Cathie Adams on Science and Public Health

by Dan Quinn

Up next in our series on new Texas Republican Party Chairwoman Cathie Adams: her anti-science views and peculiar anti-government paranoia, even when it comes to bipartisan, common-sense measures dealing with public health and children.

”Did you evolve from an ape or were you created by God? This is NOT a rhetorical question. Your child or grandchild WILL be taught according to what you choose now.”

— October 13, 2003, e-mail to Texas Eagle Forum activists during debate over how evolution was presented in new science textbooks the State Board of Education was considering at the time

“Tell your children they are ‘gifts’ from God,’ not ‘curses to the earth’ because they breathe out CO2, which radical environmentalists claim causes global warming.”

— “Global ‘Climate Stock Exchange’ Would Redistribute Wealth,” Torch, January 1999

“Since the Tower of Babel, kings and dictators have tried to unite the world. Wars were fought over the land of Israel, the land between the continents of Asia, Europe and Africa, because whoever ruled Israel controlled the world’s markets. The Crusades abused religion in order to plunder peoples and nations. The Nazis claimed superior racial order to justify their massacre of millions and pillage countries. Global warming is simply a new paradigm for the same objective.”

— “Global ‘Climate Stock Exchange’ Would Redistribute Wealth,” Torch (TEF’s newsletter), January 1999

“State vaccine tracking registries being promoted in the name of protecting the public health are simply a smokescreen for the creation of yet another big brother government-operated system that will further invade our privacy and take away endangered liberties.”

— March 23, 2003, e-mail to TEF activists opposing bipartisan legislation — later passed and signed into law — that strengthened the state’s ability to track immunization rates for children across Texas. (Supporters noted that the tracking system helps protect children who do not consistently see the same health care providers from “over immunization.”)

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Scott Braddock

So, we were told repeatedly that the whole point of the #SaveChikFilA bill was that they should be free to do whatever they like. Now that they're doing something different, as a private business, the same people who pushed the bill are blasting them. Ok. #TxLege