The Blue Shirts


The worst part isn’t the blue shirts.

Virginia Republicans are in an uproar after the state teacher’s union sent an
e-mail to its members encouraging them to wear blue-colored shirts to school to show their support for Barack Obama.

The real problem is that this is just the tip of the iceberg. What lies underneath the visible part is huge, institutional, liberal bias. Which, of course, we’ve known about for a long time.

State Republicans are calling it an undisguised attempt to influence students’ political views. The Virginia Education Association sponsored “Obama Blue Day” on Tuesday. In an e-mail sent last week, it urged teachers to participate by dressing in blue.

Well, sure it’s undisguised. They’re accustomed to doing what they want.

“There are people out there not yet registered. You teach some of them,”the Sept. 25 e-mail reads. “Others, including our members, remain on the fence!Its time for us to come together, voice our unity, because we make a difference!”

It’s very similar to the media, another stronghold of liberalism in which the professionalism of their industry is undermined by pursuit of an agenda. Education is worse because education pursues an agenda other than teaching.

“Let’s make Obama Blue Day a day of Action!” the e-mail continues. “Barack the vote!” In a statement released to Thursday, VEA President Kitty Boitnott defended the e-mail, saying that it called for teachers to wear blue shirts, but not ones that mentioned a candidate.

We feel so much better.

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