While never elected to the national level, a far-right winger named Jon Hubbard served one term in the Arkansas House of Representatives from 2011-2013 as a Republican. One year after Obama was elected, Hubbard published a book called Letters to the Editor: Confessions of a Frustrated Conservative. In the book he called the history ofContinue reading “Fun Fact: The Despicable Jon Hubbard”
Arkansas get it’s name from a Algonquian word for the Quapaw Native Americans.
The capital of Arkansas, Little Rock is named after a landmark along the Arkansas River. Explorer Jean-Baptiste Bénard de la Harpe named it La Petite Roche which literally means “Little Rock”.
In 1981, Arkansas made a law where if a public school taught evolution, they would have to teach creation science to “balance it out”. It was ruled unconstitutional because it favored one religion and also that creation science is not science at all. While it stayed in a lower federal court and only affected aContinue reading “Fun Fact: McLean v. Arkansas”
In 1968, the Supreme Court took up the case of a high school biology teacher versus a law in Arkansas that made it against the law to teach evolution in public schools. The Supreme Court ruled in favor of science, and told state governments they had no right to set academic subjects to favor aContinue reading “Fun Fact: Epperson v Arkansas”