Texas’ Attorney General (AG) Greg Abbott has been virtually absent on the subject of CSCOPE in recent months. However, he has seemed to “find” his voice about CSCOPE as he strives to become the next governor of Texas. Candidate Abbott is quoted as recently saying “As governor, I will drive a stake through the heart of CSCOPE,” he said. “It’s disturbing that Texas education curriculum would portray the Boston Tea Party patriots as terrorists. Just as disturbing is that the curriculum was shielded from parents. I believe parents should have access to all materials teachers provide to children. The state continues its investigation into the actions of CSCOPE.” (www.wnd.com by John Griffing 09/21/2013).
The Texas Legislature spoke loudly and clearly, with a new State Law that CSCOPE should go through the review and adoption process of the State Board of Education (SB1406). Then, a lone lawyer for the Texas Education Agency offered an option that seemed to NEGATE STATE LAW. Where was the Attorney General and his office when it came time to DEFEND State Law—ABSENT. It was left to private citizens to defend, without AG assistance.
“We The People” expect our elected officials to uphold the duties of their office and to hold them accountable.
Bill Hussey is a resident of Llano and a leader of the Tea Party movement in Texas.