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Don’t Forget To Vote

datePosted on 14:38, April 7th, 2009 by Kosmic Kurt

Today the State of Wisconsin has two important elections of interest to us non-theists. The position of State Supreme Court Justice and that of Superintendent of Public Instruction.  Both are pretty much a no-brainer for us. In the Supreme Court race we have challenger Randy Koschnick who is suported by the religious right. He is verbally anti-gay to the extend of recently chastising the Iowa Supreme Court for upholding constitutional rights. I formally endorse Shirley Abrahamson as an excellent and fair judge. We do not need a radical right-winged intollerant extrmist running our court system.

In the battle for Superintendant of Public Instruction I don’t see much to argue about either. Rose Fernandez is supported by many religious organizations and is a proponent of home schooling! That’s right. The person running to take control of the State’s public education advocates home schooling.  Furthermore, Fernandez, who is a nurse, has never worked for the public school system. Her opponent, Tony Evers has served the State of Wisconsin for over 30 years. He does not favor home schooling and is very much against taking money away from public schools. Wisconsin schools are in need of much reform. Our educational standards need to be restructured. However, home schooling and funneling money to religious organizations is not the way to do it.