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Are_grits_groceries Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 04:13 PM
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A member of the TX State Board of Ed says public education a "subtly deceptive tool of perversion"
AUSTIN A member of the State Board of Education is drawing fire from a watchdog group because of her critical views on public education in a new book she has written that advocates more Christianity in the public square.

Board member Cynthia Dunbar, R-Richmond, should be booted from the Committee on Instruction following the publication of a new book in which she attacks a public education system she helps govern, the Texas Freedom Network's president said Thursday.

In her book, One Nation Under God, Dunbar argues that the country's founding fathers created "an emphatically Christian government" and believed that government should be guided by a "biblical litmus test."

Dunbar endorses a belief system requiring "any person desiring to govern have a sincere knowledge and appreciation for the Word of God in order to rightly govern."

She calls public education a "subtly deceptive tool of perversion." The establishment of public schools is unconstitutional and even "tyrannical," she writes in the book, because it threatens the authority of families, granted by God through Scripture, to direct the instruction of their children.
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Dunbar, who has home-schooled her children and sent them to private schools, questions the constitutionality of public schools and believes that "the underlying authority for our constitutional form of government stems directly from biblical precedents."
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http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/moms/6148239.html

Well the fox is guarding the henhouse now. I know she was elected. Why?
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vademocrat Donating Member (962 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 05:01 PM
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1. I hope someone states publicly that her ideas are wrong -
The premise that she founded the book on is totally incorrect - actually almost a mirror image.

"In her book, One Nation Under God, Dunbar argues that the country's founding fathers created "an emphatically Christian government" and believed that government should be guided by a "biblical litmus test."

It was an emphatically NON-christian government and the Constitution mandates NO religious tests for public office.

I'm so sick and tired of crap like this. I hope this watchdog group calls her on her BS.
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OneBlueSky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 05:38 PM
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2. most of the "Founding Fathers," in fact, had no use for religion . . . n/t
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martymar64 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 06:08 PM
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3. Reason #133965 for me to get the hell out of Texas!
This state is really starting to suck and even the BBQ can't keep me here. I can't stand country music and Tex-Mex cuisineis inferior to the Mexican food I used to get in Califa. Their idea of queso here is Velveeta ( :puke: ) with Ro-tel, for Cthulhu's sake! And good luck finding carne asada, nothing but fucking fajitas!
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