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Texas schools board rewrites US history with lessons promoting God and guns

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posted on May, 16 2010 @ 03:16 PM
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Texas schools board rewrites US history with lessons promoting God and guns


www.guardian.co.uk

Cynthia Dunbar does not have a high regard for her local schools. She has called them unconstitutional, tyrannical and tools of perversion.

She is one of a clutch of Christian evangelists and social conservatives who have grasped control of the state's education board. This week they are expected to force through a new curriculum that is likely to shift what millions of American schoolchildren far beyond Texas learn about their history.

The board is to vote on a sweeping purge of alleged liberal bias in Texas school textbooks in favour of what Dunbar says really matters: a belief in America as a nation chosen by God as a beacon to the world, and free enterprise as the cornerstone of liberty and democracy. l
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posted on May, 16 2010 @ 03:16 PM
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This is insane!!!!
I think that this is happening on purpose

Many voted for Obama to unite the country, but I feel it is being divided more than ever before.

They are seperating the left and the right so much more than ever before. It's like electrical shock treatment for the conditioned sheep, but only to make their ailment worse.



Those corrections have prompted a blizzard of accusations of rewriting history and indoctrinating children by promoting rightwing views on religion, economics and guns while diminishing the science of evolution, the civil rights movement and the horrors of slavery.

Please see this:
www.abovetopsecret.com...

Do you see a pattern?
Or all of this just happens to be happening all at the same time?

It's just coincidence?
Coincidence in politics? That's when conspiracy theorists call other conspiracy theorists crazy conspiracy theorists!



Several changes include sidelining Thomas Jefferson, who favoured separation of church and state, while introducing a new focus on the "significant contributions" of pro-slavery Confederate leaders during the civil war.


Say what????????????????
I must be in the twillight zone again!!!
This can't be true!!


There is also a suggestion that the anti-communist witch-hunt by Senator Eugene McCarthy in the 1950s may have been justified.

OH OH!!



The education board has dropped references to the slave trade in favour of calling it the more innocuous "Atlantic triangular trade", and recasts the Israeli-Palestinian conflict as driven by Islamic fundamentalism.

OK HOLD ON HERE!!!
You gotta be kidding meeeeeeeeee!!!!!!!!!!!
Atlantic Triangular Trade?????



The curriculum has alarmed liberals across the country in part because Texas buys millions of text books every year, giving it considerable sway over what publishers print. By some estimates, all but a handful of American states rely on text books written to meet the Texas curriculum

What is happening here???

Personally I don't think this would be happening now if it wasn't for Ron Paul and his movement to truly unite the people. I believe this to be a defense tactic of tptb.

Obama is a neocon, dem or repub it doesn't matter
he supports the neo-conservative agenda

After Ross Perot the debate commssion was formed to only allow dems and republicans in presidential debate
They tried to adapt to the threat of another Ross Perot

And now this is trying to adapt to the threat of Ron Paul
Divide the country while he tried to unite it and she light on the fact that there is little differnece between democrat and republican.
They are putting the right into a complete extreme right

Who knows what the left will be, complete hatred of the right?
Mockery of those that want freedom and free market?
Again an attack on Ron Paul's movement perhaps?

Something big is happening here
NOTICE THE TREND

Do not put a blind eye to it!
There is a pattern here!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

www.guardian.co.uk
(visit the link for the full news article)

[edit on 16-5-2010 by ModernAcademia]



posted on May, 16 2010 @ 03:23 PM
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OK HOLD ON HERE!!!
You gotta be kidding meeeeeeeeee!!!!!!!!!!!
Atlantic Triangular Trade?????


Actually, that has always been what is was called. I mean calling it the slave trade is just as right but this is just another term that has always been used. In fact even when I was in school, it was called both the Atlantic Triangular trade route and the slave trade. Because the route wasn't just for trades. It was the silk road of its day. Every piece of commerce that came from the Americas traveled this route, European goods went back and more often than naught took a pit stop on the ivory coast to get some slaves.

Not that I'm supporting all of this but at least this change really isn't that bad.

But everything else? Good gawd



posted on May, 16 2010 @ 03:36 PM
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a belief in America as a nation chosen by God as a beacon to the world

Always been believed by america's founders and most american leaders and US policy makers. Not to mention a significant part of the US population.


free enterprise as the cornerstone of liberty and democracy.

This is a proven fact. Give free entreprise and private property to a population and they will become more free and want more liberty.


There seems to be a denial that this was a nation founded under God.

Well yes, but all humans were created under God... and since America is (supposed) to be a beacon of freedom and all laws based on natural law, aka God's law, that's why it's called a nation founded under god... because it's based on God's principles...

But the problem here I think is that the whole ``reform`` is based on the christian point of view, and not the theist one of the founders.. Christian point of view rejects everything else and make it on the christian religion... The founders just believed that there was one god that established principles, not that a religion was over another.


