Is this the most outrageous definition of the Second Amendment?

A workbook used at Grant Middle School in Springfield, Illinois might take the cake for the most outrageous definition of the Second Amendment ever committed to paper. An image posted on the Illinois Gun Owners Rights Facebook page shows a worksheet that defines the Second Amendment as the following:

“This amendment states that people have the right to certain weapons, providing that they register them and they have not been in prison. The founding fathers included this amendment to prevent the United States from acting like the British who had tried to take weapons away from the colonists.”

Below is a picture of the workbook page in question:

2nd-amendment-assignmentImage Source: Facebook

In case you need a refresher, The Second Amendment as written in the U.S. Constitution 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.”

That definition doesn’t appear to say anything about registration or the restriction of weapons.

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“This story broke on TheBlaze on Friday. I didn’t see it until I was on the plane… This is just an outrageous thing,” Glenn said on radio this morning. “I’m missing the ‘registration form’ part of the Second Amendment. And I’m also missing the ‘certain weapons’ part.”

The parent who went public with the workbook page has asked to remain anonymous, but he spoke to Storyleak.com and the Examiner about the definition.

“My son was given a workbook at school that is a compilation of the Constitution and the Bill of Rights,” the parent reportedly said. “When they covered the Second Amendment, he saw that they were stating that only ‘certain guns’ could be owned and that they had to be ‘registered,’ which he knew was false.”

The parent says he confronted Grant Middle School officials and told them that they “can’t reword the Constitution to what you think it should be.”

TheBlaze also reached out to the individual for further insight:

In an email to TheBlaze, the parent, who wishes to remain anonymous, confirmed that his son received the workbook and immediately brought it to his attention.

The following day, the parent says he went to the school and talked to his son’s history teacher and the head of the history department. After a “civil conversation,” he was informed that two teachers no longer with the school created the workbook several years ago, but it has continued to be used. The officials also assured him they are taking his concerns seriously and vowed to “go to the proper people to have it changed.”

“I feel this situation will be resolved, and very soon,” he told TheBlaze.

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The parent said the school is now getting “bombarded with messages” about the material from concerned parents across the country.

It should be noted the teachers who allegedly wrote the workbook worked at the school prior to the implementation of Common Core. Furthermore, it appears as though the book was only intended for use at Grant Middle School.

“How are you possibly putting this in a printed workbook? I mean who’s running this place,” Glenn asked exasperatedly. “Every person should say, ‘If you’re in school and you’re teaching something, it should be accurate’… This is: Teach the facts. And they’re not… You cannot play in to the fear. You cannot remain silent… because you are standing with the other side if you do.”

  • landofaahs

    How do you expect children to be taught the truth when the teachers don’t even know what it is?

  • Bonnie Somer

    DOES NO ONE REMEMBER AG HOLDER HIMMLER SAYING” IF WE CANNOT GET UR KIDS TO HATE GUNS WE WILL BRAINWASH THEM” CK THIS OUT IT IS JUST THAT THIS ADMIN WANTS A NATION OF SHEEP SLAVES TO GOVT NOT PEOPLE OR ANY ONE WHO LOVES AMERICA AND THEY COME AFTER U THEY LIE AND MANIPULATE EVERYTHING TO THEIR WAY. TIME TO GET RID OF THIS HITLER ADMIN B/C WE THE PEOPLE NEED TO STAND UP AGAINST THESE LIES THE HOLOCAUST BEGAN WHEN HITLER WANTED ALL TO REGISTER THEIR GUNS ONCE HE HAD THE LIST HE TOOK THEM ALL LOOK AT CONNECTICUT, MARYLAND AND NY THIS IS WHAT THEY R DOING

  • Anonymous

    “…shall not be infringed.”

    Yep, that totally means registration!

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=72EnfFysPFE Connor

    I hate to tell you left but that is not what the Second Amendment says it says. “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.” Now where does it say about only a certain types of guns or registration? George Washington disagrees by the way.

