A call for action on HB 1194 - "Teach the US and WA State Constitution" bill
from Monte Benham
The constitution bill (HB1194) had a one hour and 15 minute hearing on March 4. Thirteen citizens spoke in favor and two spoke against. The WEA opposed the HB1194, so the committee chairman refused to allow a vote. Thus, our children have been sentenced to another year of ignorance. Here are three wake-up calls for you to consider.
1. The first wake-up call was when the 9th circuit court ruled that our children cannot say "under God" in the pledge If the schools were teaching the foundation of government, the citizens would have said: "Judge, the Declaration of Independence and our state constitutions make it clear "our rights are free gift's from God and the purpose of government is to protect individual rights."
2. The second wake-up call came from Governor Locke. There are no questions on civics, government, or founding fathers on the state's WASL test and Governor Locke wants to keep it that way.
3. Now, the education committee chairman refuses to let the education committee vote on a bill that provides general guidelines to insure the relationship of the Declaration of Independence to the state and federal constitutions are taught. HB1194 would also require students be tested on our founding documents.
If you need further proof, listen to the testimony and judge for yourself by going to:
HB 1194 calls for teaching the US and WA State Constitutions, Improving Education without Increasing Taxes
The only way to get this bill heard is to ask each member of the legislature to override the chairman's veto by requesting HB1194 be brought to the entire house for a vote. You can get the email address of the state legislators by clicking here: http://www.leg.wa.gov/house/members/email/
Be sure to include your name, address, and telephone number.
"Eternal Vigilance is the price of Liberty.....And you too must pay the price to secure its blessings". ---- President Andrew Jackson.
How many wake-up calls do we need?
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