Alabama legislators don't give a rat's rear end about history.
Those who fail to learn from the mistakes of the past, of course, are doomed to repeat them.
And they – the Legislators, I mean – are some of the biggest mistakes of our history. They stand on the crowded Mount Rushmore of our mistakes, and the longer we fail to see that, the longer we are doomed to keep putting them up there.
The latest what-are-they-thinking bill out of Montgomery (and I'm not even talking about the one that encourages teachers to ignore prevailing scientific thought and teach whatever crackpot theories they happen to believe) would gut the Alabama Historical Commission, put preservationists in mothballs and "divest" the state of several historical properties.
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