The Republicans sure know where to find some stellar candidates for office these days. Running for House District 82 is Kristi Allan-Gailushas, who has filed suit against the Helena School District and the Office of Public Instruction for the proposed health education curriculum. Her suit is yet another demonstration of the tantrum-throwing nonsense that characterizes the Tea-Republican movement today.
Allen-Gailushas certainly has the understated rhetoric of the Tea Party, calling the decision by a democratically-elected board to consider a curriculum revision “tyranny.” Tyranny. Just to be clear, she called it “tyranny.” You know, when the Founding Fathers helped shape the United States, I have a feeling that tyranny was a word you didn’t throw around lightly, unlike these Tea Party nitwits, who think everything that upsets their crazy world view is tyrannical.
And you know what? I’m pretty tired of people who act like hooligans and mobs (the kind of people Madison and the boys despised) pretending like they are damn defenders of the Constitution. The Helena School Board was incredibly accommodating, patiently letting critics of the health education revision abuse them personally and violate procedure at the board hearing. I’m fairly sure that tyrannical governments don’t do that.
But I digress.
Shouldn’t a self-proclaimed defender of conservative values AND LEGISLATIVE CANDIDIDATE know that the Office of Public Instruction cannot control local curriculum? This is the kind of reasoning you can only get from the kind of people who take online history courses from Glen Beck:
OPI should have stepped in and stopped this from happening, Allen-Gailushas claims.
Why not sue President Obama and the United Nations, too? I’m sure they’re behind this, too, and theoretically could have stopped it.
Astonishingly, it gets worse. From the suit, which I CANNOT WAIT to read:
“Kristi purports that the district continues to fail to open the procedure up to public review,” the document says.
Purports? Purports? Maybe dictionaries are tyrannical, too.
How long does the party of Lincoln and Roosevelt, Reagan and Eisenhower let these tantrum-throwing, fact-deprived Tea Party nuts continue to speak for them? Sure, they’re handy for disrupting public meetings getting media attention, but does anyone really think it would be in the nation’s interest to have them govern anywhere?
On a final note in the least coherent post I’ve written on this site, fascinating headline, IR. Wouldn’t “House Republican Candidate” have been much more descriptive than “Mother”?