Friday, April 6, 2012

Iowa GOP fabricates crisis, wastes tax dollars

The conspiracy to smuggle right-wing dogma into America's schools runs deep, and one doesn't even need to challenge it to be targeted by those who adhere to it.

Some right-wing nobody is suing a former dean at the University of Iowa's law school because the school won't hire her as a professor. She claims the university rejected her because of her conservative politics. This despite the fact that there's not a shred of evidence to show that's why she was rejected.

This frivolous suit has already wasted countless tax dollars. And now the state Republican Party has demanded that lawmakers launch a lengthy investigation into the university - wasting even more.

Is this anything like how Kentucky (under the incompetent leadership of then-Gov. Ernie "Hey Bert" Fletcher) kept firing employees for not being conservative? Plus, for years, the Kentucky university system has blackballed faculty and investigated students deemed not conservative enough. Where's the lawsuits?

It's both ironic and telling that the Iowa lawsuit involves somebody applying to teach at a law school. If the purpose of laws is to protect people's rights, it seems ironic for a right-wing activist to become a law professor, for modern right-wing orthodoxy exists to deny people their rights. In addition, the fact that right-wing activists try to infiltrate teaching positions (at the expense of dissenters) speaks volumes about their intent to perpetuate their sweeping canon.

This lawsuit should bring heavy sanctions against the plaintiff for wasting the court's time and money.

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