Somacandra: FTFA: Scott wasn't doing well in high school until a small business owner befriended him and taught him that he would have to work hard to succeed rather than rely help from the government.What the hell does that have to do with getting good grades or not? Plenty of people make good grades and don't get jack shiat done in their lives.
Monkeyhouse Zendo: When I was in High School you had to take a senior level "Government" class in order to graduate. Nothing but the structure, history, and operation of US Federal and California State government. I can't believe we graduate kids from high school now without even a basic understanding if how our government works.
Aquapope: And this retard serves on an Education committee, too. If he got a dishonorable discharge he'd be on the Armed Services committee.
dywed88: Craptastic: What kind of person would vote for a guy who is an avowed dumbass?OH!Quelle surprise!The idea is, "I was a lazy bumpkin failing these classes who was that way because of my non-"traditional" family. Then I met a swell small business owner (the greatest people in the world) who taught me the value of hard work and I buckled down and made it all the way to the Senate"Of course, your mileage may vary.
Craptastic: What kind of person would vote for a guy who is an avowed dumbass?OH!Quelle surprise!
Pants full of macaroni!!: Craptastic: What kind of person would vote for a guy who is an avowed dumbass?OH!Quelle surprise!No one wants to vote for someone who's smarter than they are.Explains a lot./Idiocracy is inevitable, no matter what Randall Munroe says.
Diogenes: I guess it's somewhat impressive they even tried to teach it.I never had a civics class, per se. Whatever they attempted to formally teach was kind of rolled up into history and social studies classes.
kbronsito: that would explain this:In 1997, Scott supported posting the Ten Commandments outside the county council chambers, saying it would remind members of the absolute rules they should follow. The county council then unanimously approved the display and Scott nailed a King James version of the Commandments to the wall. Shortly after, the ACLU and Americans United for Separation of Church and State sued. After an initial court ruling said the display was unconstitutional, the council settled to avoid accruing more legal fees. Regarding the costs of the suit, Scott said, "Whatever it costs in the pursuit of this goal (of displaying the Commandments) is worth it."
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