-game ceremonies on Friday, and the American flag is the first thing through the tunnel every Friday night. Little Miami enjoys an outstanding relationship with local first police and fire agencies, and a Little Miami school resource officer is also a high school football coach,” the school continued.

“Little Miami always has – and always will – support our first responders, our veterans, and all who sacrifice to maintain our freedoms,” they wrote.

But after a petition was launched demanding that the school reverse its suspension, the school district relented and let the boys return to school.

Now the boys have earned a pair of full scholarships for their patriotism.

“A local group called Holiday for Heroes is awarding scholarships to the two Little Miami teens who were briefly suspended from the high school football team for carrying two flags onto the field when the district said they were told not to,” WKRC reported.

“Brady and Jarad are true PATRIOTS, they did something last Friday that showed they are far beyond their years. These men stood up for a cause they believe in. As they took the field with flags in hand it reminded us how we felt 19 years ago, heartbroken yet strong and united,” the group said in a press release.

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House Republicans Introduce Bill To Defund Schools Teaching Fake 1619 Project Agenda

With the steady advance of the anti-American 1619 Project though our schools, House of Republicans have introduced a bill to defund schools that teach it.

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With the steady advance of the anti-American 1619 Project though our schools, the Republicans in the House of Representatives have introduced a bill to defund schools that teach the fake, left-wing agenda instead of real history.

Colorado Rep. Ken Buck and Georgia Rep. Rick Allen filed the bill on Friday to serve as companion legislation introduced in July in the U.S. Senate by Arkansas Republican Sen. Tom Cotton.

“The 1619 Project teaches children a historically inaccurate account of our nation’s history,” Buck said in a Thursday press release. “Federal funding should not go towards schools that teach flawed and inaccurate curriculum in classrooms. We should be able to acknowledge the stains on our nation’s history while still continuing to celebrate the good our country has done.”

Co-sponsor Rep. Allen, continued saying, “The 1619 Project’s goal is to indoctrinate the idea in our nation’s young people that America is an evil country – which is far from the truth. Though our history is not perfect, we have overcome our challenges to create a land of opportunity for all. If we want to fight injustice and work toward a more perfect union, we must learn from our past and teach our students to do better – not teach false history. This legislation will ensure federal education funding is going towards truthful and historically accurate curriculum.”

“The New York Times’ 1619 Project is a racially divisive, revisionist account of history that denies the noble principles of freedom and equality on which our nation was founded. Not a single cent of federal funding should go to indoctrinate young Americans with this left-wing garbage,” Sen. Cotton said.

Rep. Buck’s statement added:

More than 4,500 school districts across the country have begun teaching history curricula based on the New York Times’ flawed and historically inaccurate 1619 Project. This progressive project elevates revisionist history despite multiple prominent historians pointing out numerous factual inaccuracies contained in the 1619 Project’s curriculum.

The federal government has a strong and clear interest to ensure federal education dollars are used to provide our children with an accurate accounting of our nation’s history, not to promote inaccurate curricula like the New York Times’ 1619 Project.

Watch this great video debunking the 1619 Project made by the Capital Research Center:

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Delicious: After Admitting Its ‘Racism’ Feds Say Princeton Can Lose Federal Funding for Violating Civil Rights Act

This is fantastic: Last week Princeton University “admitted” that it is steeped in “racism.” Now the Depart. of Education says that the school could lose its funding

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Oh, this is fantastic: Last week Princeton University “admitted” that it is steeped in “racism.” Now the Depart. of Education says that the school could lose its funding for violating the 1964 Civil Rights Act.

On Sept. 2, President Christopher Eisgruber published an open letter claiming that “racism and the damage it does to people of color persist at Princeton” and that “racist assumptions” are “embedded in structures of the University itself.”

But now, the Dept. of Education says that if Princeton is admitting that it is rife with racism, then it has violated the law and should lose all its federal support.

Now, that right there is some just desserts for the stupidity of leftist virtue signaling.

The Washington Examiner has the exclusive:

Now, the Education Department has sent a formal records request as it pursues its investigation. Its main point of contention is whether Princeton has lied to the public with its marketing and to the department in its promise not to uphold racist standards, in accordance with receiving federal funds.

“Based on its admitted racism, the U.S. Department of Education (“Department”) is concerned Princeton’s nondiscrimination and equal opportunity assurances in its Program Participation Agreements from at least 2013 to the present may have been false,” the letter reads. “The Department is further concerned Princeton perhaps knew, or should have known, these assurances were false at the time they were made. Finally, the Department is further concerned Princeton’s many nondiscrimination and equal opportunity claims to students, parents, and consumers in the market for education certificates may have been false, misleading, and actionable substantial misrepresentations in violation of 20 U.S.C. § 1094(c)(3)(B) and 34 CFR 668.71(c). Therefore, the Department’s Office of Postsecondary Education, in consultation with the Department’s Office of the General Counsel, is opening this investigation.”

The DOE wants to see the evidence upon which Princeton based its claim of endemic racism. And it if is real, then the school is in quite a bit of trouble with the feds.

Of course, we all know that there is no such evidence. And what will end up happening is that Princeton will be outed for perpetrating foolish wokeism instead of engaging in factual determinations.

The school will end up with egg on its face no matter what it does with this one.

Fools.

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Washington and Lee University Defends Class Teaching How to Perform Marxist Overthrow of the U.S.A.

Washington and Lee University is defending its class teaching students how to perform a Marxist overthrow of the United States.

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Washington and Lee University is defending its class teaching students how to perform a Marxist overthrow of the United States.

The university has been sponsoring its course, “How to Overthrow the Government,” but now the class is raising hackles.

In the course, students learn how to write communist manifestos, how to organize a resistance, and how to rise up to destroy the state.

The description of the class says: “This course places each student at the head of a popular revolutionary movement aiming to overthrow a sitting government and forge a better society.”

“How will you attain power? How will you communicate with the masses? How do you plan on improving the lives of the people? How will you deal with the past? From Frantz Fanon to Che Guevara to Mohandas Gandhi and others, we explore examples of revolutionary thought and action from across the Global South,” the course description adds.

The university defended the course saying the class is only a creative writing course meant to help students expand their writing capabilities.

But former House Speaker Newt Gingrich excoriated the school for the anti-American course.

“Washington and Lee University’s course on “how to overthrow the state” is one further sign of the insanity taking over higher education. The alumni should rise up and show how to overthrow a crazy college administration,” Gingrich said.

In another tweet, Gingrich said, “The progressive left’s influence over academia is real. According to the university’s website, a course at Washington and Lee University for the fall semester focuses on encouraging students to “overthrow a sitting government.”

Washington and Lee president Will Dudley attacked those complaining about the course saying the complaints “distorted, sensationalized, and turned into political fodder on blogs, television, and social media.”

“What better way to teach the power of writing — the idea that the pen is mightier than the sword — than to ask students to read and evaluate historical texts that aspired to move their original audiences to revolution?” the anti-American ignoramus insisted.

THIS is what our colleges are teaching our students.

THIS is what you parents are spending tens of thousands on.

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