Monday, February 27, 2006
Proud in Virginia
Several months ago I voiced concern over an event that I claimed made me "wary of admitting where I was from." I took a lot of heat for the statement, though I think everyone has felt similarly at one point or another. Today I'd like to take the opportunity to conversely note an event that makes me proud to claim the Beehive state: The thunderous defeat of the proposed Origins of Life Bill (legislation aimed at challenging the way evolution is taught in Utah schools). Utah's House Majority Whip Steve Urquhart correctly pointed out that the issue was better suited for the scientific rather than the political arena: "We should leave this up to the State Office of Education — they've been tasked to do this, not us."