OK House Committees on Education (2/20/17) - Updates

The House Common Education Committee met on Monday, February 20th. Here’s what they talked about.

House Common Education Committee: Michael Rogers (R, Chair), Rhonda Baker (R, Vice Chair), Chad Caldwell (R), Ed Cannaday (D), Dennis Casey (R), Donnie Condit (D), Mickey Dollens (D), Tom Gann (R), Katie Henke (R), Jadine Nollan (R), Mike Osburn (R), Dustin Roberts (R), Chuck Strohm (R), Todd Thomsen (R), George Young (D)

Moment of Silence - Bown v. Gwinnett County School District (1997) / Brown v. Gilmore (2001)

Two cases in the early 1960s largely eliminated state-sponsored prayer from public schooling. Engel v. Vitale (1962) and Abington v. Schempp (1963) are to this day touted by the far right as responsible for having kicked God out of schools – leading inevitably to sex, drugs, violence, rock’n’roll, corduroy, divorce, the pill, AIDS, the Clintons, terrorism, and a Kenyan sleeper-cell Mooslim illegitimately seizing the White House for eight long, painful years.

The solution, of course, is to get God back IN our schools by requiring regimented recitation of state-approved chants. He LOVES those! Do this, we are assured, and America’s problems will vanish faster than you can say “civil liberties!”

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