- Prick GOP Missouri State Rep. Mike Lair insults Constitutionalists who believe in the 10th Amendment by saying we are crazy and need tin foil hats.
- This dip-ship again brings up what exactly is a "Republican"? Based on what they vote for, I feel 70% of so-called "Conservative" Republicans are really radical left FDR New Dealers. The nation has moved so far to the Left that New Dealer Big Government lovers look Conservative.
Skeptical that the national Common Core standards will improve the quality of education in local schools? Then you must be a lunatic conspiracy theorist — at least according to Missouri State Rep. Mike Lair, a Republican, who set aside $8 — yes, $8 — in a recent appropriations bill to buy tin foil hats for opponents of the Common Core.
The hats will protect them from the aliens that Lair assumes they must believe in.
It may sound unbelievable, but it’s right there in the appropriations bill, according to the Columbia Daily Tribune. The $8 will be used to buy ”two rolls of high density aluminum to create headgear designed to deflect drone and/or black helicopter mind reading and control technology,” reports the Daily Caller.
A summary sheet given to lawmakers in the Missouri state House of Representatives describes the $8 fund as a provision for “tin foil hats.”
The “tin foil hat” metaphor is often associated with conspiracy theorists who believe implausible things about government and science — like the existence of mind-reading technology and aliens. The mainstream left also deploys the tactic against conservatives in order to paint them as paranoid lunatics.
But this time, the insult came not from the left but from a Republican lawmaker. Lair was unapologetic.
“Basically, when you deal with conspiracy theorists, you do logic first,” he said in a statement. “If you can’t deal with folks with logic, you use humor. This is to stop all the problems from the black helicopters and drones. This is high density foil.”
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Former Senior Policy Advisor for the U.S. Department of Education, Charlotte Thomson Iserbyt, to analyze how socialism is subtly promoted in American schools and textbooks.