Skip to comments.High School AP History Book Rewrites 2nd Amendment
Posted on 09/16/2013 7:55:35 PM PDT by 2nd amendment mama
It is our duty to stop stuff like this.
Guyer High School (and obviously several others) are complicit in attempting to condition students to interpret the 2nd Amendment in a clearly opposite manner in which it was intended. The 1st, 3rd, 4th, and 5th are also misinterpreted as several commentators below pointed out.
This textbook, currently being used by Guyer High School, is attempting to redefine the Second Amendment to impressionable young minds. Parents, you must speak up and demand action. Investigate your child's history book ASAP, and post more pictures in the comments below. Call your school and demand that revisionist history books like this are removed from the school district.
Textbook version: "The people have a right to keep and bear arms in a state militia."
Actual 2nd Amendment: "A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed."
Did you catch the sleight of hand?
A militia is a body of citizens enrolled for military service, and called out periodically for drill but serving full time only in emergencies. It's a common man army of citizens, NOT soldiers. The citizens are called up in emergencies to protect the free State.
The 2nd Amendment says that a militia is necessary to protect a free State, so in order to be able to have a militia, the citizens have a natural right to keep and bear arms and the government cannot infringe on that right.
The textbook version implies that we're only allowed to keep and bear arms if we're in a State militia, a clear misrepresentation of the 2nd Amendment.
Your Call to Action:
1. Call Guyer High School and tell the appropriate person something like the following:
"Hello, my name is _______________. I saw that your AP History course has issued a book titled, United States History: Preparing for the Advanced Placement Examination. In this book, on page 102, the definition provided for the Second Amendment is incorrect and seems to be suggesting that only members of a State Militia are allowed to keep and bear arms. Who made the decision to use this text book? I'd like them to issue a public statement on this book's attempt to redefine the 2nd Amendment and why they chose to use it. We would also like this issue to be discussed at the next school board meeting. Please include it on the official agenda."
John H. Guyer High School
7501 Teasley Lane
Denton, TX 76210
2. If you live in the area or if you child attends this school, organize with your neighbors and storm the next school board meeting to demand answers.
School Board Meeting
Tuesday, September 24, 2013 6:00 PM
The Denton ISD Board of Trustees will be meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 24, in the Board Room at the Dennis Stephens Central Services Building. For more information please contact Kim Stevenson, administrative assistant to the superintendent, at (940) 369-0002.
3. Inspect your child's history book and photograph other instances of intentional misrepresentations. Post pictures and blog about these occurrences. Demand your school districts regain control of their curriculum.
4. Share this story with your friends, family, and media connections to raise awareness.
Just got off the phone with Kim Stevenson, Admin to the Superintendent.
1. Board members will not address any speaking on an item that is not part of the official agenda.
2. A community member could not add an item to the agenda.
3. You must sign in at Kim's desk in order to speak. You can speak up to 2 times and for 3 minutes. If a large number of us are attending we can assign a person to be our spokesperson and they may possibly give that person extra time.
The state adopts the textbooks every couple of years. She advised that besides attending next week's board meeting that we also speak with Darrell Muncy, Director of Student Services or speak with someone in the curriculum department.
Apparently the conservative majority on the textbook selection committee is over, according to Dallas news, Aug. 15, 2013. In 2009, majority conservatives were able to include creationism in science textbooks.
Exactly. Just wasted time, breath and energy.
See my post #36 for links to an organization in Texas to contact
Forgot to put contact info for the organization in that post...#36
Educational Research Analysts
PO Box 7518
gview, Texas 75607
They've been fighting these people for over 30 years - they've done the groundwork in Texas - for TX and the whole country - and know what steps to take, who to contact. Contact them -
Let's not try to reinvent the wheel. We don't have the time.
Compared to the actual bill of rights that textbook appears
to be written for a fourth grade special needs class. If this is the level of reading comprehension and insight to be expected of high school students then this country is circling the drain. The genuine Madison product is to be seen below.
The Preamble to The Bill of Rights
Congress of the United States
begun and held at the City of New-York, on
Wednesday the fourth of March, one thousand seven hundred and eighty nine.
