Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., speaks at the Iowa State Fair, Saturday, Aug. 10, 2019, in Des Moines, Iowa. (AP Photo/John Locher)
I miss school.
I mean the idea of it.
That is to say, the old idea — a place where people go to learn the broad-stroke facts of history, geography, science, social studies, english, and literature.
I don’t think they have that anymore.
They replaced it with something else.
And on Sunday, Elizabeth Warren dug deep into that new world.
The 2020 hopeful’s sockin’ it to Christian schools — as president, she won’t be allowing them to discriminate. At least, she doesn’t want ’em to get tax credits:
“States should focus on funding public schools, not private ones—especially not ones that maintain anti-LGBTQ+ policies. We must ensure every kid—especially LGBTQ+ kids—can get a high-quality public education.
States should focus on funding public schools, not private ones—especially not ones that maintain anti-LGBTQ+ policies. We must ensure every kid—especially LGBTQ+ kids—can get a high-quality public education. https://t.co/hxKap5Ofjm
— Elizabeth Warren (@ewarren) January 26, 2020
As for the Huffpost article, it outlines Espinoza v. Montana Department of Revenue, involving tax funds and private schools:
Of the 13 schools that had signed up to participate in the Montana tax credit program as of 2018, when the program was shut down, four have anti-LGBTQ policies. One of these schools, Stillwater Christian School, is attended by the children of the plaintiffs in the case, who say they would benefit from the program.
Here’s how the outlet describes Stillwater:
Stillwater Christian School in Kalispell, Montana, says in its handbook that “God wonderfully and immutably creates each person as male or female” and “God created marriage to be exclusively the union of one man and one woman.” It also says that “students and campus visitors must use restrooms, locker rooms, and changing facilities conforming with their biological sex.”
Back to Elizabeth: She won’t stand for that.
Let’s talk strategy: It seems to me the Democratic dais is comprised of people who don’t understand what they’re competing for. Rather than jockeying for the vote of America, they appear to be caught in a woke-a-thon: He/she who is more Left wins. In Liz’s tweet, it isn’t “including LGBTQ+ kids;” it’s “especially.”
Let’s be clear: Transgender equality is the civil rights issue of our time. There is no room for compromise when it comes to basic human rights.
— Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) January 25, 2020
“[The Equality Act] will be the first thing I ask to be done.”
Not only is my above description not what the general election will be, but it’s not what’s most poised to snag the nomination — in my view, the average Democratic voter is less-than-far-Left of center.
Irrespective of the situation in Montana, I believe all the candidates vying for their place behind the Oval Office desk would do much better to stick to issues concerning most Americans, about which most Americans are concerned.
Am I right? I guess we’ll find out in a few months — all four of us: me, you, Joe, and Elizabeth Warren.
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