The Republican Party of Texas has released a statement of their political platform and found in it was a call to end the teaching of critical thinking. Critical thinking is essential to forward thinking, problem solving, new ideas, and strengthens the brain against such things as dementia and alzheimers. Don't think it is just a republican thing, no politician likes their constituents to be intelligent free thinking people.
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It means what these words say, for starters. The great inalienable rights of our country. We're blessed with such values in America. And I--it's--I'm a proud man to be the nation based upon such wonderful values.
Africa is a nation that suffers from incredible disease. And I started thinking about a lot of things. Oh, the inaugural speech, started thinking through that. It's got a lot of numbers in it. Is our children learning?
It's not only life of babies, but it's life of children living in, you know, the dark dungeons of the Internet. I can't answer your question. I like to call it hemispheric in nature because it is a product that we can find in our neighborhoods.
He can't take the high horse and then claim the low road. You paid for it. I believe that God decides who goes to heaven, not George W. Bush, in the Houston Chronicle. We're aware of this [web] site, and this guy is just a garbage man, that's all he is.
That means when it comes time to sew up your chest cavity, we use stitches as opposed to opening it up. Two senior administration officials told me Wilson's wife suggested sending him to Niger to investigate the Italian report. An administration official confirmed to the Washington Post that the two officials had contacted at least 6 journalists with the information in an effort to discredit Wilson.
CNN reports that "sources" confirmed these contacts to them as well. For fairly obvious reasons, it is a felony punished by 10 years in prison to reveal the identity of an undercover agent. In fact President Bush's father, the first President Bush, said in a speech that those who expose the names of intelligence sources are "the most insidious of traitors.
By publishing her maiden name, which she worked under, Novak not only risked her safety, but has tipped off foreign governments that any of their people who met with her are possibly spies.
Novak claims that the CIA "asked me not to use her name, but never indicated it would endanger her or anybody else. In mid-Septemberthey sent additional information verifying the damage that was caused and confirming that the agent's identity had been secret.
The Justice Department, headed by Bush appointee John Ashcroft, has now concluded its preliminary inquiry, determined that there is a crime here, and has opened a full investigation. Here's the interesting thing about this story: Keep that in mind when you read the stories about this scandal, and you'll get an idea of how twisted and chummy the Washington insider scene is.
Top Bush officials know because, well, two of them did it and Bush and Karl Rove run a tight ship -- they might not do the dirty work themselves, but this administration is famous for NOT having unauthorized leaks.
And pretty much every reporter in Washington knows who did it -- at least 6 were contacted by the leakers in the first place, and they have talked to several other reporters all off the record without naming names of course. Because reporters don't want to reveal their confidential sources or get punished by Karl Rovethey will continue to play this game where the White House gets away with saying "if these allegations are true" and the press piously pretends they don't know who leaked.
Of course the allegations are true -- the name was printed, wasn't it? Even the impeccably conservative Washington Times agrees on this point. Now of course, folks will email me and ask "Who did it then?
Undoubtedly one of our readers does know though, so do a guy a favor and send us the scoop.It's official: The Republican Party of Texas opposes critical thinking.
That's right, drones, and it's part of their official platform. That's right, drones, and it's part of their official platform. It's official: The Republican Party of Texas opposes critical thinking.
That's right, drones, and it's part of their official platform. One of our eagle-eyed readers emailed us to point out this unbelievable passage in the RPT platform, as adopted at . Jul 18, · Even more specifically, the state that Colbert refers to as "the large hadron collider of denying science" included language that indicated that the Texas GOP opposes "the teaching of critical thinking." And if there's one thing that Stephen Colbert believes goes against God and nature, it's critical thinking.
The Texas Republican Party Platform, adopted June 9 at the state convention in Forth Worth, seems to take a stand against, well, the teaching of critical thinking skills. Get the latest health news, diet & fitness information, medical research, health care trends and health issues that affect you and your family on grupobittia.com On Aug.
11, in a piece called "Says Texas GOP platform calls for end to teaching 'critical thinking' in public schools", Politifact cast its beady eye over a New York Times column by Gail Collins.