posted on Nov, 26 2012 @ 06:11 AM
This is disturbing for me. I am older and grew up through the Cold War years, served in Vietnam in the Army Security Agency (including 15 yrs in USAR
and FL Nat Guard) and served a decade in law enforcement. I am not disturbed by some lesson plan espousing the notion that the BostonTea Party was an
act of terrorism as much as I am about the notion that children would be tasked by their teachers to keep secrets from their parents! Those parents
need to IMMEDIATELY get their children out of that cesspool and MAKE time to homeschool them. It is one thing for kids to keep mum about a surprise
for a parent, classmate or teacher, but most definately NOT about what they were taught that day. We entrust our education system to teach our
children the TRUTH as it happened and expose them to the fact that our modern perceptions and ideals can NOT be applied to "adjudicate" historical
acts (or historical figures), especially when that adjudication is presented to direct our children toward a specific agenda. Specifically, one we
would not accept. Why else shroud it in secrecy?
The Dept of Education is a bloated monster that professes to know best what our children should learn during their school years. I liken it to an
upside down pyramid which rests precariously on its point with an ever increasing (and unsustainable) PC bureaucracy which will eventually exceed the
tipping point and crash.
Terrorism does not apply to property. Sorry, but it is the threat of violence to innocent bystanders as a means to coerce others, usually a
governmental group(s). Not teabags, not trees, not corporate entities nor any other non-human creature or contrivance.
The Boston Tea Party was most definately NOT an act of terrorism. Vandalism? Patriotism? Or just drunk and p****d off? All of the above?
We will likely never know for sure.