Hate Mail-o-Rama

by Dan Quinn

Various newspapers, including the Dallas Morning News and the Houston Chronicle, have now published Texas Freedom Network President Kathy Miller’s op-ed about the State Board of Education — and the hate mail is pouring in! We decided to share. (We haven’t corrected typos and such.)

Some is concise, if caustic, as in this e-mail under the subject line: “Socoalist/Marxist/Progressive.”

Dear Killer of Society,

Eat s**t you worthless misguided  B**ch.

This is the Legacy of your blind idealism

Thank you.

The “thank you” was a nice touch, don’t you think? So polite.

Some hate mail has come in serial form, such as the following three e-mails from a sender having trouble staying on topic:

The liberals have had there way for a long time and it is about time the conservatives get there chance and the real truth. If the liberals are so upset then start your own schools like the conservatives did with the christian schools years ago!

Obama and the Gulf coast oil spill ! The President And his staff has handled the disaster awful and in disgrace! If this was under Bush he would have been killed in the main stream media! Can you say bias !!!!! !

A short spelling lesson :
The last four letters in American……….I Can
The last four letters in Republican…….I Can
The last four letters in Democrats………Rats
End of lesson. Test to follow in November.
Remember, November is to be set aside as rodent extermination month.

We also got e-mails from the conspiracy-minded:

Nice try. But not compelling. Your idiots wanted to change BC and AD to “Before Common Era” to avoid a reference to “Christ.” And by “academic experts,” you, of course, mean liberals. When you can show me “separation of church and state” in the Constitution, I’ll show you a pig that flies. It’s not in there, Kathy, and I think you know it.

Liberals such as yourself can’t stand the idea that ANY conservative (American) ideals might supplant the liberal crap that your academics force-feed our students every day. You shouldn’t worry, you still have most school boards, superintendents, and universities operating from a far left point of view. The good news is, that if we can teach our children to think before they get to UT or Berkeley, maybe the Robert Jensen types won;t be able to administer their liberal indoctrination.

We’re an exceptional nation, Kathy. Deal with it.

A writer who identified himself as a retired elementary principal also disputed whether the Constitution guarantees separation of church and state. And he suggests where folks can find accurate information about the curriculum debate in Texas:

I also think I think that teachers making curriculum decisions was once workable but today Left wing teacher Unions like the NEA and AFT would make these decisions which would not be supportive of the general value system of the General popuilation. Another problem is may of your so called Scholars are way outside the mainstream and also tend to lean to the Far Liberal Left. By the way the major cable news channel Fox applauded that the state board had the guts to stand up for the prevalent Christian values of the United States and were not swayed by the left wing media of the USA.

PS: By the way Austin is a fun city but is mostly made up of Left Winged Kook

Many writers pretended to know what Kathy and other TFN staff members believe when it comes to matters of faith, falling back on the insulting assumption that anyone who disagrees with them must be anti-religion:

People like you and I will never agree on what a fair presentation of history is, as when we look outside we do not see the same world.  I see one where man is inherently flawed and must look to the Christian God for guidance, forgiveness and provision; you see one of secular humanist utopia being just around the corner if only we can give the “right” leaders another chance.  I’ve seen that movie and I’m not interested in watching it again.

And apparently, if we don’t hate religion, we must hate America. From another writer:

You miserable people have been trying to destroy this great nation for years. You try to appear “concerned” for our future when you really hate what this country has always stood for. You should be ashamed of yourselves. You have pushed the real America around too much for too long and we are not standing by to watch you do it any more. God bless America!

We’ll end on a positive note:

I read your article in the Morning News today and felt compelled to contact you. Please, please keep up the campaign for letting academics and historians have the final say about what our history books teach our children. I definitely agree that the State Board of Education members are in no way qualified to speak to the intent of our Founding Fathers or the Constitution or anything else for that matter contained in text books. I am so tired of religious zealots and the “morally superior” making a mockery of our state. When facts become known as “leftist” ideals we are all in trouble. I know both parties contain incompetents…..just a shame when they are in the majority and are allowed to shout down the reasonable among us. As each year goes by, I am more and more embarrassed to call myself a Texan. Again, thanks for your article and keeping up the fight!

Very kind. (And not one naughty word!)

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