THE Conventions of a number of the States, having at the time of their adopting the Constitution, expressed a desire, in order to prevent misconstruction or abuse of its powers, that further declaratory and restrictive clauses should be added: And as extending the ground of public confidence in the Government, will best ensure the beneficent ends of its institution.
RESOLVED by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America, in Congress assembled, two thirds of both Houses concurring, that the following Articles be proposed to the Legislatures of the several States, as amendments to the Constitution of the United States, all, or any of which Articles, when ratified by three fourths of the said Legislatures, to be valid to all intents and purposes, as part of the said Constitution; viz.
ARTICLES in addition to, and Amendment of the Constitution of the United States of America, proposed by Congress, and ratified by the Legislatures of the several States, pursuant to the fifth Article of the original Constitution.
Note: The following text is a transcription of the first ten amendments to the Constitution in their original form. These amendments were ratified December 15, 1791, and form what is known as the “Bill of Rights.”
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.
A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.
No Soldier shall, in time of peace be quartered in any house, without the consent of the Owner, nor in time of war, but in a manner to be prescribed by law.
The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.
No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a Grand Jury, except in cases arising in the land or naval forces, or in the Militia, when in actual service in time of War or public danger; nor shall any person be subject for the same offence to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb; nor shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself, nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor shall private property be taken for public use, without just compensation.
In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial, by an impartial jury of the State and district wherein the crime shall have been committed, which district shall have been previously ascertained by law, and to be informed of the nature and cause of the accusation; to be confronted with the witnesses against him; to have compulsory process for obtaining witnesses in his favor, and to have the Assistance of Counsel for his defence.
In Suits at common law, where the value in controversy shall exceed twenty dollars, the right of trial by jury shall be preserved, and no fact tried by a jury, shall be otherwise re-examined in any Court of the United States, than according to the rules of the common law.
Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted.
The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people.
The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.
See my posts # 36 & 43
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Ha! Glad to hear that. My two kids were home schooled and now they are colliding with the machine in college. Exciting conversations with 20 something “professors”.
It is not an every day occurrence to have a student walk up to them after class and say “I didn’t pay for this nonsense. Your opinion is cool but I could care less. It is worth nothing to me. I paid for knowledge transfer, so more of that and less lip. Please.”
The information below about the definition of the 2nd Amendment on the White House website and also on the Senate website there is interesting verbage in the right margin.
Look at what whitehouse.gov says the second amendment is
the whitehouse site shortens the second amendment to: citizens have the right to bear arms, and totally disregards the rest involving militia.
From this page
THEN if you click “read the full text of the constitution” it goes here:
On that page “Amendments” goes here (farther down page)
and says this for second amendment:
“Amendment II (1791)
A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.”
WHAT IS WEIRD IS OFF TO THE RIGHT OF THAT IT SAYS THIS
“Whether this provision protects the individual’s right to own firearms or whether it deals only with the collective right of the people to arm and maintain a militia has long been debated.”
I helped the falling reviews along. Took a couple minutes.
I posted to TX freepers months ago to make it a law that no liberal should ever immigrate or become residents of TX. Well guess what? Here’s the beginning...
While this is tragic, it also raises the awareness of the deception and manipulation often practiced by the ruling, Marxist educators.
Almost $4,000 for 1 of those?!?
Another reason for the Separation of School and State. BEEP
Sheesh...they cant even get that right...
there are only tow articles on the bill of rights that use both of the terms “state” and “the people”....
The 2nd and 10th articles...
And the liberals ignore both of them...
the 2nd article affirms TWO rights....
the right of a “state” to raise a militia...
the right of “the people” to keep and bear arms...
Because BOTH are necessary to the security of a free state...
However Texas books go, so goes the nation. Lot’s of libs trying to take over Texas Education, but conservatives have fought back.
Of course, California has a big influence on publishers too.
“Brain washing” at its peak. Clintons were masters at throwing something against the wall and doing it enough times, it would stick thus, it became the “truth”.
If you teach kids something that isn’t true, over time they will believe it and it will then “become” the truth.
Liberals at work.