Several changes include sidelining Thomas Jefferson, who favoured separation of church and state,

See? This is exactly the problem.


while introducing a new focus on the "significant contributions" of pro-slavery Confederate leaders during the civil war.

Now that depends... if they are objective in the way they treat that it might be okay but if they glorify them and say that slavery is good, then it's disgusting. IMO it should be aimed at state rights.


The new curriculum asserts that "the right to keep and bear arms" is an important element of a democratic society.

Mmm YES.


Study of Sir Isaac Newton is dropped in favour of examining scientific advances through military technology.

Now this is kinda sick.


There is also a suggestion that the anti-communist witch-hunt by Senator Eugene McCarthy in the 1950s may have been justified.

What?


recasts the Israeli-Palestinian conflict as driven by Islamic fundamentalism.

Say what?

Yeah the problem here is that CHRISTIANS FUNDAMENTALISTS are doing it and NOT OBJECTIVELY. If they would do it objectively from a deist standpoint...

And at least this is better than the drivel ``let's not have children because of global warming`` and ``let's ban guns because they hurt people`` propaganda.

Is America really still a melting pot? A lot of people sure want it to be over.

[edit on 16-5-2010 by Vitchilo]



posted on May, 16 2010 @ 03:42 PM
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Originally posted by Vitchilo

a belief in America as a nation chosen by God as a beacon to the world

Always been believed by america's founders and most american leaders and US policy makers. Not to mention a significant part of the US population.

I disagree
I believe most of American population do not consider themselves as "chosen" by god but rather as moderates in this crazy world.

Originally posted by Vitchilo

There seems to be a denial that this was a nation founded under God.

Well yes, but all humans were created under God... and since America is (supposed) to be a beacon of freedom and all laws based on natural law, aka God's law, that's why it's called a nation founded under god... because it's based on God's principles...

Fair enough
But that was a long time ago
We've evolved since then


Originally posted by Vitchilo

while introducing a new focus on the "significant contributions" of pro-slavery Confederate leaders during the civil war.

Now that depends... if they are objective in the way they treat that it might be okay but if they glorify them and say that slavery is good, then it's disgusting. IMO it should be aimed at state rights.

Ummmm ya good luck on that one


Originally posted by VitchiloThe new curriculum asserts that "the right to keep and bear arms" is an important element of a democratic society.


Mmm YES.

Don't be so fast one that one
Even stalin spoke of leading the opposition
This is an attack on you



posted on May, 16 2010 @ 03:43 PM
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Well, history is always told from the the winner's side.

America seems to always win, and when they don't, they make it look like they did.

As for the curriculum changes, this is what happens when you allow ANY sort of religious influence on education.

A big ol' pile of crap.

REMOVE religion from the classroom PERIOD.

REMOVE religiously developped curriculums or programs PERIOD.

Teach children from a human perspective, not a Christian or a Mormon one.

Leave spirituality where it belongs, the home.

There's no way that ANY child should be taught anything from a biased perspective.

As stated above, history being written by the victor, it's already hard enough to teach without bias without interjecting religion into the mix.

It doesn't matter under what principles the country was founded, from a history standpoint sure, that select timeframe should be taught and there should be mention of the reasoning in THAT TIME.

The rest should be taught from a scientific and factual standpoint.

~Keeper



posted on May, 16 2010 @ 03:43 PM
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I think this woman from the Texas should check her history carefully.

I would imagine that if god or whoever these idiots believe in chose America for anything it would be as his urinating or defecating ground/area.

Reason: Americans as a nation are to delusional and incompetent to be acknowledged by a god as you Americans are the cause of why god would once again show his power and wipe out everything on earth to cleanse it from the monsters and corruption spreading like a disease across america.

Then again you would have to believe in god..pffft



posted on May, 16 2010 @ 03:46 PM
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I agree with the Texas School Board. For too many years liberals had their say in what goes into text books, it was political correctness run amuk. Time to even it up a bit!



posted on May, 16 2010 @ 03:51 PM
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Originally posted by Carseller4
Time to even it up a bit!

With religious extremism and mockery of the right?
Because that's what this is



posted on May, 16 2010 @ 03:55 PM
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...those that believe sarah palin is a viable vp candidate are probably thrilled with little miz dumbar (graduate of pat robertson's university of ignorance) and her history-rewriting nazi pals... texas has 15 school board districts and little miz dumbar is the republican rep for just one district, not the whole state and her term is up early next year, unless rick perry screws us again... hopefully sanity will prevail... heres a little bit of another article...


www.mercurynews.com...



States that place the largest textbook orders have traditionally held significant sway over the materials used in American classrooms. Texas is the country's second-largest textbook buyer, behind California, which has more than 6.2 million public school students in grades K-12.

Under Yee's bill, SB1451, the California Board of Education would be required to look out for any of the Texas content as part of its standard practice of reviewing public school textbooks. The board must then report any findings to both the Legislature and the secretary of education.

