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But hatred is best combined with Fear. Cowardice, alone of all the vices, is purely painful—horrible to anticipate, horrible to feel, horrible to remember; Hatred has its pleasures. It is therefore often the compensation by which a frightened man reimburses himself for the miseries of Fear. The more he fears, the more he will hate. And Hatred is also a great anodyne for shame. To make a deep wound in his charity, you should therefore first defeat his courage.

Screwtape to Wormwood, per C.S. Lewis

Jenni wrote, http://restoreoklahomapubliceducation.blogspot.com/2015/03/common-sense-questions-about-eois-and.html, and quotes a legislator: “Jenni, we make laws up here (the Capitol), that’s what we do.”

Yep, they seem to think it is their job to make stuff up.

I keep reminding all the legislators I can get to listen, it ain’t their job to pass laws.

Some might ask, “Well, what else would they do?” To which I would like to say nothing, but that isn’t quite true.

They need to represent us in running the business of the government. Making more rules for lording over us is not the business of the government. They need to represent and ensure as little of our money is taken from us as possible. They need to represent us and ensure as little of our money is wasted as possible. They need to represent us and ensure the government isn’t trying to do anything they shouldn’t be doing.

They need to acknowledge that government is violence. They need to acknowledge that unless what is being discussed needs the official sanction of societal threat of violence, then they ought not be doing it.

Our ROPE ladies need our help:

http://restoreoklahomapubliceducation.blogspot.com/2014/06/state-school-board-members-and-others.html

Please consider taking action.

A national organization threatened suit if our Governor signed the repeal of Common Core State Standards, as we worked so hard to get our legislature to do.

This national organization has made good on its threat by cajoling our state board and a handful of others to file the suit here in Oklahoma.

Power grab! Don’t let them.

Sure, it is in the hands of the Oklahoma State Supreme Court, but let your voice be heard. Contact your local Representative and your State Senator.

Point out that this law suit has no grounds. Here is the statement in our constitution:

Section XIII-5: Board of Education.

  The supervision of instruction in the public schools shall be
vested in a Board of Education, whose powers and duties shall be
prescribed by law. The Superintendent of Public Instruction
shall be President of the Board. Until otherwise provided by
law, the Governor, Secretary of State, and Attorney General shall
be ex-officio members, and with the Superintendent, compose said
Board of Education.

Emphasis added. That is it. The whole Constitutional statement. It clearly says the board shall be ruled by law. The legislature writes the laws as we see fit, and that is that. This is the law now. It CANNOT be unconstitutional. The constitution says this is the way it is supposed to be.

 

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