Okay so we started the day with Rick Perry and we’ll end with him, because there is just so much there to dissect, and Rassumsen Reports just released a poll showing him leading all the contenders.
Take a look at this video from Think Progress:
For those who can’t watch videos here is part of what is said :
QUESTION: I would like to know your position on the federal government’s role in my children’s education.
PERRY: I don’t think the federal government has a role in your children’s education. . . . I know there’s probably a few of you in here who have not read my book “Fed Up.” But I talk about the intrusion into our lives by the federal government in a host of different areas. Education is one of them.
That is bad enough, after all if the Federal government does not have a role, why should it be spending any money on the education of children in Texas? But there is an even deeper point that the intellectually shallow Perry misses and maybe someone should ask him about it.
Without the Federal government schools would have never desegregated. Now I know that Republicans feel like the desegregation of schools is part of the problem with the Federal government but someone should ask Governor Perry if he thinks that having the Feds stay out and having separate but “equal” schools would have been a good thing?
After all if it had been left to the people of Mississippi and Alabama and Georgia there would have never been black students going to school with white students. Surely as someone who has a chance to be the nominee of one of the parties where the next president will be elected from needs to weigh in on that (gods greater and lesser knows he is willing to weigh in on just about everything else).
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