Skip to comments.Some right-wingers ignore facts as they rewrite U.S. history (Emesis Alert)
Posted on 04/02/2010 1:06:39 PM PDT by Borges
The right is rewriting history.
The most ballyhooed effort is under way in Texas , where conservatives have pushed the state school board to rewrite guidelines, downplaying Thomas Jefferson in one high school course, playing up such conservatives as Phyllis Schlafly and the Heritage Foundation and challenging the idea that the Founding Fathers wanted to separate church and state.
The effort reaches far beyond one state, however.
In articles and speeches, on radio and TV, conservatives are working to redefine major turning points and influential figures in American history, often to slam liberals, promote Republicans and reinforce their positions in today's politics.
The Jamestown settlers? Socialists. Founding Father Alexander Hamilton ? Ill-informed professors made up all that bunk about him advocating a strong central government.
Theodore Roosevelt ? Another socialist. Franklin D. Roosevelt ? Not only did he not end the Great Depression, he also created it.
Joe McCarthy ? Liberals lied about him. He was a hero.
(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...
How about McClatchy reporters Douglas and Rosen who basically made up the whole racist smear of the tea-party protests outside the capitol when Nanzy was taking over healthcare?
Names— Douglas. Rosen. Evil, lying manipulators, paid by McClatchy.
The article supplies absolutely no text, or proposed text, in any curriculum textbook. A better title might be, “People Who Are Conservative: Oh My Gosh, They’re On Some School Boards.”
Given the fact that left wing sources don't report news it'd have to be an editorial.
It’s sick how many people can’t think for themselves and write utter crap like this.
Classic example of accuse your enemy of the very conduct you are guilty of (Projection?)- and the reason for my tagline.
Yahoo is usually not this egregious.
The media is blowing the “Thomas Jefferson” thing out of context since TJ is in other coursework (he was removed from a discussion of philosophers).
Joe McCarthy ? Liberals lied about him. He was a hero.--- He was proved right and the Godfather of one of Robert Kennedy's children was vindicated in the eyes of everyone except the left.
Texas Education Agency: Fox News is lying
Thursday, March 11, 2010 1:17:09 PM · by a fool in paradise · 58 replies · 2,195+ views
Houston Chronicle ^ | March 10, 2010 | Jason Spencer
I have yet to see the same people take the REST of the media to task for misreporting details.
Seems more like a cartoon.
Given that reporters have gone out of their way to editorialize the stories they're covering, low odds this is an actual news article.
I love the "seperation of church and state" thing. Liberals love to quote this though it isn't in the constitution, but rather a letter Thomas Jefferson wrote to the Danbury Baptists.
Yet there is hell to pay if conservatives use the Federalist papers to show the context of a citizen's right to bear arms, or anything that goes against the idea of a "living constitution" (small c intentional).
Sounds like the author wants to rewrite history as well.
The founding fathers were concerned, and tried to instill, a separation of the POWERS of CHURCH and STATE.
Thus, the emesis.
The radical Left as a talent for spewing out emesis!
“Joe McCarthy ? Liberals lied about him...”
Stick a sock in it.
Today the Leftists are whipping up a partisan witchhunt hysteria of “rabid rightwing extremists” just because people point out that Obamacare is SOCIALIST.
McClatchey - Liberal moutpiece of lies, hypocricy, the victim narrative...posing a news.
They sought to prevent the establishment of a State Church, such as the Church of England that tormented many of their forebears, as did the Catholic Church that preceded it as State Church of England.
Above and beyond England, which was not the heritage of all the colonists, there was the very same sort of persecution at the hands of State Churches across Europe, the vast majority of which were Catholic.
So, no State Church. It was in the interests of all the citizens of the new Nation. It was prohibited by the supreme law of the land. This is what was meant by religious freedom.
In the present day, the so-called "establishment clause" has been sorely and deliberately misconstrued, to the point of prohibiting the profession of a particular religious belief, when in fact the intent is to outlaw such a prohibition.
That's the problem.
The DEMS are FOR separation of Church and State.
Because they actually want to mix Church and State. Just not the Christian, Catholic, or Jewish Church.
Note the passing, by our government, of laws that cater to Sharia Law.
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