Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Time to Examine Our Priorities

Aside from guiding us into an unnecessary war on false pretenses, attempting to dismantle our public education system, giving huge tax breaks to bazillionaires during wartime, torturing prisoners, and mounting taxpayer-funded propaganda campaigns, there are those who say the GOP is doing a great job running the country.

Except maybe for having the oil companies write energy policies. Of course, then there's the stem-cell veto, and the secondary war on facts, including those that have been scientifically proven long ago.

Though the Scopes trial was over 80 years ago, evolution is still a hot issue in Kansas. It appears that evolution-backers are poised to challenge the folks who believe the world is 6,000 years old, and that dinosaurs and people were once neighbors. Let's hope they prevail.

Other topics they differ on include sex-education. I've read right-wing pieces claiming that condom use does not protect people against STDs like AIDS. This country is backward enough as it is. It's time we accept science, though, no matter how much we my have dreaded it in high school.
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