Tennessee Tea Party Advocates Whitewashing History of the Founders to Eliminate References to Slave Ownership and Indian Dispossession

Here, from the SBM Blog, which links to other blogs.

Excerpt from the Memphis Commercial Appeal coverage:

Regarding education, the material they distributed said, “Neglect and outright ill will have distorted the teaching of the history and character of the United States. We seek to compel the teaching of students in Tennessee the truth regarding the history of our nation and the nature of its government.”

That would include, the documents say, that “the Constitution created a Republic, not a Democracy.”

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.

2 thoughts on “Tennessee Tea Party Advocates Whitewashing History of the Founders to Eliminate References to Slave Ownership and Indian Dispossession

  1. Carol Ray January 25, 2012 / 3:18 pm

    This is outragious !
    Let us all complain to each of our States we live in now to NOT let this become rampent in our own States schools.

  2. Ronnie Sellers Walkingstick January 26, 2012 / 4:30 pm

    Nothing new. What else do you expect from the dirty rotten bastards. Their fathers were crooked so the nut didn’t fall far from the tree.

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