(NaturalNews) The so-called "agents of change" have long used the public school system as a means of imposing their views. But in recent years, the governing masterminds have stepped up their efforts, and they have become more brazen.
One such recent effort: purposefully misrepresenting some of the Constitution's first 10 amendments in students' "history" textbooks.
When you can't compete in the realm of ideas, change the rules - and the 'facts'
According to Breitbart News:
The authors of United States History: Preparing for the Advanced Placement Examination have taken it upon themselves to change the Constitution of the United States. The high school textbook contains a summary of each Amendment that alters the initial intent in which they were created.
The "interpretation" of the Second Amendment stands out in particular: "The people have a right to keep and bear arms in a state militia."
Well, as most readers know, the Second Amendment actually says: "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."
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Guyer High School and numerous others have assigned the book for an "Advanced Placement History" course. By assigning anti-factual literature, the only advanced placement the school has ensured for their students is in the world of biased academia.
It's a shame that parents increasingly have to check grade and high school textbooks to ensure historical accuracy - but that's what happens when you remove civics courses from primary school curriculum. A population that does not know its basic rights will never implore government to respect them, and that, of course, is the point of the masterminds.
John Whitehead, a constitutional attorney and author who founded the libertarian-leaning Rutherford Institute, wrote of this worsening threat recently, noting that it is now embodied in the so-called "Common Core" education curriculum being forced on states:
Those who founded America believed that an educated citizenry knowledgeable about their rights was the surest means of preserving freedom. If so, then the inverse should also hold true: that the surest way for a government to maintain its power and keep the citizenry in line is by rendering them ignorant of their rights and unable to think for themselves.
'Let him ask his question!'
He correctly points out that, in order to effect the kind of social change the power mongers seek, you must start early - and what better place than the public school system:
Essentially, these standards, which were developed through a partnership between big government and corporations, in the absence of any real input from parents or educators with practical, hands-on classroom experience, and are being rolled out in 45 states and the District of Columbia, will create a generation of test-takers capable of little else, molded and shaped by the federal government and its corporate allies into what it considers to be ideal citizens.
Whitehead goes on to mention that, recently, 46-year-old Robert Small was forcibly removed from a local school board meeting near Baltimore when he stood up to protest the Common Core. Small, who has two kids in local schools, was then arrested by an off-duty police officer who was working as a security guard and charged with resisting arrest and assaulting an officer. He faces 10 years in prison if convicted.
As he was being forcibly removed, to surrounding gasps from the audience (whom the school board took only preselected questions from), Small, as seen in this video of the event, said to the crowd, "Don't stand for this. You are sitting here like cattle! Is this America?"
One woman shouted twice, "Let him ask his question!"
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