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(Un) Common Core – Where gun controllers indoctrinate THEIR idea of the 2nd Amendment

The idea of a standard in education sounds good at first blush.  You don’t want to have anyone fall behind.  But the problem arises when a few are allowed to dictate what is “Common” and their views are allowed to indoctrinate the children of this country even if those views are contrary to the truth.

Case in point, the textbooks and teaching materials that are approved by the Common Core Standards have warped interpretations of the 2nd Amendment.

Examples in textbooks on how the 2nd Amendment is taught:

United States History: Preparing for the Advanced Placement Examination:

The Second Amendment: The people have the right to keep and bear arms in a state militia.

The Americans (history textbook):

The Second and Third Amendments – grant citizens the right to bear arms as members of a militia of citizen-soldiers and prevent the government from housing troops in private homes in peacetime.

This might have been acceptable (WRONG, but acceptable) prior to Heller v DC and McDonald v Chicago but those cases were 6 and 4 years ago respectively.  The issue is done, the Supreme Court has ruled (twice) that individual people have the right to keep and bear arms.  These textbooks are doing nothing more than trying to brainwash students into believing a lie; with hopes that they will grow up to be like minded gun hating liberals.

This goes beyond the textbooks as well for Common Core provides template worksheets to help teachers bring to bear, not only the destruction of the 2nd Amendment but the cheapening and undermining of all the Bill of Rights.

In Bryant, Arkansas the following “assignment” was handed out to sixth graders.

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I know it’s a little fuzzy so I’ll highlight the important bits.

“The Government of the United States is currently revisiting The Bill of Rights.  They have determined that it is outdated and may not remain in its current form any longer.”

It then goes on to tell the kids, that basically, a poll is being taken to see what can be cut out of the Bill of Rights.  It even leads them into thinking that they are participating in a task force called the National Revised Bill of Rights Task Force.

“Your task as a member of the NRBR Task Force is to prioritize, revise, prune two and add two amendments to The Bill of Rights.”

The kids assignment was to cut the Bill of Rights, one of the most important and defining documents in human history, like a drunken plastic surgeon and add LOL’s and emoticons to it so it can be less “outdated.”

Since when is liberty EVER outdated?

Here’s the best part though, after parents complained it came to light that the students hadn’t been taught ANYTHING about how ratifying the Constitution works.  They weren’t taught how government actually works but bamboozled into thinking that the Bill of Rights could be easily discarded by some “task force” for being viewed as outdated.  Common Core doesn’t care about actually teaching but rather pushing their own ideology on impressionable minds.

Unfortunately, the Common Core approved textbooks and worksheets aren’t the end of it, but rather only the beginning.  For the teachers who are teaching this drivel use the textbooks to strengthen and justify the passing on of their own hatred for the 2nd Amendment.

Even an 8th grade girl who KNOWS about the Constitution was browbeaten by her teacher in hopes of breaking her and her belief in Liberty.  Take a look at the following excerpt from a test of an 8th Grade Girl from South Carolina:

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To clarify, the writing in blue is from the parents of the girl, the crossed out answers are the girls and were replaced by the teacher.

A person gets pulled over for a traffic stop, the police DO NOT have a right to confiscate that gun and there are lawsuits aplenty in which that has been proven at the detriment of taxpayers paying settlements.  And having your property seized has NOTHING to do with the 2nd Amendment but EVERYTHING to do with the 4th.

This teacher is towing the gun controller zealot line (read comments for why it’s not “toeing”) and trying to dash out the spark of liberty in the young so that they may be led to believe that the government has rights to take your property without reason or cause and that it is perfectly fine for them to do so.

It’s NOT.

But that doesn’t stop the gun haters from trying.  The following text is approved Common Core material for elementary school students:

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Once again, a bastardization of the 2nd Amendment in order to promote a statist mindset that runs AGAINST what the 2nd Amendment is actually intended to protect.

Firstly, they remove “the right to keep and bear arms” and instead say that the people have the right to “certain weapons.” Beyond laying the mental foundation in children to believe that gun bans are somehow constitutional it also promotes the idea that you may have your weapon so long as you don’t use/carry/bear it in any way.

