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Old 10-18-2011, 01:36 AM
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I was going over the constitution with my 8th graders recently and I got to the People's Bill of Rights. I started to read what the 2nd amendment stood for. I immediately got p**sed. I couldn't believe my eyes. They omitted a word. Guess which word? They wrote in that communist book that our second amendment was "The right of the people to keep arms". They forgot the word bear. I checked further down to see if it was just one error but it wasn't. History is being rewritten our rights are being rewritten without us knowing it. Our kids are being taught distorted revised versions of our rights as Americans. Has anyone else come across this?
Old 10-18-2011, 01:52 AM
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You should take it up with the school council.
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You should take it up with the school council.
Yeah definitely bring it to their attention. Could it have been a typo? I wonder what else may have been changed?
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That's two words.

I agree, tho'...That's really bad, the least they can do is get the Bill of Rights right.
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Yeah seen it for about 20+ years. It was being changed in the 90s. That why a lot of "voting" folks now days do not know what the voting is about and how it affects society.
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Heck, many people have forgotten that the USA is a Constitutional Republic that employs a democratic process to hire our elected government officials.

Ask most folks, even college grads, and they will tell you that the USA is a democracy.
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Heck, many people have forgotten that the USA is a Constitutional Republic that employs a democratic process to hire our elected government officials.

Ask most folks, even college grads, and they will tell you that the USA is a democracy.
My wife thinks I am nuts, I yell at the TV every time I hear a talking head or a politician say we are a democracy... We are a republic.

I think politicians should be fired if they do not understand we are a republic
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I have a pocket constitution that was distributed by the Heritage Foundation that explains that the "2nd Amendment gave citizens the right to keep and bear arms".

It should read that the 2nd Amendment recognized a pre existing or God given right to keep and bear arms.

Slippery slope.
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I have a pocket constitution that was distributed by the Heritage Foundation that explains that the "2nd Amendment gave citizens the right to keep and bear arms".

It should read that the 2nd Amendment recognized a pre existing or God given right to keep and bear arms.

Slippery slope.
I used to think that the Bill of Rights granted rights, but after further study, and time spent on this site, I now know the truth.

While I disagree with the "God given" bit, and I fail to see how rights can be pre-existing, I also recognise that the Founding Fathers declared the existence of rights. The Bill of Rights recognises those rights and implies their prior existence.

If I were to draft a Bill of Rights for Australia, I would explicity state the rights as, while I think the the US Bill of Rights is a great document, it's not quite strong enough.
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A few years ago this made headlines on Fox news, a textbook on US history in some school system had the second amendment down as "the right to hunt". It didnt go over well with some parents, but of course the school system can't afford to recall all the books that they have bought,,ect...
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You should print a corrected version and hand each one out to the students with frames and all. As a memory lesson you could even require a memorization requirement where they have to go up in front of the class and site the correct version. I remember having to recite the Gettysburg Address as a child to pass the 7th or 8th grade.
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Take a look through the rest of the book for "errors" and see where it was edited/printed, it will probably from an area that swings left.

Also, keep in mind that many times textbooks are picked by dept chairs or experienced teachers and board approved.
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I was going over the constitution with my 8th graders recently and I got to the People's Bill of Rights. I started to read what the 2nd amendment stood for. I immediately got p**sed. I couldn't believe my eyes. They omitted a word. Guess which word? They wrote in that communist book that our second amendment was "The right of the people to keep arms". They forgot the word bear. I checked further down to see if it was just one error but it wasn't. History is being rewritten our rights are being rewritten without us knowing it. Our kids are being taught distorted revised versions of our rights as Americans. Has anyone else come across this?
Well I can't say I'm shocked you'd encounter something like that in a new textbook. Who is the publisher and the author? I'll bet if you checked em out you'd fine out that have plenty of reason to have a bias opinion. I'm also wondering how they changed the wording or description for other items in 'The Peoples Bill of Rights.' Do they ever refer to the USA as The Peoples Republic of The United States? The best way to compare just how bad things have gotten would be to compare a 20 year old textbook to the one your using today, and I'll be the subtle and not so subtle differences would shock you.
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the hippie jackasses with whom I went to university in the 60's have taken over education, and now have brainwashed almost 2 generations....
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Did you make a pen an ink change?
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While I agree with this being ridiculous, please tell me this is not the first time you, as a history teacher, have noticed BS history in textbooks....

Do you teach that Columbus discovered America?

Do you teach the proper history of the slave trade where rival black tribes brought the slaves to the whites who barely left the beach?

Textbooks on history have always been full on nonsense. I realized this at a young age and even caught some trouble a time or two for calling it when I saw it.
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Reason #4 why we are homeschooling.
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Bingo! I really dislike hippies.
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There are Americans still in the pubic school system? Wow.
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