January 24, 2012

Tea Bag Obfuscation

"The late comedian George Carlin used to say America was built on a double standard: 'This country was founded by slave owners who wanted to be free.”

So observes Wall Street Journal writer Sam Favate in his piece Tennessee Tea Party Wants Schools to Be Nicer to Founding Fathers.

“Neglect and outright ill will have distorted the teaching of the history and character of the United States. We seek to compel the teaching of students in Tennessee the truth regarding the history of our nation and the nature of its government.”

So say the right wing activists pushing this change in textbook standards. Opponents to this silly revision correctly observe that this is simply an effort to veil the truth. In other words... another wingnut effort to indoctrinate the children with revisionist history.


Old NFO said...

And Texas leads by example every year with their school book reviews... sigh

Mule Breath said...

It ain't just Texas, NFO, its the whole freaking south.