Skip to comments.Is it too late to give Texas back to Mexico?
Posted on 06/15/2010 12:14:35 PM PDT by AmericaUnite
Its not that I have anything against Mexico; love the country; love the people. Its just that I would like to edge the state of Texas over the border and out of America. My issues with the Lone Star State, aside from the fact that it nurtured and launched the career of George Bush, is that the Texas school board has staged an intellectual coup détat, voting in changes to the school curricula based on political and religious bias rather than educational criteria.
In this case, the board is pushing an ultra-conservative, Christian agenda. But no religious or political agenda would be acceptable.
This is a cautionary tale because what happens in Texas doesnt necessarily stay in Texas. Textbook publishers are paying close attention. According to published reports, over the last year, they sent curriculum writers to the contentious Texas school board meetings to see which way the political winds were blowing down there.
Publishers are in the business of selling books; if evolution is a nonstarter and creationism is to be embraced, the publishers will tweak their texts accordingly. Of course, those same books will be purchased by other states, which may not concur with Texans religious theory. But Texas has 4.8 million schoolchildren, and business is business or, as Molly Ivins, the great Texas writer, used to say, Bidness is bidness.
In the past, the influence of conservatives on the Texas Board of Education has been balanced by the liberal influence of California, the largest purchaser of textbooks. However, because of the economic collapse, California has put off purchasing any new books until 2014. So, Texas rules.
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I often wonder who pays for this free ink and paper and their far left views. Oh, excuse me, they do have Al D'Amato./s
Where’s the “Barf Alert?”
“In this case, the board is pushing an ultra-conservative, Christian agenda.”
As opposed to the Godless left agenda?
Mexico is doing a pretty good job of getting Texas (and NM, and AZ, and CA) back on their own, without our giving it to them. This woman only needs a little patience... Our government sure won’t interfere.
Take her name down so we know she has no right to bitch when we leave.
But teaching kids homosexuality and environmental religion and using the public education system as a social-engineering tool while sabotaging their math and reading skills by teaching to the lowest-common-denominator is not "an intellectual coup détat."
Fingers crossed. I do not really want to be part of a country that nurtures O-holes like the author.
Wow. Dont mess with Texas, pal. We’re big hearted out here, but we dont take kindly to foulmouthed outsiders.
And Ill tell you what, I may not think a great deal of creationism, but I know that Texas is big enough for me to educate my kids any which way I want, when the time comes.
Last, but not least? You gotta watch how you run your mouth. Much more of this sort of nonsense, and you may get a texas size knuckle sandwich headed your way.
Texas would revert back to its independent republic status and be much more successful than NY. It would instantly become the Switzerland of North America.
Let’s just give liberals to Africa. They can diversify and enlighten.
California used to dominate textbook selection for the US. Their poor governance and decision making made them too broke to buy new books.
Ah, the myth of ideological/worldview neutrality.
Secular Humanism, to these people, is the “neutral” worldview.
Do like I did.
Lived in Round Rock, Tx and got a similar ‘free’ paper thrown on our porch weekly. Called them and demanded that they cease and desist throwing their garbage on my lawn or on my porch.
The response was “This is a free, community paper, you should be happy to get such a product free”. I told them that I was willing to stock pile my garbage, and drop it off at thieir residence of business, and that I would do so if they continued to throw their garbage on my property.
They got rude, and I kept firm. Told them to keep their unwanted, unsolicited trash off my porch, and I would keep my chicken guts, fish guts, coffee grounds off of theirs.
Yes, it worked .... Your mailbox is YOUR property, your lawn, and porch are YOUR property - they cannot force you to take their product - as much as they may think they can, the fact is that they are banking their entire business model on the fact that you will not call them and tell them to cease and desist.
Call their bluff. Torgue them off. My favorite comment was “That means we have to manually go through our distrubution packages and remove YOUR address” My reply “Sounds like your problem, not mine ... I don’t want your garbage and I know you don’t want mine”.
Mexico is doing a pretty good job of getting Texas (and NM, and AZ, and CA) back on their own, without our giving it to them. This woman only needs a little patience... Our government sure wont interfere.
Yep Hispanics in the Texas K -1 12 school system are just about to be come the majority. They are the majority in something over 300 of the ISDs. As one Hispanic said “we are taking Texas back one baby at a time”.
Without Texas, Iowa would never have had Hayden Fry !
The ultra conservative and Christian agenda is requiring schools/text books to include such things as how our nation was founded (freedom of religion) and the religious beliefs of the founding fathers. No, she’s not prejudiced in the least /sarc.
Her main complaint is about the content in school textbooks. Doofus does not know that the state of Texas is the largest customer by volume of textbooks, so the publisher sets the standard to the largest buyer.
