16 September, 2013

High School AP History Book Re-Writes the 2nd Amendment.

I saw this on Facebook this morning and wanted to pass this on!

This is the kind of garbage we've been warning you about in our public and private schools....

You may want to check your children's textbooks tonight to make sure this vile misrepresentation of truth is not part of their curriculum.

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.

Publisher: Amsco School Publications; 2nd Revised edition (2010)
by John J. Newman (Author) , John M. Schmalbach (Author)

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