Well, of course he does, thinks us. After all, what else could he say? "Iowa needs job growth?" "We need to restore basic services to out citizens?" "We need to balance the budget with a comprehensive package of tax increases and program cuts?" Of course not. Not when there's fascists in the in the toy chest.
Republican Sen. Mark Chelgren said it’s parents’ responsibility to teach young children. “It is not the role of this government to take that away from families and replace it with an indoctrination process by teachers,” Chelgren, a freshman senator from Ottumwa, said shortly after the Senate gaveled in for the afternoon.OK. Considering that with legislators like Markie in charge it won't be long before neither parent has a job making it much easier for them to carry out that "responsibility." Course, the fact that they'll be living in a refrigerator box under the highway will present some unique challenges. Hey, we know. The first lesson can be about representative government and how it is responsive to the needs of the people.
Chelgren took to the microphone again to explain that his statement was “not against preschool,” but “about a parent’s prerogative to make decisions about their children.”Yeah. So when you accuse teachers of indoctrinating children, you're really talking about "prerogatives?" Did you graduate from the Sarah Palin school of public speaking?
“Every argument made about preschool could be made about pre-preschool and pre-pre-preschool and as far back as you want to go until the day they are taken,” Chelgren said.Oh. Um...thanks for clearing that up.
Wait a minute, wait a minute. We missed this the first time we read the article: "Chelgren, a freshman senator from Ottumwa, said shortly after the Senate gaveled in for the afternoon." That explains a lot. Some "freshman senator from Ottumwa" must have had lunch with his two favorite constituents, Jack Daniels and Jim Beam. Please read the warning labels on your medication bottles Representative Chelgren.