Let’s play Spot the “Disaster!”
See if you can spot the “DANGEROUS” “POWER-GRABBY” language that will “DESTROY” Mississippi’s government!
“The STATE shall provide for the establishment, SUPPORT and CONTROL of a statewide system of public schools free from sectarian control, a state university, public libraries and such other educational institutions as may be deemed desirable, including physical facilities therefor.”
“The STATE shall ever maintain a general, SUITABLE and EFFICIENT system of free public schools and shall adopt ALL SUITABLE MEANS to secure to the people the advantages and opportunities of education.”
‘…It is therefore a paramount DUTY of the STATE to make ADEQUATE provision for the education of all children residing within its borders. Adequate provision shall be made by law for a uniform, efficient, safe, secure, and HIGH QUALITY system of free public schools that allows students to obtain a high quality education and for the establishment, maintenance, and operation of institutions of higher learning and other public education programs that the needs of the people may require.”
“The provision of an ADEQUATE public education for the citizens shall be a primary OBLIGATION of the STATE of [Name]. Public education for the citizens prior to the college or postsecondary level shall be free and shall be provided for by taxation.”
“To protect each child’s fundamental right to educational opportunity, the STATE shall provide for the establishment, maintenance and support of an ADEQUATE and EFFICIENT system of free public schools. The chancery courts of this State shall have the power to enforce this section with appropriate injunctive relief.”
So! Which is it? Which one is the dangerous path to a corpse-ridden hellscape overrun with liberals?
Too close to call? Well, E is the proposed change to Mississippi’s constitution via Initiative 42. The rest are all existing state constitutional provisions already. A is Hawaii’s, B is Arkansas’, C is Florida’s, and D is Georgia’s. (All of those states still have functioning legislatures and are not overrun by wild pro-public education judges.)
The truth is, 42 is not dangerous. It’s not a power grab. It’s just doing what’s right for our kids, like other states already do.