- Peter Kinder resigns federal agency post, concludes position unnecessary and waste of tax dollars (6/16/18)2
- Committee to start planning process for indoor aquatic center in Cape (6/20/18)1
- Longtime downtown Cape bartender Marcellus Jones remembered by friends (6/12/18)2
- Judge denies order of protection for woman accusing deputy of stalking her (6/23/18)4
- Southeast to spend $150,000 to refresh brand with Ohio firm (6/19/18)6
- A community rallies behind Honorable Young Men's Club (6/16/18)1
- Stormy Daniels to visit East Cape Girardeau (6/13/18)20
- Jackson natives compete in 260-mile canoe race (6/16/18)1
- Mother, child reportedly hit by car in Cape Girardeau (6/18/18)
- The collateral damage of Mizzou's past failures (6/20/18)6
Here's a test on history facts for conservatives
To the editor:
Mona Charen's recent column lamenting America's ignorance of historical facts is interesting. It is not surprising, since our schools have stressed science and math while ignoring the humanities. Facts may be important, but the ability to evaluate causes and outcomes are even more important.
Perhaps a better history test for Charen and her conservative friends is the following: How many conservatives initially supported the American revolution, the Bill of Rights, the abolition of slavery, their mothers' right to vote, child-labor laws, the 40-hour work week, Social Security, civil-rights legislation and Medicare?
The answer on all issues: none.
Don't take my word. Do the research. Start by looking up the definition of "conservative" and "liberal."
Now for the last part of the test. You may use books or any other resources. The only rule is strict adherence to the definitions of "liberal" and "conservative." Don't assume you know. Right-wing propagandists have lied to you. Doing this research should keep you busy for a long time.
PAUL J. ALLEE