In the Times-Picayune of New Orleans we read For Kopplins, lobbying in state Capitol will be a family affair. It’s about something we’ve discussed before: Zachary Kopplin’s Campaign to Repeal Louisiana’s Creationism Law.
As you know, Zack is a high school student who is trying to repeal the anti-science, anti-reason, anti-evolution madness imposed on Louisiana by almost the entire state legislature and their creationist-exorcist Governor. Here are some excerpts, with bold font added by us:
Andy Kopplin, Mayor Mitch Landrieu’s chief administrative officer, probably won’t be the only member of his family pressing a case in Baton Rouge this spring.
While the mayor’s right-hand man likely will trek up Interstate 10 to lobby the Legislature on city matters, his son, Baton Rouge Magnet High School senior Zack Kopplin, plans to push for the repeal of the Louisiana Science Education Act, a 2008 law that governs how local school systems can introduce supplemental materials into science lessons on topics such as evolutionary biology, global warming and cloning.
Political talent seems to run in the family. In case you missed it before, this is a link to Zack’s website for his campaign: High School Student Launches Campaign to Repeal Louisiana’s Creationism Law. Let’s read on in the Times-Picayune:
Though the act doesn’t mention creationism or “intelligent design,” wrangling since the bill’s introduction has revolved around those topics. Livingston Parish School Board members have cited the law in their push to mandate that creationism be part of the science curriculum.
Yes indeed — the creationist school board in that parish understood very well what the law’s purpose was. See Louisiana Creationism: World-Class Idiocy. We continue:
Asked about his son’s political initiative, Kopplin called his eldest child “smart, courageous and relentless.”
“Every 17-year-old, you know, they are quite independent thinkers,” he said. “I’m extraordinarily proud of him. He’s a strong-willed young man, and I’m proud of him.”
You have good reason to be proud of your boy, Andy. Here’s how the article ends:
The elder Kopplin also has served as chief of staff to two Louisiana governors and as executive director of the Louisiana Recovery Authority. As for whether father and son might cross paths in the halls of the Capitol this spring, “I suspect you’ll see him there,” Andy Kopplin said.
And we’ll blogging about it. Stay tuned, dear reader.
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