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← Tennessee Goes Monkey Again

caseyg5's Avatar Jump to comment 9 by caseyg5

@Comment 8 by Locka, Once you convince yourself that God is on your side, you may do as you wish in violating federal law. Such laws are put up, knocked down, and put up again and again because the devoted are doing God's work battling Satan. To the masses in these states, colleges are controlled by the dirty secularists who must be destroyed at all costs. As I recall the story, the withering criticism heaped upon Tennessee in 1925 didn't sway the faithful, but it did the banks and businesses who stood to lose from the bad publicity. If the state realizes that their kids won't be accepted to college for being ill-prepared, that visitors won't come to spend money, that federal grant funding will be withheld for state projects, then they may do what eventually happened in Tennessee, leave the law on the books to placate the faithful but simply not enforce it.

Mon, 02 Apr 2012 14:06:12 UTC | #931907