A Letter To The Editor? Oh, They Won't Print That
The headline on the front page today (GOP plan would slash schools, Chronicle, 12/16) speaks volumes about the priorities of the Republican party as it is currently constituted. Of course they want to cut funding for education; every study and poll out there shows that the more educated a person is, the more likely he or she is to vote Democratic. In these times of dwindling registrations and outright rejection of the Republican brand, it is to their distinct advantage to attempt to dumb down the population of California even further. After all, it's a heck of a lot easier to manipulate uneducated people who lack critical thinking skills into voting against their own best interests than it is to try to sell the bankrupt policies of the GOP to people who can see those policies for what they are, and have experienced just what a mess they've made of this country over the past decade.