Dispatches from the Creation Wars

A Virginia Assembly committee has soundly rejected Charles Carrico’s proposal to amend the state constitution, which was written by Thomas Jefferson himself. Thankfully there was some sanity, with 4 Republicans on the committee joining 6 Democrats to reject the bill.

“Having survived 219 years of honored Virginia tradition, can we really improve on the language of Thomas Jefferson and James Madison?” asked Sen. John S. Edwards (D-Roanoke).

Indeed not. Looks like Alabama’s title as the looniest state is safe for now.


  1. #1 Guitar Eddie
    February 23, 2005

    Perhaps it’s time for conservative, right-wing Christians to follow the advice of the Souther Baptist Convention’s president. Namely, to pull their children and themselves out of the public schools. After all, they are the ones who are constantly bellyaching about how they are abused by the system.

    Why not just “turn on, tune in, and drop out?” (Timothy Leary, circa 1967)

  2. #2 decrepitoldfool
    February 24, 2005

    Why not “turn on, tune in, and drop out?” Because then they couldn’t force our kids to drink their Kool-aid, that’s why.

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