And we have another ignorant right wing candidate for Congress from the state of Minnesota. Aaron Miller is running for the House from Minnesota’s first congressional district against incumbent Democrat Rep. Tim Walz and he says he’s running in order to spare his daughter the horrors of learning about evolution in public schools.
In his convention speech, Miller called for limited government, reduction of the federal deficit and the repeal of the Affordable Care Act, which he said could not be fixed. He said he can also reach out to the youth vote, which he said would be important for a Republican in the race. During this speech, he had about 20 college Republicans who work with his campaign standing in front of the stage.
He also called for more religious freedoms. He repeated his story about his daughter returning home from school because evolution was being taught in her class. He said the teacher admitted to not believing in the scientific theory to his daughter but told her that the government forced him to teach the lesson.
“We should decide what is taught in our schools, not Washington D.C.,” Miller said.
Miller has declined to provide any more information to verify his story.
The teacher who allegedly told his daughter that should be fired. And by the way, the curriculum is set by the Minnesota board of education, not the federal government, so I guess “we” already decide what is taught in schools. Unless by “we” he means “me,” which is almost certainly what he did mean. Public schools teach a whole lot of things that one or more religious groups object to, but Miller only cares when he objects to them and he demands that his children never be exposed to ideas that contradict his narrow religious beliefs.