Gun Enthusiasts Take Aim at Denton Guyer Over Innocuous AP History Texts
Denton, despite the best efforts of the UNT student body and its lefty professors, has managed to hold on to the attributes of your typical small Texas city. A lot of people there still enjoy pickups, which they drive to high school football games while listening to country music and eating barbecue.
Liberals, known despisers of freedom and barbecue, can't stand this and are quietly redoubling their efforts to wring the last hints of Texas out of Denton. The always indispensable Guns 'n' Freedom provides the evidence:
As more schools try to revise US history, it has been found that Guyer High School in Denton, Texas is using an AP History book that completely changes the 2nd amendment in an attempt to try to "simplify" what it says. But with more educators trying to brainwash kids into thinking that gun owners are "evil" and guns are the real problem in the world, it's clear that these changes to the 2nd amendment is not a mistake.
Watch. Here's the actual Second Amendment:
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.
And here's the bastardized version that appears in United States History: Preparing for the Advanced Placement Examination:
The people have a right to keep and bear arms in a state militia.
See? The Blaze, Glenn Beck's mouthpiece of truth, does.
Based on the book's interpretation, citizens only retain the right to bear arms in a "state militia," a case where citizens are called upon during emergencies to protect the state. Not surprisingly, many would take issue with that interpretation.
It could certainly be an accidental misinterpretation by the textbook's author, but people are clearly unhappy with the language and there is already an effort under way to make school officials at Guyer High School aware of the discrepancy.
That effort is being led by a San Antonio blogger RobHino, who posted a (figurative) call to arms on a Ron Paul fan site.
Guyer High School (and obviously several others) are complicit in attempting to condition students to interpret the 2nd Amendment in a clearly opposite manner in which it was intended. ... This textbook, currently being used by Guyer High School, is attempting to redefine the Second Amendment to impressionable young minds. Parents, you must speak up and demand action.
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He urges readers to complain to the school via letter and show up at Denton ISD's September 24 school board meeting.
"It is our duty to stop stuff like this," he writes.
Denton ISD spokeswoman Sharon Cox, audibly weary either from repeatedly fielding the same question or being forced to defend a liberal brainwashing campaign, said that the textbook in question isn't really a textbook but a supplement that is kept in AP History classrooms in case students want an additional resource. The Constitution, she says, is taught using source documents.
It doesn't seem like that happens very often, and she's not really sure how the current controversy got started.
"One parent posted it, or someone posted it on a Facebook page, and then a gun group saw it and then sent it to all their gun members," Cox said. "It's been totally taken out of context."
She described the response as a "trickle."
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