Joe Cook of the ACLU of Louisiana spoke on camera with WAFB-TV, Baton Rouge, La., while staff and teachers of the Tangipahoa Parish district in New Orleans were at a seminar being informed of their free-speech rights by a member of the Alliance Defense Fund.
Referring to the school board, Cook said, “They believe that they answer to a higher power, in my opinion. Which is the kind of thinking that you had with the people who flew the airplanes into the buildings in this country, and the people who did the kind of things in London.”
I…see. Belief in “a higher power” makes one a potential terrorist. Now, does this apply equally to Hindus, Buddhists, Wiccans, druids, Zoroastrians, and New Agers? Mr. Cook didn’t say. See, I want to know who to report to Homeland Security next time I see someone pray.
What a maroon. Belief in a higher power isn’t the problem. It’s the higher power in which you believe that makes the difference. And frankly, our country would be better off if we had more public school board members that believed they served “a higher power”–as long as that higher power is the one to which Mr. Cook most probably objects.