13 June 2013

The Founding Founders


*Update - the White House blog has been updated/corrected. Hmmm . . . was it just a typo, or . . . ??? ☺
 
I guess the White House just ain't all that into the "Fathers/Patriarch" thing. Gee, you'd think with Fathers' Day being this Sunday, they could make an exception just this one time. Screen shot from the White House blog:


And NRO points out the following:
Meanwhile, notice the first suggestion as to how viewers might use this treasure trove of information:

Here are a few possibilities for using Founders Online:

Assemble the Founders’ views on slavery into a single set of search results in which many of the original documents do not use the word at all.
Well, of course.

4 comments:

Matthew Lambert said...

Can I ask what problem you have with their suggested search query? It sounds like an interesting example that engages the visitor to think. It also promotes the use of primary source material as written by the Founders themselves. Is that not what you promote here?

Richard G. Williams, Jr. said...

Hello Matthew. Yes, I would encourage that. And I'll answer your question more thoroughly in an upcoming post but, for now, I'd suggest reading the link in the "of course."

Thanks for reading.

ropelight said...

I've got a suggestion: Search the Constitution and the Federalist Papers for justification for the current policies of President Barack Obama.

Or, if race is the only topic open for discussion, explain why Attorney General Eric Holder is allowed to remain in office after the Black Panther voting intimidation scandal of 2008.

Richard G. Williams, Jr. said...

"Search the Constitution and the Federalist Papers for justification for the current policies of President Barack Obama."

I can save you the time. ;-)