Paul Adair is a 21-year Germantown resident, retired scientist, writer, and lecturer.
Last week was one of celebration and progress for the American people. A fantasy interpretation of the ACA was rejected, allowing our healthcare system to continue working to insure more people and keep prices down. Now, no government bureaucrat in any state can deny adults the right to marry who they love. Citizens can bypass intrenched state politicians to demand non-partisan redistricting. And the 150 year-old flag of a group of slave-owning traitors is coming under justified criticism.
Wisconsin GOP legislators have gone on a manic splurge of partisan over-reach this session. From jamming through Right-to-Freeload, to mandating pee-tests, to lowering standards for teachers, the majority party continues to astound us. Arguably the most outrageous over-reach has been the GOP-sponsored, taxpayer-catered, feeding frenzy for private schools.
It is unconstitutional for public schools to religiously indoctrinate students. Most people would agree that this tenet of the Founding Fathers is a wise one. However, some religious fundamentalists have attempted to foist their beliefs on our children through the backdoor ruse of "Creation Science".