  • buck

    For God ‘s sake , some one sue those lying b–t–ds that put that lying propaganda out there , someone needs to ask all these kids what ( infringed ) means and point out that the founders GREATEST fears was the FUTURE ROGUE government we are now enslaved under . Every one going along with this in the education system should have ALL their teaching certifications revoked and terminated just as soon as we can get rid of this communist cabal in Washington , as well as the authors of ALL this progressive trash and filth .

  • BlueMN

    Hey Bonbon, your caps lock is stuck on again.

  • BlueMN

    What’s that “well regulated Militia” part again?

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=72EnfFysPFE Connor

    Militia referred to all the able bodied men of military age, which at the time the 2nd amendment was written would have been about ages 16 or so through age maybe 45 or a little older, and so could have potentially served in the Militia. What part of that did you not understand? If the said amy they mean army Militia is different than a standing army which the founders were against. Even the meaning of the word Militia says it has to do with the civil population and not apart of the army. It means a military force that is raised from the civil population to supplement a regular army in an emergency. Tell me how is that going to happen if you liberals take all the guns?

  • jlh

    I need to say this: I listen to Beck, Shawn, Limbaugh; go to patriot meetings , travel to D.C., attend rallies, etc., etc., etc……..WHEN are we going to start throwing the “tea containers” into the harbor…..

  • BlueMN

    Doesn’t sound very “well regulated” by your definition.

  • Anonymous

    So none of the teachers were smart enough to know it was wrong ? Well it is Illinois so that might be why !

  • jamohio

    Teaching involves truth and facts and this has neither and should never have been approved for use by administrators!! The “educational” system is now used purely for indoctrination of leftist, “progressive” political ideology and needs to be purged fron all school districts and universities of “higher education”!! In the case of The Second Amendment; it allows NO government restrictions of any kind, at any level!! Federal, State or local!! The Bill Of Rights are the Peoples Rights that Restrict government imposition on legal Citizens of The United States!!

  • http://hankrutland.mynikken.net. Fior Gael

    From what I read of the founding father’s purpose of the 2nd amendment was to have an armed constabulary that would keep the government from oppressing them. Can you remember Ruby Ridge? When the government decides you are wrong, do not try to defend yourself. We are being safety-ed out of our freedoms and responsibilities. Why do police say, do not defend yourself or your home, call us and we will take care of it. When? When my property is taken or ruined?

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=72EnfFysPFE Connor

    They where talking about training not regulations.

  • jamohio

    Well it’s not government regulated!! A government can’t be allowed or trusted to control the very means that keeps government in check!! Pretty simple reasoning I think!!

  • BlueMN

    Then it would’ve said “A well trained Militia,” instead of “well regulated.”

  • BlueMN

    “…being necessary to the security of a free State.” What is a “State” to you then? And who does the regulating?

  • jamohio

    Absolutely!! Websters dictionary descibed militia as a Citizen Army of Last Resort!! The Bill Of Rights are the peoples Rights, not the governments!!

  • Anonymous

    Hey, Blue. Do you have good and regular intercourse with your neighbors? how about with your children? or your grandparents? Maybe you have had intercourse with another nation? …what’s that? you think I’m insulting you? Of course, I’m not! You just don’t understand me. For example check out this presidential proclamation by J. Adams:

    Whereas by an act of the Congress of the United States passed on the 27th day of February last, entitled “An act
    further to suspend the commercial intercourse between the United States and France and the dependencies thereof,”

    Blue, don’t you understand plain English?

  • Anonymous

    There is a difference between a militia and The Militia, despite any capitalization.
    A militia was and still is considered a NATURAL defense against tyranny. A militia is a body of people that are physically capable of defending themselves against threats.

    John Story put it well. (In regard to the 2nd amendment)
    “The importance of this article will scarcely be doubted by any persons, who have duly reflected upon the subject. The militia is the natural defence of a free country against sudden foreign invasions, domestic insurrections, and domestic usurpations of power by rulers. It is against sound policy for a free people to keep up large military establishments and standing armies in time of peace, both from the enormous expenses, with which they are attended, and the facile means, which they afford to ambitious and unprincipled rulers, to subvert the government, or trample upon the rights of the people. The right of the citizens to keep and bear arms has justly been considered, as the palladium of the liberties of a republic; since it offers a strong moral check against the usurpation and arbitrary power of rulers; and will generally, even if these are successful in the first instance, enable the people to resist and triumph over them.”