The bill describes the Texas curriculum changes as "a sharp departure from widely accepted historical teachings" and "a threat to the apolitical nature of public school governance and academic content standards in California."

"While some Texas politicians may want to set their educational standards back 50 years, California should not be subject to their backward curriculum changes," Yee said. "The alterations and fallacies made by these extremist conservatives are offensive to our communities and inaccurate of our nation's diverse history."

But some publishing industry experts say worries that the Texas standards will cross state lines are unfounded.

"It's an urban myth, especially in this digital age we live in, when content can be tailored and customized for individual states and school districts," said Jay Diskey, executive director of the schools division of the Association of American Publishers.



posted on May, 16 2010 @ 03:57 PM
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The Bible says God hates America, aka Babylon, and he's going to wipe it off the Earth.



posted on May, 16 2010 @ 04:00 PM
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Originally posted by Carseller4
I agree with the Texas School Board. For too many years liberals had their say in what goes into text books, it was political correctness run amuk. Time to even it up a bit!



I agree!

US history with lessons promoting God and guns

Sounds like Texas to me!


[edit on 16-5-2010 by SLAYER69]



posted on May, 16 2010 @ 04:04 PM
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Originally posted by Wise Man
The Bible says God hates America, aka Babylon, and he's going to wipe it off the Earth.

Babylon is not the U.S.
It's modern day Iraq

what u talkin bout willy?


Edit: Finally Slayer got his old AV back.. bout time

[edit on 16-5-2010 by ModernAcademia]



posted on May, 16 2010 @ 04:09 PM
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Originally posted by ModernAcademia

Originally posted by Wise Man
The Bible says God hates America, aka Babylon, and he's going to wipe it off the Earth.

Babylon is not the U.S.
It's modern day Iraq

what u talkin bout willy?


Edit: Finally Slayer got his old AV back.. bout time

[edit on 16-5-2010 by ModernAcademia]


Babylon has several meanings. In this context it has more to do with an idea rather than a specific location.



posted on May, 16 2010 @ 04:13 PM
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Originally posted by ModernAcademia

Babylon is not the U.S.
It's modern day Iraq

what u talkin bout willy?




Actually ancient Babylon is Iraq.

I'm talking about the future prophecy.. called Mystery Babylon, Spiritual Babylon, Spiritual Egypt, Spiritual Sodom ect. not ancient Babylon.
God didn't forget about an entire continent.



[edit on 16-5-2010 by Wise Man]



posted on May, 16 2010 @ 04:14 PM
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From the article-


One amendment requires that students be taught that economic prosperity requires "minimal government intrusion and taxation".



OH those religious fanatics. Do they not know that huge government and draconian TAXATION breeds prosperity!

Frelling fail article.

The article has LIBERAL bias. NO ALLEGED ABOUT IT!



posted on May, 16 2010 @ 04:48 PM
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So how does it address the robber-barons?

What does this "Pure Capitalism is the only way" line of teaching say about why the government has Monopoly laws?

In teaching the 'evils of taxes' does it address how the books were paid for?

[edit on 16-5-2010 by K J Gunderson]



posted on May, 16 2010 @ 04:55 PM
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ARE any of you Texans?
Seriously!

They have their right to conduct their business as Texans see fit. Don't like?

Too bad!

Texas



posted on May, 16 2010 @ 04:55 PM
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Governments have laws against monopolies?

Do they?

Who writes the laws and legislation? Hell, the politicians do not even know what are in the bills most of the time. So who exactly is writing them?

So, we have governments write legislation that they pick and choose when they are to be enforced. Yeah, sounds to me like cronie capitalism.

Government could run easily without taxing individuals at all. Hear that? At all. They do it to control the people. Period.

Seems like the government has not done anything about the robber barrons have they?

I say it is time to put the Grand Juries of history back into the hands of the citizens again. Start having some trials on the robber barrons that your beloved government does not seem to want to stop. Then we have some trials on some government officials that want to be in the pockets of the robber barrons you speak of.

Income taxes DO NOT GO TO SUPPLYING ANYTHING. They go to the damn banks. Maybe you should open your eyes!



posted on May, 16 2010 @ 05:01 PM
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Well yes, but all humans were created under God... and since America is (supposed) to be a beacon of freedom and all laws based on natural law, aka God's law, that's why it's called a nation founded under god... because it's based on God's principles...


No. The United States Constitution is SO FAR from anything that's in the Bible its not even funny. The Founders were Deists who believed in separation of Church and State because of what had happened for years in Europe (everything from Crusades to Inquisitions). The Bible says people who work on the Sabbath should be killed and personifies God as a tyrant King damning all oppose him to Hell. The Bible is a poor moral code and is neither the original basis for our laws or our Constitution.

The madness that is happening in Texas is bad enough but to know that what Textbooks Texans use usually apply to the whole country makes this a frightening development indeed.



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