I have long argued that the jihad threat is not a Left or Right issue, but threatens all free people. Most, however, continue to play politics. “Democrats kill ban on terrorists in schools: ‘Citizens should be outraged lawmakers are playing political games with our safety,'” by Bob Unruh for WorldNetDaily, August 5 (thanks to Doug):
Majority Democrats in the California Assembly have rejected two amendments that would have allowed schools to fire any employee discovered to be part of an extremist terror network and require users of school facilities to affirm they are not terrorists.
A report from Karen England at the Capital Resource Institute said the amendments were submitted by assemblymen Martin Garrick and Chuck DeVore to a plan that also would allow members of the Communist Party to teach in public schools.
“I am appalled that Democrat lawmakers will not agree to these commonsense amendments,” said England, executive director of CRFI. “My son is currently serving in Iraq to defend our state and nation from terrorists, yet Democrats will not do their part on the homefront to also defend us from such extremists.”
England argued lawmakers are charged with the duty of defending their citizens from all enemies, foreign and domestic.
“Yet California Democrats placed their radical political agenda ahead of citizens’ safety by refusing to prevent terrorists from teaching in our schools. Citizens should be outraged that these lawmakers are playing political games with our safety,” she said….