  • Anonymous

    “The Bill Of Rights are the peoples Rights, not the governments!!”

    Damn, I’m going to steal that. Ok?

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  • Anonymous

    In the 1700’s well regulated meant “to make regular” or “be in good working order” which in today’s military parlance is often referred to as maintaining good order and discipline. See

    http://constitution.org/cons/wellregu.htm

    Also, according to US law, there are 2 types of militias – see 10 USC 311
    http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/10/311

  • jamohio

    If it’s usefull use it!! :)

  • FallingRoc

    1) Stop experimenting with our children
    using UNTESTED Common Core Systems!!!!

    2) Eliminate the Department of Education!!!

    3) Get the Federal Government OUT of our Schools!!!!

    4) Preserve and Defend the Constitution

  • Mike Barnes

    Guess they didn’t inform the SCOTUS and reference the Heller decision but then neither do public officials. Don’t send kids to public leftwing union indoctrination centers. If you have to, monitor every single thing they bring home and counter Marxist teachers arguments.

  • jamohio

    The Citizens that form a militia regulate it!! They decide how to train, how often and where to train, and leadership of the group!! Simple reasoning huh!!

  • Anonymous

    It is very useful. Thank you!

  • Anonymous

    I use to think a weapon was for hunting, now I will have to use it to defend my rights!

  • BlueMN

    Nope. A random group of citizens is not a Militia; armed neo-nazi groups in Idaho and the Klan are not “well regulated militias,” nor are they “free States,” which you chose not to define. Sorry.

  • Watch it

    Not in that era.

  • BlueMN

    I assume you meant, “There is no difference between…”

    However, this law was passed by Congress on May 8, 1792 (about 5 months after the amendment was ratified), “An Act more effectually to provide for the National Defence, by establishing an Uniform Militia throughout the United States” and defines “Militia and by whom to be enrolled” including “How to be armed and accoutred.” This is what is meant by “well regulated Militia.”

    http://memory.loc.gov/cgi-bin/ampage?collId=llsl&fileName=001/llsl001.db&recNum=394

  • BlueMN

    See my reply to Double_Edged above.

  • Anonymous

    Militia has a double meaning.1. It is a body of citizen soldiers ( as opposed to professional soldiers). 2. Or an organization containing men enlisted for a service in emergency ONLY.

    You see. In order to form “a Militia” (the organization) you need to have militia (a body of citizen non-professional soldiers). The ONLY WAY to have militia is for the populace to have “arms”. And it must be the right of the people to keep and bear those arms so as to be effective because a militia is a NATURAL hedge against tyranny. Thus the whole “shall not be infringed” thing…

    The Founders knew that a standing army was not only costly but a standing army worked for the government. It would’ve have given the government muscle over the people and would suppress them. In case of an emergency the militia (people) would enroll into the Militia (org.) in order to defend against foreign evasion, insurrections, etc.

    The purpose of the Act is in the title:
    “An Act more effectually to provide for the National Defence, by establishing an Uniform Militia throughout the United States”

    In other words, when the U.S. called for Militias to come to the aid of our national defense, the Militias would all be uniform so as to be effective in said defense. The Militias (org.) were regulated upon enrollment.

  • Anonymous

    I’M HIRING LAWYERS TO HIDE MY SCHOOL RECORDS
    WELL JUST MY MIDDLE SCHOOL RECORDS.

    I DON’T WANT ANYONE TO KNOW I ATTENDED THIS ONE
    MY SHAME KNOWS NO BOUNDS!

  • http://suzeraining.wordpress.com/ suz

    i think many (i cannot say most) would speak out more if it was just their own lives they had to worry about. obviously, the progressives capitalize on this.

  • DILLIGAF

    I think this best describes how the constitution should be interpreted.

