Very recently, the left was complaining that an activist bloc of right-wingers had taken over the Texas School Board, but if the following story is even close to the truth, it sure doesn’t sound like that’s the case anymore:

A state board of only 15 people will vote on whether to revise U.S. textbooks to omit references to Daniel Boone, Gen. George Patton, Nathan Hale, Columbus Day and Christmas.

The Texas State Board of Education will also vote on a proposal to substitute the term “American” with “global citizen.”

Mathew Staver, founder and chairman of Liberty Counsel, is warning Americans to speak up before only eight people, with a majority vote, have a chance to literally rewrite American history.
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According to Liberty Counsel, some of the suggestions that have come forward at various times include:

–Removing references to Daniel Boone, General George Patton, Nathan Hale, Columbus Day and Christmas.

–Including the cultural impact of hip-hop music, ACLU lawyer Clarence Darrow and the Hindu holiday of Diwali.

–Replacing the term “American” with “global citizen” – stating that students need to be shaped “for responsible citizenship in a global society” without any mention of citizenship in American society.

–Replacing expansionism and free enterprise with imperialism and capitalism.

Wouldn’t it be easier just to omit “Texas School Board” from the textbooks? I can’t imagine this kind of thing would fly with most Texas voters when it’s time to re-elect the school board, but, like Obamacare, the left knows that once it’s in, it’s almost impossible to get out. Sure, maybe it’ll get voted down, but the fact that it’s even up for a vote — and in Texas of all places — is troublesome.

And this crap wouldn’t end at the Texas border, because other states purchase textbooks from Texas, so this is a national issue that can no doubt be traced to Washington, DC. Texas is also the largest textbook market in the country, so other states may be required to conform to their standards via the traditional funding blackmail game that the federal government likes to play with states.

Here’s Staver discussing this proposed madness with Mike Huckabee:

Comments

3 Responses to “Maybe No Child Will Be Left Behind, But Daniel Boone, Patton, Columbus and Jesus Might Be”

  1. archer52 on February 11th, 2010 5:56 pm

    You are right. This is crazy. But not surprising as the communist/socialist/progressive agenda continues to drive "America" out of America. Here is a post on the left trying to influence kids through comic books.

    http://truthandcommonsense.com/2010/02/10/captain

    Add to this the Wisconsin event, and you can see the gloves are off and the left knows this is the moment of truth for them.

    (P.S. your system will not accept websites)

  2. Joyanna Adams on February 11th, 2010 6:36 pm

    Thanks for bringing this to our attention…

    If that "rewriting" of our good history goes through, then maybe Texas should lead the way with a good old fashioned book-burning of propaganda barbeque!

  3. Rick on February 11th, 2010 5:13 pm

    Sounds like Bolshevik BBQ Sauce might sell well in Texas.

    Joyanna-I enjoy your Nobody blog,but can’t comment for tech reasons.

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