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Texas Decides to Re-write history

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Posted By: Alfred K at 10:12 am

13 Mar 2010

Board member Cynthia Dunbar wants to change a standard having students study the impact of Enlightenment ideas on political revolutions from 1750 to the present. She wants to drop the reference to Enlightenment ideas (replacing with “the writings of”) and to Thomas Jefferson. She adds Thomas Aquinas and others. Jefferson’s ideas, she argues, were based on other political philosophers listed in the standards. We don’t buy her argument at all. Board member Bob Craig of Lubbock points out that the curriculum writers clearly wanted to students to study Enlightenment ideas and Jefferson. Could Dunbar’s problem be that Jefferson was a Deist? The board approves the amendment, taking Thomas Jefferson OUT of the world history standards.

Let’s face it, religion is like a fashion style. Certain parts of the globe wear different outfits but they all have similar bases. Once in a while a radical style will become dominant (remember JNCO jeans?). I’m sayin if these Christians think its ok to re-write history, what’s to stop some Scientologists in the future from re-writing history again.

Then aliens came down to earth and invented popcorn. NOT buttered popcorn, that came later.

I bet re-writing history is actually a hella fun time. Writing anything that isn’t based on facts is like a carnival to me. Just look at 90% of my blog posts.

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