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Don't Sweat the Debt, it's Darwin Day!

Written By Jeff Siegel

Posted January 30, 2014

darwinIn the next 60 seconds, nearly $3 million will be added to the national debt.

Today, at least one American child will be murdered as a result of the U.S. war on drugs.

This week, the same people responsible for bringing the global economy to the brink will continue to get rich off the backs of U.S. taxpayers.

This month, hundreds of American citizens will have their Constitutional rights violated by overzealous law enforcement professionals; the Fed will continue to destroy the dollar; and more of our children will go to bed cold, hungry and uneducated.

Of course, all of these issues really amount to very little compared to one of the biggest burdens placed on all of us today. . .

The lack of a celebration for Charles Darwin. (Sarcasm intended)

It has recently been brought to my attention that Rep. Rush Holt of New Jersey has re-introduced a resolution to celebrate the anniversary of the birth of Charles Darwin and recognize the importance of science in the betterment of humanity.

Look, I’m an evolution guy all the way (although I refuse to trivialize the rights of others that find solace in creationism). But there isn’t a single valid reason Rep. Holt should be wasting tax payer dollars to re-introduce this nonsense.

Not only is it unethical to do such a thing while there are clearly more important fish to fry, but it’s just kind of dickish.

This is nothing more than a childish act of thumbing his nose at those with whom he disagrees. How professional!

Then there’s Roy Speckhardt, executive director of the American Humanist Association who was recently quoted saying: “Too many people are being influenced by the dangerous creationism and so-called intelligent design movements, and it’s time for others in Congress to stand up for true science.”

No Roy, it’s time for Congress and the President to get our fiscal house in order, stop placing the burden of mounting U.S. debt on taxpayers, and stay true to their job, which is to defend and protect the Constitution.

Speckhardt seems to cheer on Rep. Holt’s actions, but I’d be willing to bet that if someone in Congress started talking about a resolution to celebrate the anniversary of the birth of a famous Christian saint, he’d be the first guy to pitch a fit.

Also consider that while Charles Darwin’s contributions to science will always rank pretty damn high, he’s not the only brilliant scientist to have had a major impact on society.

Should we also introduce resolutions to celebrate the lives of Isaac Newton, Albert Einstein, Galileo, Marie Curie, Edwin Hubble, Alfred Kinsey, and Archimedes?

I tell ya, if these guys in Congress had to hold real jobs, and pulled this kind of crap, they’d be in the unemployment line.

Enough with the posturing already. It gets worse and worse every year, and it gets us nowhere.

If you want to debate evolution vs. creationism, do it on your own time – and not on the taxpayers dime!