Many parents of children attending elementary school in Alameda, in suburban Oakland, California, and adjacent to San Franciso, where the worst of America seems to originate, are angry with the schools’ position on the need to include the contribution of gays, lesbians, transgenders etcetera in the curriculum aimed at the elementary age group. For some bizarre reason, possibly politically correct(?), the powers that be in that demented portion of our land seem to think that the children will benefit from such an education, making them more accepting of the gay and lesbian life style.
I am finding difficulty defining those people who have made major impacts upon ours and the world’s history who might fit into any of those categories, unless enormous closets kept these people hidden throughout the ages. Its it possible that Julius Caesar came into this world as the real Calpurnia.? Or was Joan de Arc really Jacques? I would find it difficult to believe that our founding fathers were really our founding transgenders, but of course such surgical interventions were not available in 1776, or were they? What is it that motivates people such as those who feel such information will better the lives and education of our children? Sex education, proper diet, where to eat should be the responsibility of parents and not the government by virtue of its Secretary of Education when this country did far better prior to James Earl Carter’s divination that this cabinet position was essential. He didn’t do any thing else well either. While our freedoms allow for minorities to have their say, it does not allow for them to impose their will on the people of America who find their pretense objectionable.
There is absolutely no substance to the suggestion that the life styles of people have made positive contribution to the history of the world or the United States. As a rule, life styles, away from the norm and aberrant historically have led to the decline of the Roman Empire, the abolition of most of the European monarchies and the removal of the revolutionaries that followed. It is my hope that the will of intelligent California parents will over ride these proposals that will do little to advance the education of their children.