    “The
    constitution of the United States is to receive a reasonable
    interpretation of its language, and its powers, keeping in view the
    objects and purposes, for which those powers were conferred. By a
    reasonable interpretation, we mean, that in case the words are
    susceptible of two different senses, the one strict, the other more
    enlarged, that should be adopted, which is most consonant with the
    apparent objects and intent of the Constitution.” –Joseph Story,
    Commentaries on the Constitution, 1833

  • melissa

    AMEN!!!

  • Stoutcat

    If that’s how they’re re-wording the Second Amendment, I wonder how they have “interpreted” the rest of the Bill of Rights…

  • Anonymous

    BlueMN, don’t get the text out of order. The Bill of Rights states PLAINLY that a ‘well regulated’ militia is ACCOMMODATED by the UNINFRINGED RIGHT to keep and bear arms. Requiring registration and hurdles to arming ones self are INFRINGEMENTS. No where does the idea of ‘well regulating’ a militia appear as hurdles to arming the people.

  • Deb Evans-Smeddal

    I was substitute teaching in a school system in central Indiana when I came upon a standardized text book being used across the state. The authors had decided to change the preamble of the Declaration of Independence. The text book literally read: ”
    When in the course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.

    We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed with certain inalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.

    These words were omitted these words from the first paragraph after the word nature.

    and of Nature’s God

    These words were omitted from the second paragraph following they are endowed.

    by their Creator

    The students had no idea that those words were not in the original text. I went on-line and found a full version of the Declaration of Independence and had the students read it I got it from a government website so that they would know it was correct.

    We had a conversation about why it was in there and the fact that the union had been created on Judeo-Christian ethics. They were amazed that most of the signers of the document had been Christian men. They had been taught that they had not been men of faith.

    The next day I lost my job as a substitute teacher after several years of teaching.

  • Deb Evans-Smeddal

    Some of us do. We are not allowed to teach it

  • Brian Bennett

    That’s another one for the courts. It’s swinging back because courts are starting to rule on the side of folks who are being religiously discriminated against.

  • Anonymous

    What the schools should be teaching the students is that worldwide it has been governments that have mass murdered millions, including women and children, after first disarming the unsuspecting citizens. Mao, Hitler, Stalin, Lenin and Pol Pot come readily to mind. The second amendment was given to us as a gift from our Founders; not for hunting or sport shooting, but to defend against a rogue government if need be. This revisionism and indoctrination in the public schools needs to be confronted and stopped wherever it rears its ugly head, and in whatever form. We owe it to the future generation.

  • John Voss

    The reason the workbook wasn’t changed: in today’s society, and in my generation people are just lazy…plain out lazy. The workbook was created by teachers who no longer work there, it’s blatantly wrong and misleading/ deceptive. There’s two options we can go with this, one being this is classic progressivism in the classroom trying to brainwash the next generation of people to change laws in the future. Two, laziness of the teacher who probably knew it wasn’t right but didn’t want to put in any effort to reproduce an accurate homework assignment/ workbook for the kids to do. As a concerned citizen of this country and also being an illinois resident with only years to go before my children head off to school, I fear for my kids to grow up learning this garbage, I wish I could afford to send my kids to private school but in the economy and they way things are heading it looks as if that’s a pipe dream. I pray to The Lord everyday that my kids have a safe, loving and free country to grow up in!

  • Vienta76

    Deb, on one had I pity you, on the other hand I pity our youth. Honestly, when are teachers going to get behind students? You’re not “allowed” to teach the truth? Shame shame shame shame and more shame on you, but thank you for your honesty. Now, how about pulling your union dues out of the pockets of criminals? How about standing up for the truth with the rest of us who feel our children deserve it? You’re a teacher of what? Lies?

  • Vienta76

    I’d like to ask you similarly, not only to give us your example of what a “state” is in this context, but also how you’ve come to know very little of the English language?

  • Vienta76

    You should apologize for having absolutely no idea what a militia is, and in your ignorance apologize. A “random group of citizens” can very damn well be a militia. Your education, whenever your received it, or wherever you received it, was piss poor, and Blue, I hope you paid a lot of money for it.

