South Carolina textbook combines Second & Third Amendments into one bizarre sentence

Yesterday, Glenn reacted to a story out of Denton, Texas involving an AP U.S. History textbook that contained a highly curious definition of the Second Amendment. The book, which the school district claims is merely “supplemental,” defines the Second Amendment as: “The people have the right to keep and bear arms in a state militia.” TheBlaze has since found a similar example out of South Carolina.

“We were just looking at this textbook in South Carolina – oh, Lindsey Graham’s state – and talking about the Constitution and what it's teaching our kids,” Glenn said on radio this morning. “They feel it's necessary to combine the Second and Third Amendment of the Constitution. I don't know why they feel it necessary to combine all of these things. Just write the Bill of Rights."

A high school in Simponville, S.C. is using a textbook that combines the Second and Third Amendment into one singular sentence:

“The Second and Third Amendments — grant citizens the right to bear arms as members of a militia of citizen-soldiers and prevent the government from housing troops in private homes in peacetime.”

In a separate box on the same page, the textbook paraphrases the Second Amendment as “the right to bear arms,” not the right to “keep” and bear arms. And the Third Amendment is separately shortened to “freedom from quartering troops.”

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TheBlaze reports:

According to photos posted on Facebook, the history book is titled, “The Americans,” and is reportedly being used at Hillcrest High School.

The American Textbook Council (ATC) says “The Americans” textbook is considered to be a “widely adopted history textbook” in the United States for “general-level eleventh grade classrooms.”

You might also notice that the Second and Third Amendments are strangely grouped together in a confusion way. The wording could easily be misconstrued as to mean the right to bear arms is linked to preventing the government from housing troops during peacetime, which is not the case.

“There's a lot wrong with it,” Stu said of the definition. “And everybody is focusing on the Second Amendment because that's the one that's really important. And the Third Amendment is the joke amendment because we don't have any problems with quartering soldiers in our homes. However, that is still an incorrect summary…. basically, [the Third Amendment] bans [quartering] all the time and they don't even mention it in there. Again, is it a huge thing? No. But why not get it right?"

“Why not get it right, and why do you have to put them together,” Glenn asked. The Founders didn't put them together. They are not together. And by making it the same sentence, basically, to me, you could read this as saying, ‘Well, you have a right to be in a militia and have a gun to stop somebody from quartering somebody in your home.’”

“What they are doing is what they do with all of it – make it confusing, muddy the waters, so nobody really knows what it means. And then they are free to do anything they want,” he continued. “I'm telling you, we have lost your country. Because these textbooks, they have been found in South Carolina. They are found in Texas. I can guarantee you they are all over in New York. We’ve lost at least one generation. We have got to double our efforts to hold on to our children. Forget about the bigger picture. Hold on tightly to your children and to your own faith and to the things that you know to be true. And strengthen them.”

Sen. Ted Cruz: NOBODY should be afraid of Trump's Supreme Court justice pick

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Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Wednesday to weigh in on President Donald Trump's potential Supreme Court nominees and talk about his timely new book, "One Vote Away: How a Single Supreme Court Seat Can Change History."

Sen. Cruz argued that, while Congressional Democrats are outraged over President Trump's chance at a third court appointment, no one on either side should be afraid of a Supreme Court justice being appointed if it's done according to the founding documents. That's why it's crucial that the GOP fills the vacant seat with a true constitutionalist.

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Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Wednesday to talk about why he believes President Donald Trump will nominate Judge Amy Coney Barrett to fill the Supreme Court vacancy created by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's death.

Lee, a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee that will consider and vote on the nominee, also weighed in on another Supreme Court contender: Judge Barbara Lagoa. Lee said he would not be comfortable confirming Lagoa without learning more about her history as it pertains to upholding the U.S. Constitution.

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This week on the Glenn Beck Podcast, Glenn spoke with Vox co-founder Matthew Yglesias about his new book, "One Billion Americans: The Case for Thinking Bigger."

Matthew and Glenn agree that, while conservatives and liberals may disagree on a lot, we're not as far apart as some make it seem. If we truly want America to continue doing great things, we must spend less time fighting amongst ourselves.

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'A convenient boogeyman for misinformation artists': Why is the New York Times defending George Soros?

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On the "Glenn Beck Radio Program" Tuesday, Glenn discussed the details of a recent New York Times article that claims left-wing billionaire financier George Soros "has become a convenient boogeyman for misinformation artists who have falsely claimed that he funds spontaneous Black Lives Matter protests as well as antifa, the decentralized and largely online, far-left activist network that opposes President Trump."

The Times article followed last week's bizarre Fox News segment in which former House Speaker Newt Gingrich appeared to be censored for criticizing Soros (read more here). The article also labeled Glenn a "conspiracy theorist" for his tweet supporting Gingrich.

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