Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Scott Walker & Public Education

by Edd Doerr

We continue to have newly announced candidates for Prez.  The news recently was all about Scott Walker’s announced run for Prez. Here is the response I posted re the Washington Post’s 7/14 editorial on the matter. My comment left out that Walker signed a bill promoting “abstinence only” sex ed in schools.  

Scott Walker has made it abundantly clear that he is an enemy of public education, women's rights of conscience, religious freedom, and our constitutional heritage of church-state separation.

He has worked overtime to undermine public education by increasing the diversion of public funds to special interest (mostly faith-based) private schools, a plan that has been a manifest failure in Wisconsin and other states, while cutting back on public school funding. He strongly supports having government force all taxpayers to support religious institutions that divide kids along religious, class, ideological, ethnic and other lines. He has attacked the University of Wisconsin, whacking its budget.. He has been working hard to shrink women's rights of conscience on abortion, seeking to impose his own narrow values on all women. He has made clear that he has no respect for the rights of working people. He seems unfamiliar with his own state's constitution.

To top it off, Scott Walker says that "My relationship with God drives every major decision in my life." Walker claims that "I needed to be certain that running [for President] was God's calling. I am certain: This is God's plan for me."

This unhinged college dropout evidently wants to turn our country into something resembling Ayatollah Khomenei's Iran or a fundamentalist caliphate. Walker would turn the Oval Office into the Offal Office. 

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