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Mon Dec 3, 2018, 04:02 PM

Oklahoma GOP county chair says public education should be abolished

The head of the Republican Party for a large suburban county in Oklahoma, Andrew Lopez, signed a letter last week arguing for end of public school systems.

According to the Associated Press, Lopez, chair of the Canadian County Republican Party, said public schools should rely more on operational funds from advertising, endowments, tuition fees, and sponsorships instead of the state. The letter also argued that there should be no property taxes.

But there were two versions of the letter, with one using more extreme language on public education than the other. The first version of the letter read, “A better pathway would be to abolish public education, which is not a proper role of government, and allow the free market to determine pay and funding, eliminating the annual heartache we experience over this subject.”

Lopez told News 4, a local outlet, of the difference between the letters, “…we understand that it’s going to be a transition period between properly funding and dealing with education as a public institution and then letting the public assume their rightful responsibility of self education and not allowing it to be a part of government’s role.”

https://thinkprogress.org/oklahoma-gop-county-chair-writes-letter-to-abolish-public-education-7d319c8b1e9c/?fbclid=IwAR0lpgSFCREoWRuaQPGB5p2-0X-398F-LstjfH-iI08r3hotK6oQnKJq5YA

Because Gawd knows all that edjumacation is elitist.

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Reply Oklahoma GOP county chair says public education should be abolished (Original post)
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Dec 3 OP
Charlotte Little Dec 3 #1
vlyons Dec 3 #2
Runningdawg Dec 3 #3
Turbineguy Dec 3 #4
LastLiberal in PalmSprings Dec 3 #5
brush Dec 3 #6
lpbk2713 Dec 3 #7
demigoddess Dec 3 #8
gratuitous Dec 3 #9
StevieM Dec 3 #10
Caliman73 Dec 3 #11
dalton99a Dec 3 #12

Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Mon Dec 3, 2018, 04:05 PM

1. Of course

The entire M.O. of the GOP is to keep the masses stupid enough to vote for them, and then they can control the masses.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Mon Dec 3, 2018, 04:11 PM

2. Ayn Rand cheers from the peanut gallery in Hell

nt

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Mon Dec 3, 2018, 04:24 PM

3. Not surprising at all

This state wants mothers at home, preparing their boys for mission work and preparing their girls to be good wives. Unless of course they are a minority and then they must work 3 jobs to avoid being on public assistance. More than once I have seen the comment posted on articles about education in the Tulsa World, most recently when Tulsa tried to make truancy a crime. "No one cares if your kids go to school. They will be in jail before they are old enough to get a job".

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Mon Dec 3, 2018, 04:24 PM

4. Because, when you have to compete on a world stage

you can't be too ignorant!

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Mon Dec 3, 2018, 04:26 PM

5. The "free market" is an excuse for doing everything evil. Who made it sacrosanct?

The free market mantra: "Privatize profits, socialize losses."

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Mon Dec 3, 2018, 04:27 PM

6. He wants to keep everyone dumb so they vote in more idiot repugs like him.

Hey, let's get rid of the highway dept. too. Everyone can build their own, and while we're at it, how about the fire department, and the sanitation department?

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Mon Dec 3, 2018, 04:31 PM

7. Hard to believe how some people can get elected to office.



But I guess after two terms of Gee Dumbya anything is possible.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Mon Dec 3, 2018, 07:13 PM

8. the stupid is huge!

public education used to be the strength of our country. These people want to turn us into a very large plantation. Farmers, slaves and the oligarchs. God what the republicans have wrought with their stupidity!

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Mon Dec 3, 2018, 07:19 PM

9. This is where these ridiculous ideas get started

We mock their obvious ridiculousness, but somewhere there's a group of citizens nodding along with this madness, hardly noticing the central disconnect in Lopez's comment that the public should "assume their rightful responsibility of self education and not allowing it to be a part of government's role."

It's hard to say if this pinhead realizes that the public has lived up to its responsibility of self education by making it a function of our representative government, or if he's such a dope that he doesn't know the government is the people.

We need to push back, loudly and publicly, against this fatuous notion, even if it looks like nobody's signing on to it.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Mon Dec 3, 2018, 07:22 PM

10. There are many Republicans who have long felt this way. (eom)

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Response to StevieM (Reply #10)

Mon Dec 3, 2018, 07:28 PM

11. Don't forget the Libertarians

Allies of the Republicans in this "free market" bullshit on public services.


Just ask them to name one Major industrialized world economic power that has a free market, privatized elementary and secondary education system.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Mon Dec 3, 2018, 07:32 PM

12. The cave he comes from

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