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    Re: Tenn. Tea Party Wants Slavery Removed From Textbooks?

    Quote Originally Posted by Alfons View Post
    While Liberals are going to remove God and Christianity from America,
    Massive FAIL overgeneralization.

    The typical far-right moronic talking point that keeps them so filled with fear...



    what is wrong if some Tea Party members have respect to Founders and a little bit correct their image?
    You couldn't fill a TEA BAG with everything the Tea Parties knows about U.S. History and the founding fathers...

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    Re: Tenn. Tea Party Wants Slavery Removed From Textbooks?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mellie View Post
    Again, show me the proof that the TN tea party wants to remove slavery from textbooks.
    Anyone?.....


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    Re: Tenn. Tea Party Wants Slavery Removed From Textbooks?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mellie View Post
    What is the lie?
    The founders were who they were, "trying to correct their image" implies that we should omit uncomfortable information, which would be a lie.

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    Re: Tenn. Tea Party Wants Slavery Removed From Textbooks?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mellie View Post
    Anyone?.....
    Wow... if only you pointed that critical eye at the conservatives posting ridiculously misleading thread titles...

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    Re: Tenn. Tea Party Wants Slavery Removed From Textbooks?

    Quote Originally Posted by megaprogman View Post
    The founders were who they were, "trying to correct their image" implies that we should omit uncomfortable information, which would be a lie.
    Well said.

    We should infect the textbooks with smallpox...

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    Re: Tenn. Tea Party Wants Slavery Removed From Textbooks?

    Quote Originally Posted by hazlnut View Post
    Well said.

    We should infect the textbooks with smallpox...
    Honestly, I am not too concerned about the people mentioned in this thread since its a very small fringe group (as I mentioned on post 11), however, I strongly disagree with Alfons in the idea that we should rewrite history. This country is what it is, good and bad.

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    Re: Tenn. Tea Party Wants Slavery Removed From Textbooks?

    Quote Originally Posted by megaprogman View Post
    The founders were who they were, "trying to correct their image" implies that we should omit uncomfortable information, which would be a lie.
    Explain how trying to correct the current image of our Founders as all pro-slavery is equal to removing any mention of slavery in textbooks. All I see is that the tea party wants the textbooks to be fair to our Founders instead of putting an emphasis on their weaknesses. I see the tea party wanting kids taught that many of our Founders were anti-slavery and were attempting to end it.

    Again, I see nowhere where it says the tea party wants any mention of slavery omitted from textbooks. The title of this article is ridiculous and incorrect. This shouldn't be in "news" because it's biased as all get out.


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    Re: Tenn. Tea Party Wants Slavery Removed From Textbooks?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mellie View Post
    Explain how trying to correct the current image of our Founders as all pro-slavery is equal to removing any mention of slavery in textbooks. All I see is that the tea party wants the textbooks to be fair to our Founders instead of putting an emphasis on their weaknesses. I see the tea party wanting kids taught that many of our Founders were anti-slavery and were attempting to end it.

    Again, I see nowhere where it says the tea party wants any mention of slavery omitted from textbooks. The title of this article is ridiculous and incorrect. This shouldn't be in "news" because it's biased as all get out.
    Mellie, I wasn't responding to the tea party, I was responding to Alfon's notion. As I stated twice, I don't give a flying flip about what the tea party (even though its really just a couple dozen people) wants to do in this thread.

    Given that I have already stated it twice and you still want to try to argue, it tells me that you aren't really paying attention to what people are posting in this thread.

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    Re: Tenn. Tea Party Wants Slavery Removed From Textbooks?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mellie View Post
    I'm failing to see the quote that states the TN tea party wants to remove all incidents of slavery and genocide from American textbooks. Maybe someone can point it out to me.
    Fayette County attorney Hal Rounds, the groupís lead spokesman during the news conference, said the group wants to address ďan awful lot of made-up criticism about, for instance, the founders intruding on the Indians or having slaves or being hypocrites in one way or another.
    It's not all instances necessarily, BUT, it does whitewash the fact that George Washington and Thomas Jefferson (among others) owned slaves. Sorry if that makes them look bad. Present the facts, let people make their own judgements.

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    Re: Tenn. Tea Party Wants Slavery Removed From Textbooks?

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    My apologizes kinda new here
    No problem. I must have missed the first go around.

    From the OP:

    That would include, the documents say, that ďthe Constitution created a Republic, not a Democracy.
    Now, that would be a good idea. the US is not a democracy, but a constitutional republic. That is the answer to the WTF! response when the voters make a decision only to have it reversed by the courts: The Constitution, not the will of the people, is the supreme law of the land

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    Fayette County attorney Hal Rounds, the groupís lead spokesman during the news conference, said the group wants to address ďan awful lot of made-up criticism about, for instance, the founders intruding on the Indians or having slaves or being hypocrites in one way or another.
    Made up criticism? Like, for example, the land that was settled already had people living on it? That some of the the FF kept slaves? That children were fathered by some of the FF with their slaves?

    Hmm.. that sounds a lot like the mutability of the past to me. Now, let's see, where did I read about that? Hmm... does anyone recall that phrase?
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