Oh wait, she is a journalist. Must have been smoking dope during econ 101. And she wants to give away a portion of our country? Hey babe, the valley counties vote democrat overwhelmingly. Take a look at the red/blue county map from the last election.
I say this as a life long Texan -
Give Texas back to Mexico? - not sure we'd be a whole lot worse off than we are now. The idiots in Washington seem absolutely poised to turn America into a 3rd world banana republic. We might have as good or better odds to take a 3rd world banana republic (Mexico) and try to turn it into America.
What a whiner!!! So instead of saying “Constitutional Democracy” kids are taught “Constitutional Republic!” Oh the horror to learn to correctly identify what type of country a kind lives in! Sheeze......
“the Texas school board has staged an intellectual coup détat, voting in changes to the school curricula based on political and religious bias rather than educational criteria”
Horror of horrors! Liberals would never, ever, ever let anything but non-biased “educational criteria” dictate curricula. It’s not like they ever let politics intrude on what they teach. Also, the term “politically correct” never was coined, gender-race-class “studies” never existed, up is down, and hamburgers eat people.
Sorry, had to ping you guys to Texas story. Not sure who all of the other Texans are, but interesting to say the least so put up who I remember are from TX.
To the Author of this article... get out of Texas and YOU GO to Mexico.. LIBSCUM!
Just more proof of mental illness thriving in the scumbag liberal circles...
With Open borders Perry in charge, you won’t have to worry about giving back. He’s invited a hostile takeover.
What a moron. First, Texas is not “your’s” to give away. Second, we really won’t mind leaving the Union, or at least I wouldn’t. Third, Mexico has no claim on Texas - period. For the illiterate RATs (sorry about being redundant), we (with the help of individuals who on their own came to Texas) threw out the tyrants from Mexico and became the Republic of Texas. We decided to join the Union. If we leave, we go back to the Republic of Texas - never, will Mexican tyrants gain control of Texas.
It has taken 6 decades of my life to come to the inescapable conclusion that this ‘Union’ is finished. Finito! Dead! Beyond Repair. Now that there isn’t an industrial advantage with the North, right-thinking states should finally put the actuality of secession to the test and not rely on some half-assed SC or ancient former Presidential decision to decide for us. It will not get any better as it is going.
No. Texas fought for its Independence and paid for it with the blood of patriots. To give Texas away would be to dishonor America and those who sacrificed themselves for such a great State.
And we know DEMOCRAPS would never do that...
However, because of the economic collapse, California has put off purchasing any new books until 2014. So, Texas rules.How about we get our textbooks from some state that still speaks English???
Maybe Montana or North Dakota or someplace like that?
Says it all. Hope everybody tells her, too. All I can think of is the blood shed for freedom. As far as illegals I want to scream, "OK you pay the bills!"
I was hating on her until she got to the Bill Martin thing, and I have to admit, that was embarrassing.
Just because their textbook committees are too lazy to do their own research doesn't mean they have to use the textbooks we decide upon.
One of the changes referred to is to call the USA a "Constitutional Republic" and not a Democracy. Can you believe these people in Texas wanting to be accurate? the gall of them!
This crazy woman needs to kept on Long Island.
Interesting opinions from a journalist.
Kinda like telling the legitimate citizens of Israel to get the Hell out.
I am upset that I wasted part of my life reading the ignorant sluts rant.
Typical Northeastern elitist trashing of Texas. I hear much of the same swill up here in Minnestoopid as well. Damnyankees!
If Liberals truly wanted to save the country, they would all hang themselves.....
We are a Constitutional Republic - never were a democracy - thank God!
I was of the opinion that we might play the appeasment game and give CALIFORNIA to Mexico and in return the Mexicans would need to leave Texas.
Americans have no intention of giving Texas back to Mexico. You however Ms Kreiss, can leave for and stay in this Mexico you so love anytime you want.
Works for me.
Note to Randi Kreiss -- Listen, b!tch, your precious California will be ceded to Mexico LONG before Texas.
Tell this liberal loon what you think!
First of all she is posting this to a a Long Island paper. What do the libtards in NYC Burbs know about Texas?
Secondly, Texas was an independent nation and so we CAN'T give it back to Mexico, but we can give restore its Independence
;) (I bet that will make their bleeding heart eyeballs bleed in Nassau Co as well as bring joy to the Patriots in the Lone Star State!)
Third, I bet if NY paid their bills and lived within their means I'm sure they could ignore what happens in Texas and buy their own (and definitely liberally slanted of course) text books
LOL! Only a complete dolt would not see the current left-ward tilt in school textbooks. And since Kreiss is a huge LGBT supporter it's not hard to see way she's against teaching history in text books.
Kriess - 20 years ago
I’ve got a better idea for you, Randi Kreiss. You go to Mexico and we’ll stay right here. Adios.