Friday, August 10, 2007

An Open Letter to Governor Perry

Dear Governor Rick Perry,

As a long-time resident of Texas, I am appalled by your appointment of Mr. McLeroy as the Chairman of the State Board of Education.

I was hoping that Texas would be able to avoid the embarrasment that states like Kansas, Ohio, and Pennsylvania have endured at the hands of the Discovery Institute and the Intelligent Design Creationism movement, but your appointment has almost certainly placed us in that camp.

How much are you willing to sacrifice the future of our children, our economy, and our self-respect to take us back into the dark ages of pseudo science? That is surely where Mr. McLeroy wants to take us.

Please, replace Mr. McLeroy with someone more moderate. Do it for our children. Do it out of respect for Texas. Do it before we are all tainted by the fiasco of another Dover-like trial.

Above all, please do it now, before it's too late.


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