If you’re unhappy with what Barack Obama is doing to the country, welcome to California, folks – the land of fruits and nuts – in more ways than one. You’ll love it.
Now we’re going to be teaching our children that the homosexual lifestyle is one to be admired and emulated – all our children, from kindergarten through high school.
This state is a parallel universe.
You name it – from taxation, to regulations, to the “green agenda,” to control of land and development and business and whatever else it wants, liberals control the Legislature and get pretty much what they want.
The latest is the culmination of what has been a slow but sure series of attacks on education, public schools, children and parental rights.
Last week, the governor signed into law S.B. 48 – “The Fair, Accurate, Inclusive, and Respectful (FAIR) Education Act” – which requires schools teach lessons highlighting alternative sexual lifestyles and the people who choose them – homosexuals, lesbians, bisexuals and transgenders.
It requires “that lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) Americans are included and recognized for their important historical contributions to the economic, political, and social development of California.”
It takes effect in January 2012.
The sexual material will be infiltrated into social studies and wherever else it can be inserted. It essentially requires that homosexuality be shown positively and as an equal and acceptable alternative lifestyle.
Parents will not be able to control content, will not be notified and cannot refuse to have their child participate in such lessons.
The effort to get this material into the schools has been going on for years. At least seven other laws have been passed. The most recent was October 2011: the requirement that Harvey Milk be honored annually on May 22 in the public schools.
Milk was a homosexual activist and a San Francisco supervisor. He was assassinated, along with Mayor George Moscone for political reasons, by former Supervisor Dan White.
Harvey Milk advocated the full gay agenda and was opposed to recognition that such sexual activity spreads AIDS. He lived the lifestyle, and there were allegations of sexual predator activities.
When openly gay SF Supervisor Mark Leno was elected to the Assembly, he sponsored the Harvey Milk Day bill the first time. It passed the Legislature, but the governor didn’t sign it. The second time, Leno was a state senator, the bill again passed and Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger signed it.
Arnold was RINO to the core – supposedly conservative but in reality as liberal as his Democrat Kennedy/Shriver wife and as the progressives in his administration.
Let’s face it: He signed A.B. 32, the Global Warming Solutions Act, the most stringent greenhouse gas bill in the country. It aims to cut those gases 30 percent to 1990 levels by 2020 and cut 80 percent by 2050. It affects everyone, has already financially devastated businesses and contributes to thousands leaving the state.
But there’s a new governor now. Well, sort of.
The man in the state house now was attorney general (2007-11) and secretary of state (1971-75) and governor once before (1975-83.) He’s Edmund Brown, Jr. – Jerry Brown.
In his prior governorship he was known as Gov. Moonbeam, a liberal guy with a hippie flavor. California was his political playground.
Well, he’s back. The sales pitch in the latest election was that he had “matured” and had “changed” and that the “moonbeam” of his political agenda had softened and moderated.
Right. And fish can fly.
The only sure thing about a Brown administration is that he’s loyal to the unions and he marches to the strict liberal agenda. Always has, always will – and the voice of the people be damned.
Example: Californians voted for Proposition 8, defining marriage as between a man and a woman. It was challenged in court. Brown was attorney general. It was his job to defend the choice of the people. He didn’t.
Now, with a stroke of his pen, Brown makes California the first state in the union to require students be taught about the history and contributions of homosexuals.
We’re told students will be safer and respected, engendering a better understanding of homosexuals and increasing their ability to learn.
But, it’s also instigating a social agenda that’s a slap in the face of tradition, history, a decent education and the rights of parents to control and protect their children’s upbringing.
Any doubts about social agenda? Laws already require teaching about minority groups – women, blacks, Mexicans Asians, Europeans, American Indians and whatever else the state considers an underrepresented cultural and ethnic group.
Whatever happened to readin’, writin’ and ‘rithmetic?
When is there time for those classes?
Our kids can barely read, can’t write worth diddly and can’t do even the simplest math.
Students who get all As and Bs, fail the high-school pre-graduation test, which is administered in the 11th grade but tests with material at middle-school level.
We actually have some of those “really smart” students who get the grades but not the content complain after failing that grad test that they didn’t pass because the test was in English!
How do you get on the honor roll yet fail a middle-school content test – and worse, not be able to speak English?
I’ll tell you how – go to public school in California.
But at least you’ll know all about homosexuality.
Whew! What a relief.