This quote from yesterday's New York Times story on the Dover intelligent design case made me crazy:
For Mrs. Hied, a meter reader, and her husband, Michael, an office manager for a local bus and transport company, the Dover school board's argument - that teaching intelligent design is a free-speech issue - has a strong appeal.
"I think we as Americans, regardless of our beliefs, should be able to freely access information, because people fought and died for our freedoms," Mrs. Hied said over a family dinner last week at their home, where the front door is decorated with a small bell and a plaque proclaiming, "Let Freedom Ring."
Teaching intelligent design in a public school science class is not a matter of "freedom"! You can freely access information all you want, but that doesn't mean that a religious perspective should be taught as science by the government. Why are conservative pundits spreading this stupid argument?