Thursday, December 27, 2007

Forced Patriotism Bill Will Do Absolutely Nothing

I sure that you have read about a plan by Sen. Allen Christensen, (R-North Ogden) to require the Declaration of Independence and US flag to be posted in every public school classroom in the state.

Well, I'm here to tell you that this is just another election year waste of time. The legislature probably will run out of time to get the puppy torture bill passed, but will pass this bill with a huge margin.

And, it's the most pointless bill in years. There aren't too many classrooms in Utah that don't have an American Flag posted. (Many are improperly posted, but given other disregard for the flag code, that probably won't change.)

And what good will it do to have the flag in EVERY classroom? I'm sure that kids know what the American flag looks like.

And for having the Declaration posted? Because kids will stop every day and read it. Memorize it even.

And, if you believe that, I've got prime real estate in western Tooele County to sell you.

And the funny thing is, even if more kids know what the flag looks like and have the Declaration of Independence memorized, it won't do what Sen Christensen set out to do.


The money Quote:

"This started off because a friend of mind did a little bit of research on college campuses and he couldn't find anybody who could tell him what the Constitution was, let alone what was in it — and these were college students," Christensen said.

Last time I checked, there was a difference between the Declaration of Independance and the Constitution......


1 comment:

Aramis said...

That "friend" of his that did "a little bit of research" was probably his sister-in-law who sent him a chain-email with little known "facts" in it like "80% of college students don't know what the constitution is" or some other nonsense. This is what's dictating our state laws now. Ridiculous.