Wednesday, May 05, 2010

Readers Are Leaders-Except In The GOP

As educator Marva Collins said, "readers are leaders'.

Too bad we have an entire political party and a political movement that doesn't and is defiantly proud of displaying its stupidity every chance they get.

When the front running presidential candidate of the GOP can't tell you in an interview what books, newspapers, or magazines she's read, that's scary.

One of the things that is a hallmark of the modern conservative movement is it's hatred of public education and anyone with an education.

Maybe it's because studies have shown that the more educated a person is, the less likely he or she will be to vote for conservatives, much less be one.

So it's not a surprise that conservatives hate public education. It's not only the great equalizer in terms of upward mobility in American or any society, it's the glue that holds our democracy together.

An educated citizenry can't be propagandized or told lies as easily provided the media does its job and gives us the required info for making the hard solid decisions we need to make for the benefit of the country.

The anti-intellectual attitude coming from the GOP is not only shortsighted, but dangerous to the long term stability of our nation.

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