Then it flat out LIES that your weapon must be registered.  This is the fool notion that some believe, such as President Obama, that the majority of states require you to register your firearms.  That is untrue.  The VAST majority require nothing of the sort and some have ACTUAL laws preventing the state from creating a registry.

When you get down to brass tacks, Common Core reminds me of Josef Stalin.  Stalin said (loose translation): “It doesn’t matter who votes, it matters who counts the votes.”

So too does Common Core get to reject any semblance of common sense and the truth, as its intention is to indoctrinate and control the minds of tomorrow by misleading and lying to them today.

Gun hating, history distorting, brainwashing may play in places like New York City and San Francisco but that is where they should stay…and that is why Common Core has got to go.

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  • MoparToYa

    Our voices need to be LOUDER – Our actions STRONGER
    The last of the generations that understand will be gone in a few short decades.
    When that happens, the only ones left are being taught this now.
    They will never know what has been lost.
    That is not by accident. It is because we lost backbone and SPIRIT.

  • IDAHO PATRIOT

    Ok now, real slow so it does not confuse you, SHALL NOT BE INFRINGED, basic English that the odumbass crowd can not understand!! MOLON LABE!!! nsa dhs gfy

  • ZZBottomUp

    Check this out, this same definition is being taught in the of district of Springfield, IL the land of Lincoln!

    http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2014/03/24/listen-to-superintendent-explain-why-he-refuses-to-remove-workbook-with-outrageous-definition-of-second-amendment/

  • jimpeel

    When will authors ever learn that it is to TOE the line not TOW the line. The saying is from standing at attention with the toes on a line on the ground.

    What the author wrote: “This teacher is towing the gun controller zealot line …”

    What the author should have written: “This teacher is toeing the gun controller zealot line …”

    http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/toe+the+line?s=t

    60. toe the line to conform to expected standards, attitudes, etc

    • ipsd48

      In this case I believe ‘tow’ the line would be correct………..as they’re TOWING a line of BS and not TOEING the line of the Bill of Rights

    • Well Done

      That’s nice, Jim. Now kindly tow off.

    • Bullets First

      ipsd48 actually has the right of it. After 6 years in the Army I know what it is to toe the line…but I’m not saying that these teachers are standing by in unison support of common core so much as I am saying they are pulling it along and trying to drag the Bill of Rights into the crapper.

      I did edit the article to show that the use of “towing” was intentional though.

  • Spiderman TUba

    The text book “The Americans” clearly states on page 70 “The first eight amendments spell out the personal liberties the states had requested.” Is the 2nd amendment one of the first eight? I think it is. Given that context, its clear that by “citizen-soldier” they mean the entire citizenry.

    • Bullets First

      I disagree with you spiderman. I contend that the authors are implying that you have the right to be a member of the militia so long as you are controlled by someone else.

      Whereas our founding fathers took the militia to be the people themselves. George Mason himself spoke on this when he said: “I ask, Sir, what is the militia? It is the whole people. To disarm the people is the best and most effectual way to enslave them.”

      Yet to interpret what the textbook is saying like you do makes it redundant, to wit: The Second Amendment – grant citizens the right to bear arms as members of the citizenry of citizen-soldiers

      The editors of this textbook instead are trying to make a clear line of demarcation between what the 2nd Amendment ACTUALLY protects and what they are trying to project as its limits.

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  • Barry Hirsh

    This one stopped me dead in my tracks:

    “The Government of the United States is currently revisiting The Bill of Rights. They have determined that it is outdated and may not remain in its current form any longer.”

    The government is answerable to the Constitution; it has no power to determine whether or not the Bill of Rights meets with its approval, and certainly no power to dictate that it may not remain in its current form.

    That premise, IN A SCHOOL WORKBOOK no less, is absolutely THE most horrendous thing I have yet witnessed.

    • MagpieNessa

      Actually, we did an exercise like this when I was in middle school (a long time ago), and the teacher used it as a moment to call us out on why we had all abandoned the 2nd Amendment. In the end, the entire class realized that all of the amendments were necessary and important. Rather than teach any political agenda, it put us in the position of the framers and asked us to think about why those particular amendments were so crucial.

      • Barry Hirsh

        My shock and horror wasn’t necessarily the exercise of considering the merits of each amendment, or what others might be appropriate. It was because of the very premise that the government had ‘decided’ that the Bill of Rights was anachronistic and could not be allowed to remain in its current form any longer.

