Wednesday, December 10, 2008

"Stupidity Is Not Necessarily Unconstitutional"

So says Judge John E. Jones III, the George W. Bush appointee who presided over the 2005 Intelligent design trial, Kitzmiller v. Dover Area School District in Dover, Pennsylvania. This was the trial that essentially sunk any chance of allowing creationism to be taught as an alternative to evolution in public school science classes from a constitutional standpoint.

Via Charles Johnson at LGF, here's a neat video of a presentation and Q & A session with Judge Jones at Case Western University. His main point throughout is the sorry state of civics education in the public realm, and that he hopes trials like this will remind people about the elegant genius that is our US Constitution.

Also, be careful who you elect to your school board.

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