The Feds Want To Teach Gun Control
The Feds Want To Teach Gun Control
With Labor Day just around the corner, millions of kids will be heading back to school. But whether you realize it or not, what they may be taught could have a tremendously negative impact upon your gun rights.
H.R. 1078, introduced by Rep. Roger Wicker (R-MS), would set up Presidential Academies to train educators in teaching civics and history. That certainly sounds innocuous enough. What’s the problem with that?
The problem is that by further centralizing the training process for teachers, radical educators will find it much easier to excise Second Amendment rights and other important principles from this nation’s classrooms.
The Feds have already imposed curriculum standards on the nation’s government schools with previous legislation. The result was the publication of “guidelines” which are reflected in an anti-gun textbook called We the People.
The guidelines and We the People are so busy teaching multiculturalism and environmentalism that they have no time for teaching the Tenth Amendment, which severely limits what the federal government can do.
Is that a surprise to anyone? If kids are never taught there are limits to the federal government’s power, then we shouldn’t be surprised when tomorrow’s leaders don’t have problems passing gun control legislation.
We the People does mention the Second Amendment in the section on historical development. But it gets the student to start questioning the wisdom of the amendment, asking the student whether the right to keep and bear arms is still as “important today” as it was in the eighteenth century and to decide what “limitations” should be placed on the right.
It’s bad enough that the major news media, along with TV shows and movies, present a one-sided view of the right to keep and bear arms. Kids growing up today are bombarded with anti-gun sentiments and viewpoints, with few facts and little information to the contrary.
It has often been said that today’s children are the leaders of tomorrow. One trembles in considering the perspectives these future leaders will hold when it comes to the Bill of Rights and, specifically, the Second Amendment.
Anti-gun propaganda has already taken root in much of our nation’s curriculum. But rather than reversing this process, H.R. 1078 writes a blank check so that teachers can be trained in the “key events, key persons, key ideas and key documents that shaped the institutions and democratic heritage of the United States.” Right away, we are in trouble, because America was not founded as a democracy, but as a constitutional republic.
The reason our firearms freedoms are supposed to be secure is that a fifty percent vote of citizens, legislators or judges cannot do away with them. If the U.S. were a pure democracy, our liberties would only be secure as long as a majority of the people were in agreement.
There is no doubt that as control over education becomes more and more federalized, the ideas which children are learning become more and more radical. This agenda has already been seeping into curriculum standards for years. But if H.R. 1078 passes, radical educators will begin instructing teachers in a soon-to-be-funded Presidential Academy.
While H.R. 1078 is currently in the Select Education Subcommittee, its companion bill (S. 504) has already passed the Senate. But with your help, we can protect our rights by protecting our children’s education. Let’s keep H.R. 1078 from passing.
ACTION: Please urge your Representative to oppose H.R. 1078, a bill which will contribute in dumbing down the next generation of Americans — at least as far as our constitutional rights are concerned.
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Dear Representative ________________,
If H.R. 1078 is enacted, educators will be encouraged to teach that I do not have an individual right to keep and bear arms. It will establish Presidential Academies on teaching civics and history which will use anti-gun texts like We the People — the textbook that conforms to the federal guidelines on teaching civics and history.
This book encourages students to start questioning the wisdom of the Second Amendment, asking the student whether the right to keep and bear arms is still as “important today” as it was in the eighteenth century and to decide what “limitations” should be placed on the right. This kind of discussion treats the Second Amendment as though it were not protecting a God-given, individual right.
But the individual rights view is exactly what our Founders intended and what the American public still believes today. An ABC News Poll in 2002 found that almost three-fourths of all Americans believe that the Second Amendment of the U.S. Constitution protects the rights of “individuals” to own guns.
We already have too much Federal involvement in education, and the results have not been good. As control over education becomes more and more federalized, it seems that the ideas which children are learning become more and more radical. Please vote against H.R. 1078, a bill which is decidedly anti-gun.
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