Back again, and pissed
Perhaps the most significant outrage, of course, is the conscious choice of the right wing to make Americans ignorant and stupid. Because thoughtful people become Democrats, "ignorance is strength" is the real Republican motto. Ruy Texiera wrote that as Americans become more educated, they also become more Democratic. The obvious counter to this is to make Americans more ignorant. That'll make 'em good Rethugs. It's the basis of the whole "creation science" or "intelligent design" campaign. Make rational thought and the scientific method invalid, and all evaluation becomes replaced by faith and manipulated public opinion. Shall we vote on the value of pi? Three makes more sense than some "irrational" number.