The evolution stickers are coming out of the high
school science textbooks at a cost to the
taxpayers of Cobb County of approximately $25,000.
With all the recent turmoil about the computers
and low grades, this money could have been used
for a much better purpose than to remove a small,
harmless sticker. The $25,000 would not buy a new
school bus, but it could have been used to make a
down payment on one, or perform needed
maintenance work and upgrades on some of the
other buses to make them safe. But no, evolution
sticker case plaintiff Jeffrey Selman and his
attorney, Michael Manely, do not want the money
used for safety purposes and newer equipment.
They have succeeded in having this money used for
the useless, ridiculous purpose of removing these
What is even more ridiculous, but not surprising,
is that they are proud of their accomplishment.
To quote Mr. Manely, "The disaster wrought upon
the school children and the taxpayers of Cobb
County by this school board is coming to a
close," and to quote Mr. Selman, "I have just
begun to help my country come back to its senses."
Oh, boy. We certainly do not need enemies when we
have misguided people like these two to destroy
our country from within. The only "disaster," to
use Mr. Manely's description, that I can see is
that they have succeeded in turning people away
It plainly says in the first chapter of Genesis
that "God created man in His own image." Do Mr.
Selman and Mr. Manely know something that the
holy men of God, the ones who wrote the Bible,
did not know? Even though they wrote as they were
directed by God, do Mr. Manely and Mr. Selman
have another source of information?
I started to say that I would like to know that
source, but now, after thinking about it, I don't
want to have anything to do with that source.
Mr. Selman wrote in a letter to the editor that
he could understand why I am perplexed and
puzzled at some of the things he said. This is
not true any longer. I am no longer surprised at
anything a person who believes his ancestors were
monkeys would do or say.
And using $25,000 of taxpayer money to remove
these stickers instead of using the money to
further the education and safety of our future
leaders ranks at the very top of my "not
Robert P. Rogers, Jr.