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Turning the GOP into the Know-Nothing Party

Posted by Richard on February 24, 2009

Charles Johnson, who is definitely a conservative, not a libertarian (and has savagely dissed libertarians to prove it) has nonetheless been doing yeoman service to counter the Know-Nothing element within the Republican Party, especially with regard to the issue of evolution (a.k.a. Darwinism) versus "Intelligent Design" (a.k.a. Creationism). He recently countered the flack he's received as follows:

Some LGF readers ask me: Am I “obsessed?” Do I “hate Christians?” Why do I keep “harping” on this issue?

Answer: The top 3 GOP governors in America are all creationists, who have no problems with teaching pseudo-science to American children.

That’s why. This is wrong, and it’s one reason why the Democrats now control both houses of Congress. If this anti-scientific insanity continues, the Democrats will be in power for the next 20 years.

There are many things I admire about Governors Jindal, Pawlenty, and Sanford. But when they start spouting this Know-Nothing nonsense rejecting the theory of evolution — well, at that point they've lost me. 

Can we please find someone capable of becoming a national political leader who embraces capitalism and free enterprise, and rejects the growing socialism of the Democratic Party, but isn't a religious nut who rejects science and reason?


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2 Responses to “Turning the GOP into the Know-Nothing Party”

  1. mahndisa said

    02 24 09

    You are right. Unless the rift between libertarian minded free marketers and zealouts gets fixed, then the GOP may very well have a schism. AND if they schism, I will belong to the libertarian leaning branch. I am saddened that this disconnect in scientific knowledge has affected educational policy on a statewide basis ala Kansas and Louisiana. We had better fix that, otherwise we will never be technologically saavy again! Nice blog!

  2. rgcombs said

    Another argument against government having a near-monopoly in education.

    Thanks for the kind words, and thanks for stopping by!

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