David (sageofgodalming) wrote,

Texan education

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/37271857/ns/us_news-life/ and a non-denumerable number of other links.

I won't bore you with the obvious, since I can't imagine anyone reading this not knowing where I stand, but this is fun:

'conservatives... required that the U.S. government be referred to as a "constitutional republic," rather than "democratic." '

I first saw this meme a few years back, and rather expected it to become ubiquitous (in America) in 2008. While I know there's a theory about avoiding tyranny of the majority etc. this always strikes me as a sort of subliminal partisan advertising

...a republic not a democracy... republican not democratic... Republican not Democratic... omm... omm...

the idea being that by the time children are old enough to vote they will be programmed to do the right thing and vote for the constitutionally mandated party and against the unconstitutional one.
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