Back in April of 2013. In Bristol, Connecticut, the Public School System was caught providing gun-control indoctrination to our children in direct support of the Liberal Progressive gun-control agenda.
In this instance, parents took notice of a schoolbook and worksheet filled with lies and propaganda being pushed on our children. The Bristol’s Schools Superintendent has had the assignment withdrawn from the classroom curriculum after angry parents came forth.
Connecticut is no stranger to gun-control, See the Related Links section for more on Connecticut’s un-constitutional gun-control agenda.
This worksheet claims that the Second Amendment only provides the right of a state to keep an armed National Guard amongst others outrageous claims.
The worksheet is from “The Bill of Rights in Today’s World” (ISBN#: 1568229194), written for grades 5 to 8 and published between 2000 and 2003 by “Instructional Fair”. It was handed out to 8th graders at Northeast Middle School on April 8th of 2013.
The book provides a flow of information that is undoubtable used to skew the true meaning of the “Second Amendment“. There is absolutely no excuse that I can fathom for the administration and teachers use of this book and worksheet. They have deceived the public and lied to our children while calling it education.
The Second Amendment today is surrounded by controversy. This controversy is centered mainly on the two words militia and people. The group that supports gun control does not want the word people to have any meaning in the amendment. The gun rights group would not like the word militia to mean anything. The interpretation of this amendment takes on different meaning when these two groups define those two words.
Gun-control advocates haven’t argued or debated the Second Amendment from a Constitutional standpoint in a long time. When was the last time you heard a gun-control activist reference the Second Amendment to prove a point? They avoid Constitutional debate of the Second Amendment like the Black Plague.The primary argument that is used, in reference to the constitution, is how the Second Amendment is outdated. Other than that it is merely a hodgepodge of statements about how I don’t need an AR to shoot deer. You know what? In my opinion they are right. I need it for defense of my home, property, family, life and liberty and use a hunting rifle for deer. Anyway, if I want to use my AR to shoot dear then why not?
To get back on subject, how this book comes to the conclusion that the National Guard is the modern day Militia is beyond me. Here is some more text from the worksheet.
The best way to look at the true meaning of this amendment is to look at what the courts have said about it. Generally, the Constitution is considered to be a living document, which means that the interpretation changes to meet the needs of the times. The judges and courts of each generation provide the interpretation of the document.
Now this just makes me sick. God forbid we look to the Founding Fathers, who wrote the document pledging their lives, fortunes and sacred honor to the cause. To see how our Founding Fathers interpreted the Second Amendment we need to turn an eye to the Federalist papers, specifically James Madison in Federalist #46, where you will find that their interpretation was clear and it is not a “living document.”
In the interest of keeping this post within a reasonable length, I’ll make it short. James Madison, in Federalist 46, was not concerned with a militia sponsored by the government for the simple fact that THE PEOPLE were armed. [Read More]
Lets move on with some more text from this disgusting worksheet.
The courts have consistently determined that the Second Amendment does not ensure each individual the right to bear arms. Instead, the amendment provides the right for the states to arm a militia such as the National Guard. The courts have never found a law regulating the private ownership of weapons unconstitutional. The courts have also said that the Second Amendment is not incorporated against the states. This means that the right of this amendment are not extended to the individual citizens of the states. So a person has no right to complain about a Second Amendment violation by state laws. According to the courts, the Second Amendment only provides the right of a state to keep an armed National Guard.
And there you have it, this is what your kids are being taught. Heller and McDonald were not case-law when this was written, but even then, every bit of this is complete hogwash. This worksheet used the word “facts”, who approved this crap? This was pure indoctrination when it was written 12 years ago as much as it is today and should never have been used to teach our children. As far as I can tell, teachers have been using this worksheet for 12 years.
Dr. Ellen Solek, the superintendent of schools in Bristol, issued the following statement. It was sent via email and not published on the school system’s website.
The assignment given to students at Northeast Middle School has been withdrawn in the best interest of the district. Parents with concerns or questions regarding any assignment are encouraged to contact the school directly.
I have written several stories about the indoctrination of our children. This is only one example of many in relation to the Second Amendment. I will continue to post more of these stories in hopes of peaking the parents interest in to reading the textbooks and worksheets being handed out to their children.