As if the Texas BOE's decision couldn't get worse...

...I happened upon this little snippet from an AOL News article. Here's the excerpt that really boils my blood:

"...the original curriculum asked students to 'explain the impact of Enlightenment ideas from John Locke, Thomas Hobbes, Voltaire, Charles de
Montesquieu, Jean Jacques Rousseau and Thomas Jefferson on political
revolutions from 1750 to the present.'...The new standard, passed at the meeting in a 10-5 vote, now reads, 'Explain the impact of the writings of John Locke, Thomas Hobbes,
Voltaire, Charles de Montesquieu, Jean Jacques Rousseau, Thomas Aquinas,
John Calvin and Sir William Blackstone."

Thomas. Aquinas.

Not only is a state as patriotic (I'll give them that) as Texas removing someone with as much impact on their country, and daily lives, as Thomas Jefferson from their curriculum, but they're replacing him with THOMAS AQUINAS?

You just know that the 5 "proofs" are going to have to be brought up with him around, without question.

I didn't think this vote could cause any more trouble, but then, look. Wonderful.

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Comment by Ari MacIsaac on March 28, 2010 at 12:00am
Are they truly patriotic? As a whole, no. But most of them have a strong sense of pride in the country, even if it's not core patriotism.

By the way, what's with the racism in these comments?

And, Dre, I believe the answer you're looking for can be found in the mockumentary "C.S.A.: Confederate States of America". Excellent film.
Comment by Dre Smith on March 27, 2010 at 2:48pm
Face states below the mason-dixon line and teax included just SUCK. The US should have let the south get out of the union..took away the blacks..and had two separate nations....imagine where they/we would be now?
Comment by Ari MacIsaac on March 27, 2010 at 10:55am
"Texas patriotic? This is the state that keeps rumbling about leaving the union right?"

True, but try walking around downtown Dallas saying "U.S.A. SUCKS!" The results won't be pretty.
Comment by Marshall on March 27, 2010 at 3:03am
Texas patriotic? This is the state that keeps rumbling about leaving the union right?

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