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Tenn. Tea Party Wants Slavery Removed From History Textbooks

May 15, 2011
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“Can anyone any longer question the fact that the Tea Party is now the gravest threat there is to our country? I thought not.”

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The Tea Party of Tennessee wants to remove incidents of slavery and genocide from American textbooks for fear they would besmirch the image of the Founding Fathers:

The Memphis Commercial Appeal reports.

As a result, the Tea Party organizations argue, there should be “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.”

“The thing we need to focus on about the Founders is that, given the social structure of their time, they were revolutionaries who brought liberty into a world where it hadn’t existed, to everybody — not all equally instantly — and it was their progress that we need to look at,” Rounds explained of his interpretation of the legacy of the Founding Fathers.

The issue of revising curriculums to teach history in a manner that encourages the glossing over of the uglier factors of the past has popped up in other states over the past year.

Great, let’s allow them to set Civil Rights and our country back 250 years. You can read the whole sad story here. Can anyone any longer question the fact that the Tea Party is now the gravest threat there is to our country? I thought not.

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. Ed Bradford permalink
    May 15, 2011 4:52 pm

    DTOM wants to obscure George Washington and TJ in favor of demonstrating that they owned slaves?
    You’re joking right?
    Nothing in TN TP notions prevents facts, but all the facts.
    Not just the facts you want to support your argument or Howard Zinn’s [may he rest
    in peace] monstrous subset of facts.

    • May 15, 2011 8:03 pm

      Oh, sorry. Slavery didn’t happen. Right…forgot. And the Holocaust, figment of someone’s imagination. Ah yes, all so convenient. All hail the Tea Flavored Kool Aid! (cue the smiling cartoon of a water pitcher dancing across the screen). Welcome to the corporate reinvention of the American Experience!

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