by Al Benson Jr.
What's one of the best ways to help to foster a "gun control" culture among the next generation? That's easy. Just lie to them in their courses in public school about what the Second Amendment really says. That's all it takes, and if you just can keep on telling the lie often enough and long enough the kids will start to believe it because "it's what we were taught in public school so it must be right." Right? I hate to be a party-pooper, but that is 100% WRONG! Teaching kids fake or perverted "history" is never right.
Many of you have heard of the new "Common Core" educational standards which most states have, unfortunately, signed on for in their public schools, thinking this would improve public school education. Nothing could be further from the truth. Those who know most about this feau-education program have labeled it "Commie Core" and that isn't too far off the mark. The John Birch Society recently put out a DVD on this program which is quite revelatory. I have a batch of them a friend sent me. If anyone is interested send me your name and address and $3.00 for mailing cost and I will send one along to you.
To try to go into all the problems with Common Core here would take up enough space for a small book, so I will cite one glaring example of their "curriculum" in which they outright lie to students about the Second Amendment.
Public school district 186 in Springfield, Illinois (where else but in the hometown of "Honest" Abe) they have a Common Core workbook that deals with the Second Amendment. In the US Constitution the Second Amendment clearly states: "A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed." Teach kids that truth and most of us have no problem with it.
However, the version of this being taught in District 186 in Springfield says: "Amendment 2 (1791) Right to bear arms--This amendment states that people have the right to certain weapons, providing that they register them and that they have never been in prison..." Just a slight deviation from the original wouldn't you say?
This public school workbook is telling students that people have a right to "certain weapons" provided they "register" them and haven't been in the slammer. Sorry folks, that's not what the Second Amendment really says. That's what the public school Educrats wish it said. That's what they'd like to get it changed to say. And who would decide which weapons our people could have? Why our completely trustworthy federal government, that's who. You folks who "trust" the federal government nowadays, please don't all raise your hands at once! Rest assured I am not among your number. This government has lied to us about so much for so long, no matter which party is in power (and they're both controlled by the same people) that I'm afraid I don't believe much, if any, of what they tell us.
And where do public schools get their educational guidelines, from the Department of Education in Washington, that's where. So it's in their interest to lie to us about the Second Amendment. If this drivel is being passed off as the Second Amendment in school districts in Illinois, then where else is it being passed off? Louisiana, Texas, Connecticut or New York?
Get a copy of the Bill of Rights and see what the Second Amendment really says, not what the public school educrats would like it to say and what they are teaching our kids that it says. And while you are at it, why not look also for alternate forms of education for your children, such as Christian or home schools? At least, at this point, these would still give your kids the real Second Amendment.