At Least They Are Open About It
Those of us who believe that the right wing religious nuts want to abolish not only the Department of Education but public education itself now have proof that they and the administration are in cahoots. From the Washington Post is a story about the Council on National Policy, a group which has as its active supporters the guru to the President Stephen Bannon, Commie Conway and the not-so-smart new Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos and her family.
Here’s some of what they believe
It also says states should encourage K-12 public schools to post the Ten Commandments, teach Bible classes and recognize holidays such as Easter and Christmas; promote instruction “from a Judeo-Christian perspective”; and remove “secular-based sex education materials from school facilities.”
Now the group is entitled to its views and entitled to push its views. But the group is pretty clandestine.
Names of the council’s members are closely held. But the Southern Poverty Law Center published a 2014 membership directory showing that Stephen K. Bannon — now chief White House strategist for President Trump — was a member and that Kellyanne Conway — now counselor to the president — served on the council’s executive committee.
Its hundreds of members are a who’s who of prominent figures on the Christian right, including former lawmakers and leaders in social activism, business and think tanks. Their thrice-yearly meetings are held in undisclosed locations, and every four years GOP presidential candidates show up to address the crowd and seek their favor.
You see, these right winger know they cannot get
support them if everyone knew their positions, so the stealth movement using useful
idiots like DeVos and Conway are about the only strategy they have. And the danger to America, with everyone distracted
by other things it just might work.