It never, ever fails. Just when you think there is no way California can top [whatever its latest bit of liberal buffoonery happens to be], the people and legislators of the Golden State manage to one-up themselves. And sadly, often the victims of California’s rush to the bottom are children, as is the case with the state’s most recent act of liberal lunacy.SFGate reports a San Francisco-area legislator is trying to codify into state law a mandate that school children be taught “about Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election” by making it a required topic in history classes.
Forget that all the information is not yet in. Forget that “history” — in this case — is an event that happened less than 90 days ago. Like so many liberals, at least one California lawmaker just can’t come to grips with the reality America is rejecting the left’s twisted ideology and thus wants to make sure California school children are forever taught that it was Putin, not failed a presidency and grassroots revolt, that swept Donald J. Trump into the Oval Office.According to the story, which was originally written by Jill Tucker, a staff writer for the San Francisco Chronicle:
“Assemblyman Marc Levine, D-San Rafael, said he is introducing a bill to require the State Board of Education to develop curriculum to ensure “all California students will learn how the Russian government conspired to influence the United States Presidential Election to elect Donald Trump,” according to his office.”This is alarming on a number of levels.
First of all, neither Levine nor anyone else has ever defined what “hacking the election” actually looks like. What are we talking about here? Did Russia somehow tap into voting machines in Pennsylvania and cause votes cast for Hillary Clinton to be converted to Donald Trump? Did Russia artificially skew the polling data being used by the liberal news media all night long on election night and cause it to say Hillary was en route to a landslide? What?
Or are the Levines of the world upset that they had a corrupt politician dumb enough to carry out her nefarious activities via email on an unsecured server, with those emails eventually exposed to the public? If that’s the case, then isn’t this an instance of misplaced aggression? One would think Levine et. al. would be more upset that their candidate and party were corrupt in the first place than with that corruption being exposed, regardless of who did the exposing.But what’s really disturbing is information contained later in the column. Tucker goes on to report that:
“Levine said if California requires state curriculum to include the information, other states would likely follow suit. “California is the largest textbook market in the nation,” he said. “Textbooks approved in our state are used throughout the country.”
If that isn’t the most terrifying news of all, it’s running a close second to whatever is.
[Note: This article was written by Derrick Wilburn]