Ed-vise Episode 266

A raining GOOD MORNING!!! to you all! Yup, go figure, it’s raining here in Orygone! Rain. How about that. Rain. “And there was much rejoicing” as stated in Monty Python’s Quest for the Holy Grail.

Free For All Friday Ed-vise today. Cause it’s FRIDAY PIZZA NIGHT AND OPEN MAT! And I am GOING!

MAN! There is so much shit going on these days I don’t know what or where to start for this morning’s Ed-vise.

Aaron Rodgers; Presidential executive order on vaccines; Supreme Court; Crypto; fights on planes; US Navy subs running into underwater mountains. DAMN! Just a bunch of stuff!

I’ll talk about a poorly labelled item that seems a hot button among Trumptards and Limbaughdiots: our children being taught un-‘Merican history. Because I have a degree in history which landed me in the top 1% of income earners…NOT! But I still love history.

Since my Republican friends love the Constitution and it’s literal interpretation I will begin the challenge to the ill-conceived notion that teaching US History, as it happened, is a bad idea.

See, our Constitution has in it a little section that creates a lot of discomfort in Congress. Every new session of Congress starts with an out loud reading of the Constitution. The House and Senate come together and each person gets a section to read out loud. A symbolic gesture as the two groups will work as hard as they can to subvert it.

The section of discomfort comes in Article 1, Section 2. The third paragraph. It lays out how to establish taxes to be paid by the states and the number of representatives in Congress. It points out that the “Numbers, which shall be determined by adding to the whole Number of free Persons, including those bound to Service for a Term of Yeas, and excluding Indians not taxed, three fifths of all other persons.”

Now, this little part was repealed by the 14th amendment. But imagine being that social studies teacher where Little Timmy (or whatever kid) raises the hand and asks the question “Why is that there?”

Uh-oh. Here we go. Where are the outraged parents to educate their child about this “Little Uncomfortable Truth?”

Little Timmy the Cherub needs an answer. Or, shall we just gloss over it?

Face it folks, no matter what a school board tries to exclude, you cannot suppress the truth. Facts don’t lie and Timmy the Cherub will get his answer, either from someone who loves him and wants him to understand the past, or from someone that could care less. That choice is up to us parents.

I’m just saying

That’s it for today. Take care of yourselves. Check in on each other and remember naps prevent road rage, especially when you are driving! HAHAHAHAHA…hmmm.

Peace

Published by edhlaw

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