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ALERT: The Constitution Now Comes With A Warning Label

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posted on Jun, 4 2010 @ 05:26 PM
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Something really wrong here.
Found this on another blog site and all can ask is,
What the hell has happened to my country?

Seems now if you purchase a copy of The Constitution from Amazon, not only will you receive the item you paid for, but you will also be truly shocked when you open the book to find a very insulting/politically correct warning label.




Here is the book’s page on Amazon.com. If you read the reviews-other folks are surprised/shocked/angered too. Why does Amazon still use A&D Publishing/Wilder Publications if their product is defective and biased? You might want to ask them.

Or, maybe you’d like to write a letter directly to:


A & D Publishing
PO Box 3005
Radford,Va 24143-3005


or contact: Wilder Publications

If you do contact them be respectful. As with the tea party, it takes one nasty comment or sign to paint everyone else with a broad rightwing/racist etc…brush. Show them more respect than they show to our Founding documents.


Source - IOwnTheWorld.com

But this doesn't just apply to The Constitution because you'll get the same warning label if you purchase other documents written by our Founding Fathers such as The Declaration of Independence and The Articles of Confederation.

If this doesn't make your blood boil, you ain't a fellow countryman.

Related article from the CATO Institute




posted on Jun, 4 2010 @ 05:39 PM
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Of course the "political correctionists" (aka liberals) will think there is nothing wrong with this, and probably say they think it's a great idea.




posted on Jun, 4 2010 @ 05:53 PM
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Don't even know what to say to this... Feel like I should say something, but its gotten so ridiculous that honestly this doesn't even surprise me. I'm surprised they even sell the constitution anymore, it could promote 'thought crime'.



posted on Jun, 4 2010 @ 06:01 PM
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Apparently A&D publishing disagrees with some of the content of these documents. They have the right to state it. I have the right to think they're either PC wusses or communists. I am ashamed to call them fellow Virginians.
On the bright side it is actually printed right here in the US. Can you imagine the crap they would've taken if it had been printed in say, Indonesia?



posted on Jun, 4 2010 @ 06:11 PM
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The Constitution was not written as a racially charged document, but there are several clauses surrounding slavery that certainly ARE racially charged. Black people didn't have rights. They were considered to be property. Women were considered second-class citizens and had to earn the right to vote.

Why anyone would be insulted by this, I don't understand. Times have changed. You don't HAVE to discuss it with your kids. It's just a suggestion. Jeez, people sure are sensitive...



posted on Jun, 4 2010 @ 06:20 PM
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Does Amazon do this for all old books or documents?

Huckleberry Finn is downright pornographic by today's standards because it contains the N-word. Similar things can be said of many other older works because they violate contemporary taboos.

Do books like Huckleberry Finn have similar warnings?



posted on Jun, 4 2010 @ 06:24 PM
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Patriots have a warning lable as well;

Don't Tread On Me!



NWO Conceder yourself warned.

Molon Labe!



posted on Jun, 4 2010 @ 06:30 PM
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reply to post by centurion1211
 


Coul you please explain the purpose of your post? Seriously... It doesn't seem to add anything to this thread whatsoever. Just the usual party bashing. Give me a break.



posted on Jun, 4 2010 @ 06:30 PM
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Could you please explain the purpose of your post? Seriously... It doesn't seem to add anything to this thread whatsoever. Just the usual party bashing. Give me a break.



posted on Jun, 4 2010 @ 06:37 PM
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Originally posted by Benevolent Heretic
The Constitution was not written as a racially charged document, but there are several clauses surrounding slavery that certainly ARE racially charged. Black people didn't have rights. They were considered to be property. Women were considered second-class citizens and had to earn the right to vote.

Why anyone would be insulted by this, I don't understand. Times have changed. You don't HAVE to discuss it with your kids. It's just a suggestion. Jeez, people sure are sensitive...


Is there nothing liberal you won't defend?


These are the founding documents of our country, for God's sake. That alone should give them a "pass" from the PC thought police.

I suppose you'd also support banning them from schools as a next step to protect our young?

As I've said many times in other threads on historical issues, it is a mistake to judge people and things from the past using today's set of values.

Turn it around. Should we post warnings along with what you write here? After all, your posts are certainly "heretical" to the mainstream values of most Americans, and hardly benevolent.



posted on Jun, 4 2010 @ 06:38 PM
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The following is my opinion as a member participating in this discussion.

I find this so offensive I cannot form the words to express how I feel. How could anyone read this document and come away from it thinking it is anything other than an attempt to marginalized the Supreme LAW of the land? Law that grants jerks who write this tripe protection from a government who would otherwise have us all be silent little lambs.

I think I shall write a letter explaining to them that in the context of our history and all that it entails, such a disclaimer is not necessary and highly offensive to anyone who still cares about this Document and the principles, timeless, that it represents.

As an ATS Staff Member, I will not moderate in threads such as this where I have participated as a member.



posted on Jun, 4 2010 @ 06:42 PM
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Originally posted by Namaste
reply to post by centurion1211
 


Coul you please explain the purpose of your post? Seriously... It doesn't seem to add anything to this thread whatsoever. Just the usual party bashing. Give me a break.


Sure. Read my post just above.

I'm one of many that are sick and tired of the PC thought police constantly trying to delete or revise history in an attempt to either make it "prettier", or to have it conform more to PC beliefs. Things like deleting all references to the Mt. Rushmore from textbooks, because there are only white presidents portrayed (despite the fact that's all there had ever been when it was built) and it just maybe might possibly offend someone.

The people that do this and/or support PC come from just one end of the political spectrum, the left.

That explain it well enough for you?