  • Vienta76

    There are some people who can only have a point by misinterpreting plainly spoken and/or written words….without manipulating language they would have no argument to bring to the table. As is the case with BlueMN, his grasp of definition is obviously very loose, but that works to his advantage, because without said loose grasp he would have, well, nothing…There are people (i.e. liberal college professors) who make it their life’s work to re-define words as a means to an end, and they teach these redefinitions to young minds as if they were in fact true definitions, and so young minds are misled, lied to, and it costs a fortune to obtain such ignorance. So in comes BlueMN, who is obviously a victim of sorts, it’s a pity that such ignorance though has made We the People all victims of this corruption of laguage.

  • Lanzecki

    ummm….does this school district allow teachers to write their own workbook and start using it without it even being vetted? I would have a serious problem with the school board, superintendent, AND teachers that would allow such trash to be taught. Then of course, they ‘have to go to the proper people to have it changed”. What the heck does that mean???!!! Pull the workbook and get a copy of the constitution and teach THAT. For crying out loud….it’snot rocket science…

  • Chuck Peyton

    this is the truth to the liberal mind

  • AlvinSherman

    The right to Bear Arms means you can have Bear Arms, and Bear Claws, but not to guns. Obviously.

  • Eric Clifton

    Let me hopefully clear up the confusion. 1. The Supreme Court has repeatedly identified that militia part is irrelevant. It is clearly worded that the right of the “people” to bear arms is the pertinent part. But if you want a definition of the militia, see US Code Title 10, sec. 311. The militia is divided into two parts, the organized and unorganized militias. The organized militia consists of the National Guard and Naval Guard. The unorganized militia consists of all able bodied males between 17-45 who have never server in the Army of National Guard, prior service males up to 64, and women who have served up to 45. This pretty well loops back to “the people”.

  • Michael Huck

    At least the second sentence is correct.

  • David Fred Skorupa

    BlueMN, during colonial times the term, “Well Regulated,” didn’t mean regulated with rules, regulated meant civilians possessing rifle, with shot and powder suited for combat. In other words weapons similar and in good working order and shot could be used by the others. Today it would be like everyone had to have an AR15 with ammo and equipment suitable for combat. The gun control groups have twisted it to mean stifling restrictions.

  • Anonymous

    There is NOTHING in the Constitution that says ANYTHING about size or types of weapons, nor does it restrict felons or anyone else from owning and possessing weapons. This is just a further attempt at an end run around the 2nd Amendment by just more demented liberals, who want to disarm everyone so we can be more easily controlled by a dictatorial government. And it’s NOTHING more than that. SHAME on you, Grant Middle School. SHAME!

  • Anonymous

    This is a TWISTING of the truth by the demented Liberal mind, who just can’t STAND to see free citizens that cannot be controlled.

  • Anonymous

    It’s called the Bill of RIGHTS, and NOT the Bill of Privileges.
    A simple concept to understand, really. You have to work overtime to twist it to mean anything other than RIGHTS!

  • Anonymous

    Go back and study the part about “The RIGHT of the people.” That part of the phrase is very important. It doesn’t say “the PRIVILEGE of the people,” as liberals would like it to read. It says the RIGHT of the people. And then it goes on and describes that right, TO KEEP AND BEAR ARMS SHALL NOT BE INFRINGED. Read the Federalist Papers for the TRUE INTENT of the Founding Fathers in this amendment. It was put in there to PREVENT government from ever disarming us. That is very important to understand.

  • Richard E Myers

    They know the truth they just pervert it to fit their agenda

  • Anonymous

    This is why if I have kids I will homeschool them like my friend does. Plus they get a better education. Her 12 year old is doing the work of a junior in high school. Public schools today are more concerned with being politically correct than teaching.

  • Single Six

    Blue, you need to research this further. Our language is dynamic, meaning always changing. Word meanings have changed very much over the past 250 years. Try reading The Federalist Papers, it will make your head spin. Even something by Nathaniel Hawthorne (died 1864) just 150 years ago, is challenging for the average reader. In 2008, the Supreme Court ruled, in District of Columbia vs. Heller, that the adjective “well-regulated” implies nothing more than the imposition of proper discipline and training. Wikipedia has an excellent article on the subject under “Second Amendment to the United States Constitution”.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=72EnfFysPFE Connor

    I am on your side. I was just pointing out even back then Militia to them was anyone that can hold a gun.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=72EnfFysPFE Connor

    Because back then they used the word meaning both.

