Oh, Oklahoma. Why … ? Why did you elect Dan Fisher to public office?
Fisher is a Baptist preacher who spends his weekends dressing up as a Revolutionary War era preacher to sell his book series about Revolutionary War era preachers, and now he’s also an Oklahoma Republican lawmaker.
In addition, Fisher is also behind a new bill in Oklahoma that would replace traditional AP U.S. History courses with a selection of sermons, religious sermons, a section on the Ten Commandments, and more than a few Ronald Reagan speeches because he thinks current history courses, while focusing on the positive aspects of American history, also tell takes about the negative side of the United States — like slavery and the slaughter or relocation of Native peoples.
Now, to be fair, kids in Oklahoma will still be able to learn about the Federalist Papers and other founding documents, the Magna Carta, United States Supreme Court decisions, Franklin Roosevelt's first inaugural address, and Kennedy's inaugural address, but after that time frame the curriculum includesnothing from any Democratic president since Lyndon Johnson
In other words: the Bible rules and the Constitution, and history, and Separation of Church and State, don’t exist. Fisher doesn’t so much want to clean up history of negativity as he wants to rewrite history to push his Bible-thumping agenda.
Oklahoma? Again, why … ? And if you cannot answer that question answer this one: who’s gonna pay the nearly $4 million it will cost to implement Fisher’s bill?
You, Oklahoma taxpayers, you; and you’ll keep paying for it and paying for it ….