At first I was ready to dismiss Rand Paul as one of those crazy Tea Baggers but after reading this I saw that deeper thought is necessary to deal with them. The problem is we don't have all the good guys lined up on one side with their good ideas and all the bad guys lined up with their bad ideas on the other side. Truth is the Baggers are here and they know how to couch their ideas in a way that at least on the surface looks good. Everything looks good on paper but th devil is in the details. If we just dismiss people without looking carefully at what they say we will miss the details and others will make dicisions we might not like. Rand Paul is in the Senate so his ideas will be expressed in the only stronghold left to Obama now. This is what he had to say http://thinkprogress.org/2010/10/15/paul-kids-moms/ Rand Paul Wants To Abolish Department Of Education So Kids Don’t Have To Learn About ‘Two Mommies’ During yesterday’s Kentucky Senate debate, Rand Paul reiterated his support for abolishing the Department of Education, but then added that getting the federal government out of local schools would… thinkprogress.org In the video I could catch some of what the other guy was saying. What I heard wasan effort to justify the federal education department on the grounds of national literacy. As you know even with fedral control of education our children are graduating from high schools not knowing how to read and write. Is local control of education the answer? So we have pupils in San Francisco reading Tommy Has Two Daddies and pupils in Los Angeles reading Tommy Doesn't Have a Daddy. Or rather having it read to them because of course they can't read. Can we do some letter writing urging our congressmen to come up with real solutions instead of just using issues as tools for their pet political ideology?