Their headline tells the tale: Matt Bevin must be held accountable for the damage he has done to Kentucky. It was written by Roger L. Guffey, described as a retired teacher. Here are some excerpts, with bold font added by us for emphasis, and occasional Curmudgeonly interjections that look [like this]:
Napoleon Bonaparte once remarked, “In politics, stupidity is not a handicap.” Perhaps no politician epitomizes that maxim better than Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin. Bevin is an astonishingly ignorant man whose attacks on public schools and teachers have made national headlines. Among other things, he has called public school teachers thugs, selfish and short-sighted, and accused us of having temper tantrums.
Throughout his article, Guffey has links supporting his accusations, but to save time we’re leaving them out. You can click over there to check out his sources. Then he says:
But Bevin’s sheer lunacy is best illustrated by his comments on the teacher sickouts during the protests on his attacks on our retirement pensions. He guaranteed that children were sexually and physically abused and drank poison as a direct result of those sickouts.
We can see why a Kentucky teacher would have problems with Bevin, but then it gets even more interesting. Guffey tells us:
His solution to the ills of the public schools is to have students bring Bibles to school and teach Bible classes under an unconstitutional “In God We Trust” posting that he claims harkens back to the Judeo-Christian principles upon which this country is founded. Never mind that President John Adams said, “The Government of the United States of America is not, in any sense, founded on the Christian religion.”
There’s more to that sentence. Those words are in Article 11 of the Treaty of Tripoli, which was signed by President John Adams.
Guffey goes on and on, listing a bunch of things that would be primarily of interest to Kentucky voters, but he fails to mention the one thing Bevin did for which he is remembered around here. We described it in Hambo’s Glorious Court Victory.
Hambo always brags about his court victory assuring that his Ark Encounter would receive a sales tax rebate. But as we explained in our post, there wasn’t any court decision in his favor. At a very preliminary stage, well before the trial began, Bevin instructed the state’s lawyers to stop fighting the case, so Hambo’s “victory” was the result of a political decision — by Bevin.
That’s why we agree with what Guffey says at the end of his article:
Undoubtedly, as the election approaches, Bevin will play the same hot-button issues of abortion, same-sex marriage and religion in school to distract voters from his callous and injurious administration that has damaged the state and its citizens. Don’t let those issues distract you from holding him accountable for the damage he has done to our state. Let’s show him the door like it’s nobody’s business.
According to Wikipedia’s article titled 2019 Kentucky gubernatorial election, election day is 05 November. Bevin is a Republican (alas, so many seem to be creationists these days). His Democrat opponent is Andy Beshear. He’s been Attorney General of the state, and he may be no better — we don’t really know.
Anyway, Bevin’s gotta go, so we conclude by saying: Good article, Roger Guffey!
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