Saturday, June 28, 2008

A crack of light

That title is a reference to my earlier post "A New Dark Age."

Louisiana's conservative led legislature and Hizzoner Gov' Bobby Jindal struck another blow for sanity and freedom of academic inquiry this week.


If you're not acquainted with Bobby J -- have a look/listen to him on the Tonight show with Leno).

back on topic...
From a WorldNetDaily article (link)
This week Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal signed into law the Louisiana Science Education Act, which allows school districts to permit teachers to present evidence, analysis and critique of evolution and other prevalent scientific theories in public school classrooms...

First Heller was affirmed. Now this.

Predictably the arch enemy of sanity and religious liberty, the ACLU, chimed in with thinly veiled threats of litigation,
Marjorie Esman, state director of Lousiana's ACLU told the New Orleans Times-Picayune, "To the extent that this might invite religion in the public school classroom, we will do everything we can do to keep religion out."

Correctly stating the real issue:
John West, a senior fellow of the Discovery Institute, however, said opponents of the bill are misunderstanding it. Rather than being about infusing intelligent design or creationism into the classroom, he contends, the bill is about giving teachers the freedom to talk about the debates that already exist in science, even among evolutionists themselves.

Still and all, liberty in America hasn't had this good a week in quite some time.

... and with the 4th of July just around the corner.

Now if we could only get Congress to allow us to "Drill Here. Drill Now. Pay Less."

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