        That plants a false and dangerous seed in the children’s minds.

  • TexasJester

    In Texas, we don’t register our firearms. The ONLY records that exist that a firearm was purchased is the sales record at the FFL’s location, and they’re kept for 6 months or a year (I don’t remember).

    The FFL I purchase my firearms from said that if the feds come in and want to see his records, he’s going to have an ill-timed fire…

    That being said, this is SCARY. I believe Stalin once said “Give me your children for 4 years and they will be mine forever.” Then there was the Hitler Youth. To have this being taught to the young children, is nothing short of brainwashing. Hitler had the children turning in their parents, as did Lenin, Stalin, and Kruschev. Even Fidel Castro trurned the children against their parents. This is what will happen — SOON — if it’s not already in some areas.

    That “well-regulated militia” may be needed SOON..

    I read in the comments to another article, that Judge Andrew Nepalitano said (and paraphrasing) “The Second Amendment isn’t about shooting deer, but about shooting tyrants, and using the same hardware they would shoot us with.”

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  • David in Dallas

    Texas, among others, rejected Common Core entirely. More needs to be done, but it’s a start.

  • Robert L. Rice

    The Constitution,And the Bill Of rights,Were written,to stop the government ,from outlawing our guns,and unsurp our FREEDOMS,Common core is BULL $HIT,They are trying to brain wash our children,into believing , what they are trying to teach…

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  • wvstarktruth

    The Common Core Standards are flawed in many ways and are not the best we can do for our children. Many States signed onto these standards because it was cheaper than creating their own and because someone dangled money in front of their nose if they had some kind of “college and career-ready standards (CC was not required). However, CC is a set of standards, not curriculum. The lesson on the 2nd Amendment was not “approved” by the Common Core Standards because they have no “approved” curriculum. What is happening here is slick marketing by others who would sell their packaged curriculum to school districts that don’t have the gumption to create their own which used to be what a teacher was paid to do. The lesson on the 2nd Amendment was created by a teacher well before CC ever existed and is now retired from the IL school district where this lesson appeared. It may have been distributed elsewhere, but the teacher was from IL. If we are to end the sad effort behind CC we must confine our arguments to provable facts and not wild speculation. otherwise we will lose a lot of credibility and be tagged with the “conspiracy theory” label and ignored. If you want to stop CC, read the standards and realize that they do not push a curriculum. The publishers are eager to sell things to schools and they are using the label “Common Core aligned” to sell their wares. Studies have already found that much of this “Common Core aligned” product junk – much of it laced with propaganda such as you showed here – is the same material sold before CC was approved without any significant changes being made to make them “core-aligned”. These package publishers are frauds and should be barred from any school that is worth its salt.

  • TopAssistant

    I suggest those for and against
    Common Core do a little research on the Muslim Brotherhood and how they are
    involved it getting it adopted. Both political parties refuse to give you the
    facts. Start doing your research on the Muslim Brotherhood in America and the
    plan they wrote to destroy us and force us into a global Caliphate, an Ummah
    ruled by Shariah/Islamic law. You
    can buy a copy of their plan to destroy America at Amazon for only $5.00 An Explanatory Memorandum: From the Archives of the Muslim Brotherhood
    in America or, you
    can read an online copy here at The Oak Initiative website: http://www.theoakinitiative.org/pdfs/teamb/15-Shariah-The-Threat-to-America-Team-B-Report-Web-285-308.pdf

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  • This is but more evidence that the Second Amendment is doomed. See http://www.constitutionmythbusters.org/the-second-amendment-is-doomed/.

  • Docs357

    There trying to turn our children against us. It’s that simple

  • Henry Elgin

    I am in 10th grade, and Common Core was just implemented here in PA. I have yet to see any indoctrination, but I’m sure it’s coming. (In AP US History, for example). This example and every other I have seen absolutely disgusts me. They (socialist liberals) are brainwashing the younger generation and basically raising a new generation of thoughtless zombie sheep. Whenever I run into Common Core indoctrination (which i probably will), I will answer with a constitutional answer even if it means I get the answer wrong. Let’s vote those Communists out of office! Long live the Republic!

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