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Friday, May 06, 2022

t this point, it's clear that Texas Gov. Greg Abbott simply wants to rule over a state full of uneducated people. It's bad enough that his state passed a law that generally waters down Black history to the point where the teachings of Martin Luther King Jr. aren't even required. It's bad enough that Texas officials seek to ban books like they're exorcists banning demonic spirits from possessed bodies. (In this case, the demonic spirits are anything that leads to critical thinking and the bodies are all institutions of learning.) Now, it appears that Abbott is toying around with the possibility of eradicating public education in the Lone Star State.

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#1 | Posted by LegallyYourDead at 2022-05-06 08:12 PM | Reply

Race to the Bottom now featuring new, turbo-charged really, really bad ideas.

#2 | Posted by oldwhiskeysour at 2022-05-06 09:29 PM | Reply

The GOP is a Death Cult.

#3 | Posted by snoofy at 2022-05-06 09:31 PM | Reply

The more intelligent one becomes, the more they question the bullshht, hate and destruction spread by the GOP.

Republicans have been attacking public education for decades.

Now that they control the supremes court.

It's going to be easier for them to kill it.

#4 | Posted by ClownShack at 2022-05-06 09:37 PM | Reply

State rights.

#5 | Posted by fresno500 at 2022-05-07 12:00 AM | Reply

The new "principles" of the GOP.

Religious zealotry.

Ignorance.

Blind obedience.

Purposeful obtuseness.

Extreme gullibility.

I'm sure I'm missing some. Nothing related to patriotism, of course. That's looooooong gone.

#6 | Posted by jpw at 2022-05-07 12:15 AM | Reply

What a garbage hit piece. Of course, idiots like those posting #1-6 lap it up like the obedient dogs they are

#7 | Posted by BellRinger at 2022-05-07 01:32 AM | Reply

The sooner "wheels" and Maddy have a race down a long flight of stairs, the better.

#8 | Posted by a_monson at 2022-05-07 02:08 AM | Reply

A well-educated population is the last thing the neofascists of the GQP want. Ignorance is their friend, knowledge an enemy. You can take that o e to the bank; they already have

#9 | Posted by Doc_Sarvis at 2022-05-07 07:26 AM | Reply

#7
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From what I can tell Abbot wants to quit educating illegals not everyone. While I don't agree with him, ending public schools for illegals is a far cry from ending all public schools.

#10 | Posted by TaoWarrior at 2022-05-07 09:09 AM | Reply

This would be a big mistake. After several decades, you would have even more people with no formal education. They wouldn't be qualified to do anything. More than just not speaking English. Not being able to do basic math or read a ruler. They wouldn't be able to do trades or really anything. Not sure if Abbott wants to create a slave class of people.

#11 | Posted by byrdman at 2022-05-07 10:31 AM | Reply

While I don't agree with him, ending public schools for illegals is a far cry from ending all public schools.

#10 | Posted by TaoWarrior

Can we stop acting as if we can't see the incrementalism the GOP is following?

Do you really think they'd leave public schools alone after expelling illegals?

Hell no they won't. But they won't deconstruct the 20th century in one fell swoop. They'll do it brick by brick.

#12 | Posted by jpw at 2022-05-07 11:54 AM | Reply

#12. You routinely bash people for making slippery slope arguments yet here you are.

#13 | Posted by BellRinger at 2022-05-07 11:58 AM | Reply

yet here you are.

#13 | POSTED BY BELLRINGER

Yet here we are.

Watching the Supreme Court threaten to overturn roe v wade energizing republicans to go after all kinds of "unenumerated rights".

Watching Russian terrorists attacking their neighbors and threatening nuclear war.

Watching our elections and democratic institutions being undermined by domestic terrorists and the Big Lie.

Some slopes are very very slippery.

The center cannot hold ...

Turning and turning in the widening gyre
The falcon cannot hear the falconer;
Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold;
Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world,
The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere
The ceremony of innocence is drowned;
The best lack all conviction, while the worst
Are full of passionate intensity.

#14 | Posted by donnerboy at 2022-05-07 01:08 PM | Reply

#14

Saw a quote today:
Extreme skepticism is a form of credulity.

#15 | Posted by snoofy at 2022-05-07 01:34 PM | Reply

You routinely bash people for making slippery slope arguments yet here you are.

#13 | POSTED BY BELLRINGER

It's not a slippery slope argument.

It's a prediction.

#16 | Posted by jpw at 2022-05-07 04:27 PM | Reply

Abbott is pretty clear that he thinks Texas can win in 2022 what they lost in 1982, owing to the ideological makeup of the Supreme Court.

JPW is right. It's not a slippery slope argument. It's a prediction.

It's also a great example of how far right the GOP's Overton Window has moved in the past 40 years.

The GOP has also abandoned any concept of Chesterton's Fence. They're the political equivalent of a malevolent child with a box of matches.

#17 | Posted by snoofy at 2022-05-07 04:38 PM | Reply

#12 | Posted by jpw

The state constitution would have to be amended to end public schools. statutes.capitol.texas.gov

#18 | Posted by et_al at 2022-05-07 06:22 PM | Reply

While I don't agree with him, ending public schools for illegals is a far cry from ending all public schools.

The federal government should fund the education of all school age illegals. That is not a burden to be placed on the tax payers of Tx. Personally, I would like to see publicly funded K-12 + 4 years of post secondary education in public universities and community colleges.

#19 | Posted by FedUpWithPols at 2022-05-08 06:02 PM | Reply

Once the repukes are done hurting women it will be time to hurt children.

just a by the by, Texas gets billions in federal aid for education.

#20 | Posted by truthhurts at 2022-05-08 06:14 PM | Reply

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