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A Warning Label on the U.S. Constitution
Cato-at-liberty ^ | May 6, 2010 | Walter Olson

Posted on 05/08/2010 7:04:43 AM PDT by KeyLargo

A Warning Label — on the U.S. Constitution

Posted by Walter Olson

Knowing of my interest in oddball warning labels, reader Clark S. alerts me to this $4.95 paperback copy of the U.S. Constitution, Declaration of Independence, and Articles of Confederation, which contains the following advisory (readers may need to scroll to the “Copyright” section, depending on how the page displays)

Wilder Publications 2008

"This book is a product of its time and does not reflect the same values as it would if it were written today. Parents might wish to discuss with their children how views on race, gender, sexuality, ethnicity, and interpersonal relations have changed since this book was written before allowing them to read this classic work."

A bit of Googling revealed that the same publisher slaps the same boilerplate language on other reprints including the Federalist Papers and The Great Heresies by Hilaire Belloc. Do they perhaps put it on all works composed before a certain cut-off date? Wilder Publications is described here as in the business of “publishing print-on-demand books (mostly self-help and public domain reprints).”

I am happy to report that the Cato Institute’s excellent pocket copy of the U.S. Constitution daringly omits any warning and lets readers take the Constitution straight up.


TOPICS: General Discussion
KEYWORDS: constitution; liberty; lping; obama; politicallycorrect

1 posted on 05/08/2010 7:04:43 AM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: KeyLargo

Obama-speak changes the words, Michelle changes our history.

I wonder if any of the Obama useful idiots voted for that?


2 posted on 05/08/2010 7:07:39 AM PDT by Tarpon ( ...Rude crude socialist Obama depends on ignorance to force his will on people)
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To: KeyLargo

The Marxists have succeeded.


3 posted on 05/08/2010 7:08:50 AM PDT by culpeper (He has erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harrass our people,)
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To: KeyLargo
Ignote that publisher. The Heritage Foundation will send you as many free copies of the US Constitution as you would like.
4 posted on 05/08/2010 7:08:55 AM PDT by Paine in the Neck (Napolean fries the idea powder.)
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To: KeyLargo

5 posted on 05/08/2010 7:11:50 AM PDT by Bean Counter (We hang the petty thieves and appoint the great ones to public office -- Aesop)
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To: Bean Counter
Nice! My favorite is #1, might have to steal that for my tagline ... Here's another one I was sent about the UN, was also pretty funny.




6 posted on 05/08/2010 8:03:43 AM PDT by ddk632 (Four by Four Animal Style Protein Style)
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To: KeyLargo

through much prayer the constitution came about and helped to establish the greatest country on earth, is it any wonder why certain people are so against it today


7 posted on 05/08/2010 8:49:54 AM PDT by jackspyder
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8 posted on 05/09/2010 9:16:53 AM PDT by bamahead (Few men desire liberty; most men wish only for a just master. -- Sallust)
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