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"This Is Our Country and We're Going to Take It Back"

The closing paragraphs of a story in today's New York Times, "Christian Conservatives Turn to Statehouses", on how conservatives are pressing their agenda (anti-abortion, anti-gay rights, pro-creationism) at the state level:

State Representative Cynthia Davis of Missouri prefiled two bills for the next session of the Legislature that she said "reflect what people want." One would remove the state's requirement that all forms of contraception and their potential health effects be taught in schools, leaving the focus on abstinence. Another would require publishers that sell biology textbooks to Missouri to include at least one chapter with alternative theories to evolution.

"These are common-sense, grass-roots ideas from the people I represent, and I'd be very surprised if a majority of legislators didn't feel they were the right solutions to these problems," Ms. Davis said.

"It's like when the hijackers took over those four planes on Sept. 11 and took people to a place where they didn't want to go," she added. "I think a lot of people feel that liberals have taken our country somewhere we don't want to go. I think a lot more people realize this is our country and we're going to take it back."

I suppose she could have been slightly clearer by actually coming out and saying, "liberals are terrorists," but still...

Anyway, Representative Davis, this isn't just your country, or that of your supporters. It belongs to all Americans. And this American most certainly does not want to go where you're taking his country.


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