25 September 2009

PC Rewriting Of History?


Texas textbooks rewrite the Declaration of Independence:

"Are we going to tell kids what the actual document says or are we going to change words in those documents to be politically correct?"

Well, here's your answer:

"We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all people are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights ..."

Of course the actual text of the document reads "all men are created equal."

Story here.

8 comments:

Chaps said...

This change displays a complete lack of knowledge or disregard for language and grammar.

Richard G. Williams, Jr. said...

Purposeful PC.

Dr. Paleo Ph.D. said...

Wowza.

How low is too low? Apparently we have yet to see.

Spencer

Corey Meyer said...

Totally uncalled for.

Richard, we agree here completely.

Even I have my limits.

jacksonianlawyer said...

Give it time. I regard it to be much more sinister than mere "PC," but rather a concerted effort (one which perhaps began gradual but has quickened pace, particularly recently) to radically alter our nation's founding/foundation.

If the statists/revisionists have their way, all references to God, a Creator, unalienable rights, etc., will be completely obliterated.

Been happening for a while now..particularly with our Constitution - at the hands of the oh-so-ill-informed "separation of church and state" crowd, and those who believe that Establishment Clause and Free Exercise Clause somehow mandates complete and total secularism.

Then, of course, there are the "living, breathing" crowd...

God help us.

Richard G. Williams, Jr. said...

I'm glad you have your limits Corey.

acwresearcher said...

I could care less if it was "artwork" on the cover and an original copy of the Declaration were tucked inside, as a teacher, I have enough trouble trying to get my students to remember it correctly that I don't need any "help" from a textbook publisher.

As for a PC conspiracy, I'm not sure that's the case. While the original text does state "all men," one of the "exceptional" things about America is that we have continued to expand our definition of who is included in equality in our society. I don't agree with this changing of the text. That being said, our changing definition of equality is one of the many goods things about this country -- that we have continued to look at our situtation and attempted to live up to the high ideals set for us by our Founders.

Richard G. Williams, Jr. said...

Greg:

I think its important the cover which includes part of the text of a founding document be accurately quoted and I don't think this was a mistake. The intentions may have been good, but it is a PC trend.

I agree we should do our best to live up the the high ideals expressed in our founding documents.