Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Tennessee Tea Parties want to Remove Slavery from Textbooks

Lord, the tea party is a hot ass mess. The other day, these fools presented their demands to Tennessee lawmakers. Among those demands was the ability to change history and remove slavery from the textbooks. 
The material calls for lawmakers to amend state laws governing school curriculums, and for textbook selection criteria to say that “No portrayal of minority experience in the history which actually occurred shall obscure the experience or contributions of the Founding Fathers, or the majority of citizens, including those who reached positions of leadership.”

Fayette County attorney Hal Rounds, the group’s lead spokesman during the news conference, said the group wants to address “an awful lot of made-up criticism about, for instance, the founders intruding on the Indians or having slaves or being hypocrites in one way or another.
Made-up criticism? Are these people crazy or what? Slavery was real, especially in the Tennessee area.  They have to high or daft to think they can erase slavery from the history books.



Daij said...

Pure white-washing. If it's not written then it never happened. BULL SHIT.

Ron said...

People trying to rewrite history when what actually happened doesn't agree with their current views. Let's move on, nothing new here.

luciferosirisarnold said...

I never got my 40 acres and a mule.
The Natives got theirs and the Japanese got paid for being in camps.....where's the money!

Kyle Leach said...

Revisionists try this all the time in different ways. They wouldn't be so successful if people actually paid attention during their eduction and and learned how to be independent thinkers and contributing members of society. Unfortunately, most just become sheep in a see of sheep. Makes them easy pickings for the wolves and makes protecting the people of the world that much more difficult.

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