Afraid to teach children, their actual Rights, and instead interpreting it wrongly...
United States History: Preparing for the Advanced Placement Examination:
The Second Amendment: The people have the right to keep and bear arms in a state militia.
The Americans (history textbook):
The Second and Third Amendments – grant citizens the right to bear arms as members of a militia of citizen-soldiers and prevent the government from housing troops in private homes in peacetime.
In Bryant, Arkansas the following “assignment” was handed out to sixth graders Image: http://bulletsfirst.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/Common-Core-Constitution-Assignment-1024x647.png
I know it’s a little fuzzy so I’ll highlight the important bits.
“The Government of the United States is currently revisiting The Bill of Rights. They have determined that it is outdated and may not remain in its current form any longer.”
It then goes on to tell the kids, that basically, a poll is being taken to see what can be cut out of the Bill of Rights. It even leads them into thinking that they are participating in a task force called the National Revised Bill of Rights Task Force.
“Your task as a member of the NRBR Task Force is to prioritize, revise, prune two and add two amendments to The Bill of Rights.”
The kids assignment was to cut the Bill of Rights, one of the most important and defining documents in human history, like a drunken plastic surgeon and add LOL’s and emoticons to it so it can be less “outdated.”
Since when is liberty EVER outdated?
Here’s the best part though, after parents complained it came to light that the students hadn’t been taught ANYTHING about how ratifying the Constitution works. They weren’t taught how government actually works but bamboozled into thinking that the Bill of Rights could be easily discarded by some “task force” for being viewed as outdated. LINK
This post was edited on 3/25 at 5:08 pm