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Just a simple Cherokee trial lawyer, Barkman has been forcing his opinions on others in print since, for reasons that passeth understanding, he was an unsuccessful candidate for state representative in 2002. His philosophy: "If people had wanted me to be nice, they should've voted for me."

Monday, January 30, 2006

Apparently, Some Democrats DO Get It

This is a great article about Southern Democrats introducing bills that allow the Bible to be taught as literature in public schools. I appreciate their efforts for a couple of reasons: first, it shows sensitivity to a very controversial issue that has bitterly divided people of Faith; second, the Bible IS a central, crucial element of Western Civillization and should be taught to students as part of well-rounded liberal education; third, from a purely cynical partisan standpoint, it takes the air of the perception of many that GOP stands for God's Own Party. I wonder if Betty Peters, a Republican on the Alabama school board, appreciated the irony when she accused Democrats of wrapping themselves in Jesus? Probably not.

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