Wednesday, April 29, 2015
Your Modern GOP
So, from the hysterical people who claim Mr. Obama and the Libruls are destroying the country, who know without a doubt that Mr. Obama and the Libruls are turning the country into a Fascist/Communist/Marxist/Socialist/Muslim dystopian nightmare, we present their idea of what a free, liberty-loving America should look like.
These people run the state of Kansas. And we all know what happened to Kansas when it decided Sam Brownback and his ideas would deliver them to freedom and prosperity.
Here's one of those freedom-loving ideas, brought to you by your modern GOP:
Kansas could put teachers in prison for assigning books prosecutors don’t like
A bill approved by the Kansas Senate on Wednesday would enable prosecutors to bring charges against teachers and school administrators for assigning or distributing materials judged harmful to students, the Kansas City Star reports.
The bill, proposed by conservative state Sen. Mary Pilcher-Cook (R-Shawnee), deletes a provision in current state law that exempts schoolteachers and officials from such prosecutions.
Senators passed the bill 26 to 14. After introducing the bill earlier this month, Pilcher-Cook told the Topeka Capital-Journal that she did so in response to a poster displayed at a Shawnee Mission middle school in 2013. The poster posed the question, “How do people express their sexual feelings?” and listed such examples as oral sex, kissing, intercourse, and talking.
Media outlets pounced on the controversy after some parents complained, and though the poster was part of a broader sex education curriculum that emphasized abstinence, the school suspended use of the material. Pilcher-Cook and other supporters of her measure also say that it’s necessary to prevent the distribution of pornography in schools — a problem that has not hitherto arisen.
The Star reports that earlier this week, state Rep. Joseph Scapa (R-Wichita) cited as pornographic a book by Nobel Prize-winning author Toni Morrison.
I wasn't able to determine if this stupid piece of legislation became a law in Kansas. I wouldn't be surprised if it did. Because those fascist-hating, freedom loving people in Kansas know all about freedom--who should have it and who shouldn't.