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Arizona, the Role Model State

For some, Arizona Governor Jan Brewer’s signature upon her state's newly minted state immigration law rivaled Scott Brown’s Massachusetts Senate election win for the title of "Best Conservative Moment of 2010."

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Bernard Chapin

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May 14, 2010 - 12:01 am
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Arizona Governor Jan Brewer’s signature upon that state’s newly minted state immigration law rivaled Scott Brown’s Massachusetts Senate election win for the title of “Best Conservative Moment of 2010.” It convincingly corrected the federal government’s previous and unofficial policy of “We Won’t Ask, You Won’t Tell” in regards to the presence of illegal aliens in the United States. For most of us on the right, “Thank God for Arizona!” embodies all that need be said. Copper State politicians appear to be superior to those in every other jurisdiction. More inspiration emanated from the southwest shortly thereafter when Arizona’s legislature outlawed the teaching of revolution and ethnic supremacy in the public schools.

Specifically, “HB 2281 prohibits a school district or charter school from including courses or classes that either promote the overthrow of the United States government or promote resentment toward a race or class of people.”

The edict is obvious but (unfortunately) greatly needed. Moreover, heroism like this provides a blue print on how to roll back statist tyranny — step by step, politically correct tumor by politically correct tumor.

If Republicans on aggregate mimicked Arizona’s example it would not be long before we succeeded in taking our country back.

The left is terrified of this eventuality and an “Arizona contagion,” i.e., other states forging and passing similar reforms.

Democratic panjandrums realize that if conservatives learn how to fight assertively and creatively — and abandon their gentlemanly countenance — then their dreams of domination will be deader than Saul Alinsky.

HB 2281 is needed not only in Arizona but in every American classroom because it provides firm guidelines for what teachers can and cannot say. This is essential as within gray areas indoctrination thrives.

All U.S. citizens finance government schools via property and sales taxation. We do so in the belief that it will result not in reprogramming but in an education for the young.

Dedicating oneself to promoting a Mexican Reconquista, developing grievances against your homeland, and learning about the history of one group of people at the expense of another is not what the taxpayers envisioned.

Yet what radicals do in their classrooms is precisely the opposite of enlightenment. They “indoctrinate” or close the minds of students. Thus, it is in the interest of every sensible person to make sure that the pedagogy children receive is based on history and fact rather than leftist orthodoxy.

Atop any list of objectives for schooling is the need to prepare children for later life, but memorizing and parroting a neo-Marxist perspective only sabotages future success … unless a kid wants to become Reverend Al Sharpton.

Indeed, the guiltist political orientation of the millennial generation can be directly attributed to the shame-based proselytism they received in school.

While Arizona’s statute is confined to improving curriculums in school districts rather than universities (the greater fount of anti-American multicultural sludge), codifying that there is something foul about the promotion of “resentment toward a race or class of people” is a superb outcome.

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