We’ve already revealed the Second Amendment “re-write” contained in United States History: Preparing for the Advanced Placement Examination. The Texas school district deploying theAP History text crib notes assured TTAG teachers are telling students the real deal: the right to keep and bear arms protected by the U.S. Constitution is an individual right. Seems that authors John J. Newman and John M. Schmalbach aren’t the only ones who failed American history (and us). A member of TTAG’s Armed Intelligentsia sent in the above image from The American Pageant—A History of the Republic Advanced Placement Edition. The offending text re: the Second Amendment reads, “A well-regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms (i.e. for military purposes) shall not be infringed.” Our reader had this to say about that . . .
This is from a high school textbook in NJ. From a private Catholic school. I marked the relevant parts.
What this is doing is dangerous. It makes kids think the right to bear arms is not an individual right. That it is only for collective purposes (such as the military). This is ridiculous.
Unless you’re an academic who feels free to ignore the U.S. Supreme Court to spread anti-gun agitprop. Or you’re simply too lazy to think about what you’re writing. Just sayin’ . . .