Paging Joseph McCarthy

nullKarl Marx is alive, well, and hangin’ ten in California thanks to politicians who take an oath to this country and then spend the rest of their careers trying to destroy it.

The “red menace” is back (did it ever leave?) and is being happily promoted by a particular California state senator.

LGF has the downlow… lowdown… whatever:

California Democratic Sen. Alan Lowenthal has proposed an amendment to the Educational Code that will explicitly allow the promotion of Communism in schools, and also allow groups who want to violently overthrow the US government to meet on public school property.

A PDF of the proposed amendment is here.

Here are some highlights, and I must say, when it comes to grading politicians, Sen. Alan Lowenthal gets high Marx, and gets Marx high:

This bill would also delete provisions regarding a person who intends to use school property on behalf of an organization to deliver a statement, signed under penalty of perjury, that the organization is not a Communist action organization or Communist front organization required to be registered with the Attorney General of the United States or does not, to the best of that person’s knowledge, advocate the overthrow of the government of the United States or of the State of California by force, violence, or other unlawful means.
This bill would delete provisions that prohibit a teacher giving instruction in a school or on property belonging to an agency included in the public school system from teaching communism with the intent to indoctrinate or to inculcate in the mind of any pupil a preference for communism. The bill would also delete provisions that a teacher may be dismissed from employment if he or she teaches communism in that way.
Under existing law, a public employee is required to answer, under oath, specified questions, including, but not limited to, knowing membership in an organization advocating the forceful or violent overthrow of the government of the United States or of any state. This bill would delete these provisions.

If there get to be many more politicians like Lowenthal, I’m actually happy he’s including amendments such as that last one. Sure, communists could use it, but so could we. Someday that one could really bite the likes of Lowenthal on the ass.

On Sen. Lowenthal’s website, he says, “I want to do everything I can to improve the quality of life and safety of our community.” Up to and including making it easier for communists, Marxists, Anarchists and every other nut case to encourage the violent overthrow the U.S. government, and more difficult for parents to keep their kids from being indoctrinated by leftist wankers. I feel safer already, Senator.

If you’re a sane parent in California, right now you’re saying to yourself, “I think it’s time to home school!” Oh come on, commies are smarter than that. Think again, because they’ve got that covered as well: California court rules home schooling illegal

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