A bill passed last week sponsored by state Rep. Greg Bonnen, R-Friendswood, requiring an in-depth study of our nation’s foundational documents, is being heralded as a push back against “woke liberals” who want to minimize the role of the Founding Fathers. State Sen. Larry Taylor, R-Friendswood, whose district includes about half of Brazoria County, sponsored similar legislation in the upper chamber.
The legislation itself is not unreasonable. The in-depth study of documents such as the U.S. Constitution, Declaration of Independence, and the Federalist Papers is essential to understanding our nation’s starting point in terms of its freedoms. They are so important that they are already required by the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills curriculum.