  • karlec

    Some teachers do so because they are liberal and agree with it. I would never teach this to my students. I would never have even handed this worksheet out. I would have found my own containing the truth and used it. Please do not group ALL teachers into the same group, as most of us are very intelligent people who believe in the truth and our rights.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=72EnfFysPFE Connor

    No not really the thing you pointed out was five months after word. Meaning that they had to add the after the fact which only disproves your point.

  • karlec

    I ONLY teach the truth. If I get fired over NOT teaching the truth, then so be it.

  • Matthew Bartos

    Remember people Liberalism is a mental disease!!!

  • Shawn Cameron

    The unfortunate thing is teachers with integrity such as yourself are being run out of the system and the ones that remain are like those that wrote this, or too sorry to stand against it. Keep fighting the good fight we need more like you. God bless.

  • Karen Wells

    Hence another reason we chose to home school. Critical thinking skills and “hive minds” can not exist with in the same learner.

  • David Levine

    It is of course a Republican fantasy that the term “well regulated” is meant to be “Not Regulated”

  • Joshua

    Sounds like they will only change it because they got busted. Schools: trying to brainwash children into mindless drones since Obama took over

  • Ed Kohl

    This is NOT the first time I have heard about this happening in schools on the East coast. This is becoming a serious trend in our children’s education process, that the government has changed our history books to read history the way they want. For instance, did you know that the Holocaust didn’t really happen? SINCE WHEN? This wanton changing history to be what the government wants has to stop. “Those who don’t remember history are doomed to repeat it”. And there isn’t a truer quote in the world about this problem

  • Ed Kohl

    You mean a Democrat fantasy don’t you, since it is mostly the Democrats in Congress and the White house that think we should simply remove the 2nd Amendment from the Constitution?

  • Ed Kohl

    sorry to hear that, I’ll bet you were a GREAT teacher. This only goes to show us that our government is controlling what our children learn and the more ignorant a population is the easier it is to taken over by a tyrannical government. A population that is well read and know their rights are much harder to take over as they will stand their ground and demand their rights. Sadly in your school district they want a dictator in control of this nation.

  • Ed Kohl

    If you have a copy of the constitution that is at least 30 years old, then take it and pick up a copy of the history books they are using at the local schools from the library and prepare to be scared and appalled by the changes you find. I have heard of this and many other changes happening in our schools. There is only one reason for them to change our history and the rights being taught to our children, so they won’t know then when they become adults. This has been escalating since Odipshit took office. After all even a blind man can see that he is trying to become the first Dictator in our history. How many College educated people don’t know that all people belong to the same race that originated in the rift valley in AFRICA? So that would make us all the SAME RACE, wouldn’t it? The HUMAN RACE, Right? So what race is he that he considers himself a Different race from the rest of the citizens in this country, White, Black, Brown, Yellow, and Purple with green polka dots?

  • Malachi

    Why not just hand out copies of the Constitution?

  • Anonymous

    Liberals are rewriting educational material to distort the truth and facts in order to brainwash our youth to their agendas.

  • Macho

    Glen, it would be nice to see if one could run down the two teachers that made up the workbook and see where they are now and what they are up to now…!!! Do you know of anyone with an organization that has the ability to run them down…Gee I wonder who we could find …ehhh, Mr. Beck

  • Montesquieu

    Knowledge is power. Spread yours: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0094KY878

  • Ron Smith

    While working as a special education paraprofessional, I accompanied a special needs middle school student into a mainstream social studies class and observed a classroom teacher who couldn’t tell the difference between the Korean conflict and the Vietnam war. The special needs student was the only student who tried to ‘clarify’ (point out) the teacher’s conflation of the two, whereupon the teacher was dismissive of the student and continued with the inaccurate lesson. Some teachers are ignorant liberals and some are just plain ignorant.

