I’m sure you will be stunned to read this, but it seem that no one in the Big Sky Tea Party association actually knows what’s in the Constitution.
They took the opportunity to prove this fact Friday afternoon in Helena, when the Tea Party Secretary and Republican Legislative candidate Kristi Allen-Gailushas shared more about her uninformed and poorly-thought-out world view by filing a pro se lawsuit to stop the local school from teaching about health. Pogie does a great job of pointing out some of the many ironies in their actions, to which I would like to add just one.
These folks claim that they are making their complaint on the basis of the Montana Constitution, but had they actually read said document, they would know that it prohibits state education regulators and the Montana Legislature from dictating local curriculum. Even the Helena IR figured this one out.
Given the Tea Partiers’ lack of understanding about the Montana Constitution, state law, nutrition, and general common sense, the fact that they think they should have a roll in teaching children anything is beyond frightening. Here’s a gem from the previous ramblings of this Republican candidate for the Montana Legislature. The whole “editorial” she wrote is so hilarious:
The section about nutrition is not the responsibility of the school to teach. This is something taught in the home. The proponents like to say our schoolchildren are obese. By whose standards? Every child is different. Kids are short, tall, skinny or bigger. Who sets the standards for obesity? Whose business is it if some kids are a little overweight? They also want to teach proper portion size in a meal. Who sets those standards? This is no one’s business to teach outside of the home. I am tired of health and nutrition being forced down our throats day in and day out. If I want to take myself and my family to eat pizza four times a week and have McDonald’s the other three days of the week, that is no one’s business but my own.
Ms. Kristi Allen-Gailushas is running for Helena’s House District 82 against Representative Mike Menahan.