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JHJEFFERY's Avatar Jump to comment 23 by JHJEFFERY

I think Rep. Hamilton needed a letter from us that was not so negative as many of you may have written so I dropped her this note of encouragement:
Dear Representative Hamilton:

I have become aware that you are investigating the appearance and speaking engagement of evolutionist and atheist Richard Dawkins at the University of Oklahoma. I, for one, write to applaud you. I grew up in Arkansas (that's right, Epperson v. Arkansas--the "monkey case") and now live in Florida where creationists are fighting the good fight to put "teach the controversy" into the state high school science standards so that evolution can be attacked.

I am tired, tired I tell you, of living in states that are the laughingstock of the universe and the knuckle-dragging capitols of the world. Forget about that First Amendment crap--that doesn't apply to Dawkins or his ilk. It's time for Oklahoma to take its rightful place as the most backward state in the union and get me off the hook. Thanks for all.

Keep up the good work.

Very truly yours,

Jerry H. Jeffery, J.D.

Fri, 20 Mar 2009 14:19:00 UTC | #337746