  • Ed Kohl

    Teachers no matter WHAT the subject who don’t know what they are teaching about or what they are doing, should be removed from duty as they can very easily do more damage then help to our children and Grand-children. We have to put a stop to the “Tenure” ideal where they can be kept indefinitely simply because they have been around for a while. A BAD teacher, is still a “BAD” teacher.

  • Ed Kohl

    I am sure the school board could find them if it really wanted to. What really bothers me is the fact that this book was printed several years ago ( how long ago was it REALLY printed) and the teachers in question had been gone for several years, so how long have they been teaching the students completely false information about at least the second Amendment. I would give a few dollars to be able to see the rest of the bill of rights according to these two morons “Interpretation” and see just how bad the information that was being taught to the children really was, not that just the one wasn’t bad enough. Then there was the issue of the fact that the teachers had been teaching their children this “version” for four or more years now and they hadn’t seen or noticed that it was not only wrong, but VERY wrong, and they did NOTHING about it? I have heard of not rocking the boat, but this is ridiculous, and excusable I would have insisted that they all be tested for their knowledge of their chosen fiend to see if they were qualified to continue teaching those children.

  • Ed Kohl

    Yeah and it has a solution that starts with a .22 cal and goes up all to way to .545 cal. it is permanent and decisive. It Motivates those spared to change their ways immediately.

  • Ed Kohl

    No it isn’t, all it requires is the intelligence to know when what you are reading is obviously wrong that you need to STOP teaching it until you can find out what is wrong and fix it. Children are like sponges and they usually don’t know if what you are teaching them is right or wrong, but they will remember what they are taught, and IF what you are teaching them is wrong and would limit their knowledge of their rights and responsibilities under the Constitution, then what you have done is sown the seeds of a population ripe to be taken over by the government, especially if all the children in a generation are taught the same thing with the same wrong information. As has been said over and over, “An ignorant population is far easier to take over than an Informed one. when a people don’t know WHAT their rights are, then they are far easier to enslave than an informed one”. That and “People that don’t remember their history, are DOOMED to repeat it”. These have been used and said over and over and despite the changes in our abilities or our technology, they continue to remain TRUE. This is one of the main reasons why it is necessary for our children to be taught what REALLY happened in our history, and why they NEED to know exactly what their rights and responsibilities are, and if their teachers are unable, unwilling, or have been told to teach them a “Manipulated” version of our past history, then it is up to us as their Parents, Grand-parents, or whatever, to make sure they know the truth, especially if the reason the “version: of history was manipulated by the government for the reason of ensuring that they remain ignorant of the truth on purpose.

  • a b

    U.S. Constitution› Second Amendment

    SECOND AMENDMENT

    AMENDMENT II

    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.

    The Utah Constitution states [there is an identical provision the constitution of all 50 states]
    Title 39

    Militia and Armories

    Chapter 1

    State Militia

    Section 1

    Militia — How constituted — Persons exempted.

    39-1-1. Militia — How constituted — Persons exempted.

    (1) All able-bodied citizens, and all able-bodied persons of foreign birth who have declared their intention to become citizens, who are 18 years of age or older and younger than 45 years of age, who are residents of this state, constitute the militia,”…….

  • a b

    U.S. Constitution › Second Amendment
    SECOND AMENDMENT

    AMENDMENT II

    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.

    ARTICLE XII MILITIA SECTION 1. MEMBERSHIP The State militia consists of all able-bodied persons residing in the State except those exempted by law. (Source: Illinois Constitution.)

  • Karlec

    That’s great for HS students, but not so great for the younger students. If they ARE targeting our schools with lies and propaganda, they would target the younger kids who still consider school to be a safe and trusting environment and their teachers to be truthful in everything they say. In some instances a teacher can give one kind word to a neglected student, and whatever they do and say would be golden. It’s that easy. It’s important to know what is being taught to your children. Do not be lazy when it comes to this.

  • AJACO

    http://herb.ashp.cuny.edu/items/show/1966 – this is the question – decide for yourselves what it says.