To the pantheon of science-illiterate politicians you can add Arizona Senator and potential Republican presidential candidate John McCain. Mr. Straight Talk recently told an MTV interviewer “Let the student decide.” when asked about teaching “intelligent design” in schools.

That’s bad enough but he followed it up with this gem:

“There’s great uncertainty out there,” said the senator who knows best. “We have to provide a lot more certainty for young Americans. That’s my job.”

So, instead of providing students with a good, solid education, we are going to let kids select the story that makes them feel the most comfortable and secure.

Between Senators who want to “provide certainty” and a president who illegally spies on American citizens to “protect” us, I’m feeling very uncomfortable and insecure about the future of this country.

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