Letter to the Editor: Remedial ed needed
BY Mark S. Darrah, Tulsa
Sunday, February 17, 2013
2/17/13 at 8:19 AM
State Superintendent of Schools Janet Barresi recommends dedicating the state lottery proceeds to school technology needs ("Lottery proceeds use decried," Feb. 1). Maybe some of those funds also could be earmarked to educate our state legislators.
State Rep. Mike Ritze, R-Broken Arrow, and state Sen. Nathan Dahm, R-Broken Arrow, have introduced bills for Oklahoma to nullify the Affordable Care Act - Obamacare.
Early in this country's history, many Southern leaders believed state legislatures could exempt themselves from laws relating to tariffs and slavery by nullifying federal legislation. The doctrine of nullification ultimately was tested when Abraham Lincoln was elected president and slave-holding states attempted to unilaterally nullify the laws that bound them to the rest of the Union.
Maybe Dahm and Ritze missed the section on the Civil War in their American history classes.
A few dollars to send them back to school wouldn't be a bad investment.
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