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  •  Arizona, a perennial leader in batshit production (0+ / 0-)

    contributed this prototypical example back in the 80's:

    If a student wants to say the world is flat, the teacher doesn't have the right to prove otherwise.
    I remember when James Cooper (Gov. Evan Mecham's education advisor) uttered the above gem to an Arizona legislative committee in response to a reporter's question.

    I cannot find it online, but I thought Mike Royko's column on the incident captured it perfectly. I may be slightly misquoting (going from memories almost 30 years old), but I believe it concluded something like this:

    Some things really are flat. The top of Jim Cooper's head may be one of them. The earth is not.

    My country, right or wrong; if right, to be kept right; and if wrong, to be set right.
    --Carl Schurz, remarks in the Senate, February 29, 1872

    by leftist vegetarian patriot on Mon Mar 12, 2012 at 10:59:24 AM PDT

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