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Flags In Classrooms

The lamestream media told you:
In an effort to bolster patriotism, state legislators have been passing laws requiring public school classrooms to display the American flag, and copies of the Bill of Rights and the Constitution. Funding for the requirements is typically not provided, putting many schools in a financial bind.

Now, some public colleges are considering requiring all students to take at least one class in U.S. history. The American Council of Trustees and Advisors, a national group, has found that "America's graduating college seniors are more familiar with Snoop Dogg and other MTV icons than the Founding Fathers." U.S. history is not currently a college requirement.

The Uninvited Ombudsman notes however that:
If teaching U.S. history means perpetuating current public school curricula on the subject, students might be better off without it.

According to "Magruder's American Government," the textbook in the Uninvited Ombudsman's daughter's senior high school class, "The Second Amendment was added to the Constitution to protect the right of each state to keep a militia." I am not making this up.

The Prentice Hall textbook goes on the insist, "The only important 2nd Amendment case is 'United States v. Miller, 1939,'" and continues with a brief, distorted view of the Amendment, its origins and current condition. This is indexed as "gun control." There is no listing for guns, firearms, RKBA, or any rights-oriented category. Any positive aspects of guns, their use in the preservation of peace, and their relationship to freedom are absent.

In stark contrast, Supreme Court Gun Cases covers 92 gun cases the High Court has heard, from nearly every period in its history, of which all assume or are consistent with the principle that RKBA is an individual right. No schools use this text.

Further review of the Prentice Hall text finds that American-style capitalism, though treated with only mild disdain, shares equal space with socialism and communism as viable governmental models. Failures and abuses committed under those systems are missing for some reason.

The propagandizing and deception in public school textbooks is widely known, but the controlling clique that produces them, approves them for schools and distributes them in monopoly fashion are well entrenched. Taxpayers fund the effort.

At least the book includes a glossary. In Spanish.


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  • Freelance writer Alan Korwin is a founder and past president of the Arizona Book Publishing Association. With his wife Cheryl he operates Bloomfield Press, the largest producer and distributor of gun-law books in the country. Here writing as "The Uninvited Ombudsman," Alan covers the day's stories as they ought to read. Read more.

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