Can we finally just build a fence around Texas?
Their governor, Rick Perry, has hinted about secession, they want to rewrite American history curriculum and subvert science education and they want a fence on the Mexican border.
So I say let’s just extend that fence to encompass the whole state. Maybe we could put up a gate or two and sell tickets.
“See the amazing Texans in their natural habitat. Watch them regress to a prior state right before your very eyes.”
Because just when you look at Texas and think “Hey, maybe there is something to de-evolution”, they take it another step further.
By: Rep Bill Zedler H.B. No. 2454
A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
relating to prohibiting discrimination by public institutions of higher education against faculty members and students based on their conduct of research relating to intelligent design.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
SECTION 1. Subchapter Z, Chapter 51, Education Code, is amended by adding Section 51.979 to read as follows:
Sec. 51.979. PROHIBITION OF DISCRIMINATION BASED ON RESEARCH RELATED TO INTELLIGENT DESIGN. An institution of higher education may not discriminate against or penalize in any manner, especially with regard to employment or academic support, a faculty member or student based on the faculty member’s or student’s conduct of research relating to the theory of intelligent design or other alternate theories of the origination and development of organisms.
SECTION 2. This Act takes effect immediately if it receives a vote of two-thirds of all the members elected to each house, as provided by Section 39, Article III, Texas Constitution. If this Act does not receive the vote necessary for immediate effect, this Act takes effect September 1, 2011.
Texas won’t protect the rights of anyone, but they will consider a bill protecting proponents of intelligent design in academia.
Seriously, build the fence. Before the ignorance spreads.
I’ve got a shovel, I’ll use my vacation time and sick leave to help.