[edit on 6/4/2010 by centurion1211]



posted on Jun, 4 2010 @ 06:45 PM
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There are parts of the Constitution that are "racially charged," but only the discerning eye will catch the racially charged parts. For example, there is the part where all other people are counted as 3/5 of a person. This section does not explicitly refer to slaves, but a student of history will catch this.

Given that one needs to have a background knowledge of history to catch the "racially charged" parts of the Constitution, the warning is useless. Somebody with the background knowledge of history is going to know the historical context in which the Constitution and its amendments were written and does not need to be warned.

Somebody without the background knowledge is not going to catch the racism. They are only going to comprehend the parts that explicitly condemn racism and slavery like the 13th and 14th amendment. These people (if they exist in any large number) will be confused by the warning because they will not see any racism within the Constitution.



posted on Jun, 4 2010 @ 06:46 PM
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The following is my opinion as a member participating in this discussion.



It is offensive because of how the Constitution is treated these days. It's just another insult by people who read the text and don't understand it and the context.

As an ATS Staff Member, I will not moderate in threads such as this where I have participated as a member.


[edit on 4-6-2010 by projectvxn]



posted on Jun, 4 2010 @ 06:57 PM
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In a world where our president and other liberal leaders have seen the constitution as "outdated and unworkable" documents which are more of an obstacle than anything else this should surprise no one.

The constitution at times also did prove itself an obstacle to the former Bush administration, and other past presidents and government leaders throughout our history.

If they could burn it and erase it completely from our history they would in a heartbeat.

Now it is passed off as an incorrect classic work for sale on the Internet where the buyer must first read a disclaimer.

The erosion of freedom and the loss of our founding principles continues.

It's just words, paper and ink right?




posted on Jun, 4 2010 @ 07:02 PM
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Dude seriously, can you post in a thread and not be a political troll?

Every single post you make references 'liberals'. This has nothing to do with liberal or conservative. It's about a warning label on a book. Way to attempt to derail the OP's thread right off the bat.





Yes, there are parts of the Constitution that are racially charged or discriminatory. However, if the book includes the amendments (it should) than anyone reading it would see that we have modernized and changed our ways as a country.

I think the warning was included with benevolent intentions, but the wording is sloppy. I think it hurts more than it helps, Especially the part about being "a product of its time". Yes, the Constitution was a "product of its time", but it is still the supreme law of this land. I am constantly hearing people refer to the Constitution as if it has no bearing on our country today (it's just a piece of paper, anyone?).

I think a more appropriate disclaimer would be:



Warning: the rights guaranteed to you by the following documents may or may not be applicable. Please consult your local and state laws before assuming that the rights guaranteed to you by the following documents are in accordance with local legislation. Do not attempt to reference these documents in a court of law.



posted on Jun, 4 2010 @ 07:05 PM
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That is rather insulting. It is one thing to say that the constitution is a product of time... and that the people who wrote it thought differently than we do now. It's another thing to say that it's outdated and that it shouldn't be taken seriously. That's why they made changes to the constitution. It was an imperfect document. So we made it more perfect. We should discuss it in that sense. To say that it shouldn't be taken seriously... is just ridiculous. Why do we even have laws anymore? They're just a product of time... and should only be read with the way they were written- then. I mean... it's like saying that.

[edit on 4-6-2010 by Frankidealist35]



posted on Jun, 4 2010 @ 07:11 PM
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...theres no logical reason for the angry responses... perhaps its hormonal...


...the constitution was written by white men for white men - thats a fact... its the ammendments and bill of rights that turned a misogynistic and racist document into one that is sometimes reasonably fair...

...any average elementary aged child studying the constitution would certainly ask questions about some of the wording, especially when they realize that all those over-glorified god-given rights initially only applied to white men - so, the explanation by amazon (or the publisher or whoever) is certainly applicable...



posted on Jun, 4 2010 @ 07:15 PM
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Originally posted by centurion1211
Of course the "political correctionists" (aka liberals) will think there is nothing wrong with this, and probably say they think it's a great idea.


Dude, regardless of what you think about me I'm closer to fascism than I am to liberalism (which I hope you understand means I'm close to center). Yet I think the "disclaimer" is written by a raging lunatic. This time, I am serious.



posted on Jun, 4 2010 @ 08:03 PM
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The following is my opinion as a member participating in this discussion.

Oh? Samuel Adams was a dirt poor abolitionist. Many of the Founders were also abolitionists. Did you know we had Black founding fathers? No? Well here's some history:

Peter Salem

Richard Allen

Prince Estabrook

I could go on. Some were slaves some weren't. What we need to remember about colonial America is that MOST PEOPLE who came to America were, in fact, endentured servants(slaves) and not all of them were Africans. When we say things like "America was built only for white men" we do harm by erasing from memory the history of a people who, to this day, do not know the impact their ancestors truly had on the Founding of our nation.

It is NOT a fact that America was fought and designed solely for white men. This little "fact" of yours just helps deny the history of millions of Black Americans who are alive today, many who hunger to realize their role and place in a world that seems to be against them. I refuse to do this, and if you care, you should too.

As an ATS Staff Member, I will not moderate in threads such as this where I have participated as a member.



Edit to add:

By the way, I'm a pretty knowledgeable Constitutionalist. I know my history quite well, and I know the language quite well. No where in the Constitution do the words, or any text implying that the "Constitution applies only to white men" exists. I recommend a gander at it an perhaps the Federalist Papers, the Articles of Confederation, the Magna Carta, and Cicero's Natural Rights...yep, that should be a great start.
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[edit on 4-6-2010 by projectvxn]



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