A state senator who’s running for Congress in western Iowa is pushing what he calls a “God and Country” bill in the Iowa Legislature. Senator Steve King’s bill would force Iowa schools to teach that the United States “is the unchallenged, greatest nation in the world.” His edit for schools requires that they instruct that the U-S “has derived its strength from biblical values and the forces and philosophies of free enterprise and western civilization.” King’s bill cleared a Senate committee this week. He’s the chairman of that committee, by the way. His proposal would replace the “multicultural, non-sexist” state requirement for school curriculum. Critics of King’s plan say now’s not the time to retreat from the idea of learning more about the world.