Donald Trump just can’t stop considering the worst of the worst for cabinet positions.
Not even a week has gone by since Trump met with right-wing donor Betsy DeVos to discuss the position of Secretary of Education. DeVos is an advocate for school vouchers who would pour federal tax dollars into private school coffers, thus depriving public schools of the funding they need.
DeVos also funds an organization that has called for ending child labor laws because “mining would be exciting” for children.
But now Trump is considering a conservative “Christian” bigot for the position.
Jerry Falwell Jr. is a religious right-wing extremist who believes creationism should be taught as fact alongside evolution in science class, assuming that Falwell wouldn’t ban the teaching of evolution outright.
As we should ALL know, creationism is a biblical story that has NO proof supporting it, whereas evolution has a multitude of evidence, which is why it is taught in science classes across the nation.
Falwell is also vehemently anti-gay and is a hypocrite considering he supported Trump despite the allegations of sexual assault and the fact that Trump bragged about groping women without their permission.
“I met with the president-elect and several of his top advisers to discuss what role I might be able to play with regard to education,” Falwell told the Washington Post. “It was a very good discussion.”
But in general, Falwell added, he takes a skeptical view of regulators at the Education Department. “It’s troubling to see how much they’re micromanaging colleges and universities, using their power, through financial aid and student loan programs,” Falwell said. “That’s been a concern of mine for a long time.”
Jerry Falwell would destroy the wall of separation between church and state and force religion into our public system in an effort to indoctrinate our kids. And considering the fact that Falwell is hostile toward other religious beliefs, he’ll likely trample all over the religious freedom of non-Christian students.
So it appears that no matter who Trump picks it is clear that he is trying to burn down our education system, which would seriously f*ck America and put an end to any chance we had at competing with the rest of the developed world.
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