I will approach this first from the State’s side. I don’t normally do that, I am a hard core Christian Conservative clinging to my God and many guns. I don’t feel there is a ‘State’ there is only We the People governing ourselves via elected Representatives. I am setting the stage for you, if that second sentence offended you, then it’s time to flee right now.
FAIR Education Act is what Sacramento is calling SB48. They thank the 18,000 Sheeple of California for passing it and they tout it as “An important bill!” This is what they declare “The FAIR Education Act has been passed and signed by the Governor. Thank you to the more than 18,000 people who asked their legislators and the Governor to support this important bill!” This is the link to the Bill, for those who want to read it. Please keep in mind California has a population of an estimated 36 million people.
The Fair, Accurate, Inclusive and Respectful (FAIR) Education Act would amend the Education Code to include social sciences instruction on the contributions of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people. This bill would also prohibit discriminatory instruction and discriminatory materials from being adopted by the State Board of Education.
Sounds good doesn’t it? Sounds like in an ideal world where we can command and regulate emotion and decide what is ‘Fair’ for the greater good. I am only allowed about 950 words for this entry and my explanation of ’Fair’ goes beyond a thousand words. You can define ‘Fair’ however you wish for this entry. Let’s focus on the word discriminatory, its first known use was in 1828 and Webster defines it as “not fair: unfairly treating a person or group of people differently from other people or groups of people”. I pose this question to the reader: Is life fair? Can you name an absolute situation of fairness?
Is it fair that the tax payers of California have to pay for the re-writing of 100s of Thousands text books so we can be Fair? California is $26 Billion + in the hole. Is it fair to students that they be forced to know which historical figure is Homosexual or Transgender rather than just knowing what their role in history was? Why is there no legislation to have our Country’s real history published? This is fodder for a separate entry, the history taught to your child is deliberately inaccurate. You have to ask yourself this question, why is it so important to a very small percentage of the population to force their sex life upon the rest of us? My motto is “Keep your bedroom out of my face and I will keep my face out of your bedroom”.
If America is in trouble, California is beyond hope. Five employers leave California every week; the legal skilled labor force is leaving even faster and Sacramento is passing costly legislation designed to tout sexual practices of historical figures? No one finds this absurd? This year 725 new laws were enacted in California, that is down from last year, I will give them that but 725 new laws to further burden the already over burden tax payer and SB48 comes to us in the name of FAIRNESS. What about jobs?
SB48 Goes too far and it costs too much and will lead to a further decline of the already moral lacking State of California. There is an effort underway right now to put SB48 to a Vote, visit the website Stop SB48. I am collecting signatures for the petition to put SB48 on the ballot and allow all registered Voters to ‘have a say’ on this issue since they are the ones footing the bill for the revision of the text books. Even the liberal voice of the LA Times had this to say about SB 48 “it injects “controversial politics into the classroom” and puts politicians rather than academic experts in charge of curriculum at a time when classrooms need to focus on improving academic performance.”
This past Sunday I attended the Mother of Life conference at the USD campus on Linda Vista. It is a Catholic event, I am not Catholic but I am a staunch Pro-Lifer, I was there to gather signatures for putting SB48 to a vote. I was surprised by the amount of people with accents that eagerly signed this petition and asked for forms to take with them. I was surprised at the number of college aged girls and boys who eagerly signed this petition. I admit I had lost faith in immigrants to this country. The current administration pulls them on board and tries to turn them against reason and principals in which this country was founded on. The current administration (both State and Federal) reach out to our young people and let them know that loose morals or no morals is something to be embraced.
I gained some hope this past weekend, hope that not all immigrants are jumping on board the liberal bandwagon. There are immigrants that have come here to America, that embrace its culture and the principles it was founded on. There still are immigrants that come here not for the hand outs, but for a better life and they understand what it involves to keep America a great nation. I am so glad that I had a chance to be a part of this conference and I am so glad that these immigrants reached out to me to show me that I was wrong. If you are against SB48 or doubt its effectiveness please sign the petition to get it on the ballot. Please go to www.stopsb48.com and download a petition now.
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