Political correctness is apparently more important than educating children. At least that’s the message I take away from a Colorado Democrat’s plan to defund schools that have “unauthorized” mascots. Wielding the self-righteous tomahawk of political correctness, Democrat Joe Salazar has decided to leverage Colorado’s pawns kids as a bargaining chip in his effort to rid the world of “offensive” Native American mascots.
Under the Thornton legislator’s plan, schools will be required to seek permission from Native American tribes for their western-themed mascots, or go without any state funding. (On the bright side, I can now honestly say I’ve seen a Democrat propose a substantial cut to the state’s education spending.) Glossing over the fact that mascots are rarely chosen through malice (after all, no one is asking to use Salazar as a mascot), deciding to strip all K-12 funding because of a team name seems a little draconian.
Salazar has defended his school de-funding program, claiming it is necessary for an inclusive, and sensitive, public policy agenda. After all, we can’t have schools going around naming their teams after some noble piece of Western heritage… I mean, there’s a possibility that someone might get offended, right? Don’t we all have the right to never be offended? Isn’t that listed somewhere in the Bill of Rights, or something? (Seriously, I will pay handsomely for an effective sarcasm font.)
“Legislation doesn’t really change attitudes. Instead it changes behavior,”Salazar said. “You want to continue using your racist and your stereotypical imagery? Then we don’t have to fund that.”
Ok. I get it, Joe. Everyone’s racist (except you, apparently). But thank heavens you’re here to pull funding from our children’s schools because of some misguided belief that any mention of Native Americans is likely derogatory; that should straighten us out real quick.
THEY ARE REALLY PUNISHING THE AMERICAN INDIAN FOR NOT BEING USED LIKE THEY USED THE BLACKS. AMERICAN INDIANS ARE WARRIORS LOVED AND RESPECTED BY REAL AMERICANS. IN THEIR HONOR WE USE THEIR IMAGES TO REPRESENT THE GREAT INDIAN QUALIITIES OF SURVIVAL, BRAVERY AND DISDAIN FOR SLAVERY. GO REDMEN. PARATROOPERS SHOUT GERONIMO.
ACLU. SOUTHERN POVERTY LAW,, FREEDOM FROM RELIGION ARE ALL COMMUNIST FRONT GROUPS.
THEIR GOAL IS THE DESTRUCTION OF THE USA. ATHEISM IS DEVIL WORSHIP AND THEIR SAINTS ARE KARL MARX ,JOSEPH STALIN AND THEIR CHAIRMAN IS MAO. ALL THAT BUILT THIS GREAT NATION THEY INTEND TO DESTROY. THE AMERICAN GOVERNMENT HAS AN OBLIGATION TO USE TAXPAYER MONEY TO DEFEND SMALL DEFENSELESS COMMUNITIES WHO CANNOT FIGHT BIG MONEY COMMUNISTS. FREEDOM OF RELIGION TRUMPS THE COMMUNIST LIE FREEDOM FROM RELIGION. PASS A LAW THAT DEFENDS RELIGION AND NEVER FORGET
ATHEISTS MAKE THE BEST COMMUNISTS AND COMMUNISTS MAKE THE BEST DEMOCRATS.
STOP BEING PLAYED AND TURN THE GAME AROUND.
Fortunately, our Colorado House and Senate are not in session until after New Year's Day. Salazar has way too much time on his hands. He is the same jerk that a couple of years ago suggested that a rape victim was safer without a pistol and to vomit or urinate on the rapist.
these school chose Indians as their mascots because of the bravery shown by Indians during the Indian wars. even today most tribes celebrate their veterans as warriors, when they return for combat. DUH! this story reminds me of the South Park bunch when they set out to name a mascot that didn't offend some one, they came up with the "COWS" as their school mascot. LOL
The Washington Redskins' was the test, now (let's) implement the plan. After awhile, these jerks are so easy to read.
Just another distraction and diversion to the larger agenda. The fact is, Native America images and names were intended to honor the strength, courage, bravery, power and integrity of Native peoples. As someone who is Native American, I find it offensive that the Democrats are trying to remove this honor. By the way, they would have to rename a number of cities, towns, streams and creeks, etc. to be consistent with this effort. What Jack Asses!
if you want to see some inclusive and sensitive treatment by the government with their socialized programs.....please just go to any indian reservation. I visited a "res" in Arizona.......and find me one of your liberal democrats that would want to live there, and believe me the last thing in the world that they are worrying about is what a school or nfl teams logo is. they are more concerned with the high rates of drugs and alcohol, the increasing rate of tuberculosis, school drop out rates and poverty. this shows that these political suites are more concerned about political correctness and politics than stark reality in the real world. once again the American people are being scammed by another liberal cause, which controls your life with more regulations, mandates...and just plane horseshit.
Only the liberals see this as a problem. Again just a decoy watch what the other hand is doing at all times. This is just a debate to rival people. If they defund schools the people will be reacting.
Every time that I read this kind of crap I have to ask myself:
1. Is there no better way to address this? It is ALWAYS the desire of Democrats to get press, not doing anything positive, just get into the press.
2. Don't those dumb SOB's who are driving this, have anything important to be addressing for AMERICAS - LEGAL AMERICANS....
OK, I BEING PART CHEROKEE AM OFFENDED BY YOU JOE. WE WERE PART OF THE COUNTRY BEFORE YOU. I AM VERY OFFENDED BY YOU BY NOT ALLOWING THIS BECAUSE YOU WANT TO STRIP THIS NATION OF ALL TRUE THINGS.
Every politician with the surname "Salazar" should be renamed "Sleazier"! Remember Ken - -the transplant appointed to Department of Interior, by SOBARKA, who made the end-run around the court ruling that reopened drilling in the Gulf, after the (sabotage) BP drilling explosion? They're ALL "bad apples", who hail from Mexico and should be sent back there; not deportation, but permanent exile.
This behavior of banning native Indian names is their way of saying they hate Indians and this is their way of getting rid of them. ban the mascots ban the talk of Native Indians it is the same as banning Indians, The Democrats are the racists against Indians. Same goes for Banning anyone who believes the bible ... Any one who supports the Bible or bible principles like Christians , like Chik fil-a, Like many in the tea party - democrats call them hateful because the Bible takes a stand on certain behaviors . Believing in abiding by the constitution ... Democrats hate that. proof is everywhere... If you disagree prove it otherwise...
JUST ANOTHER SCAM TO WASTE FEDERAL TAXPAYER MONEY AND MAKE LAW OFFICES WEALTHY...........THEY COULD CARE LESS ABOUT THE NATIVE AMERICAN COMMUNITY UNLESS IT'S A CASINO......