Check Out How a Texas High School Text Book Defines the 2nd Amendment

Sean Getts, a dad in Denton, Texas, was surprised to open his daughter’s AP United States history book and find it had rewritten the second amendment.  He snapped a photo and posted it to Facebook with this caption:

Looks like I’ll be educating the school system.

The book, which is apparently used at Guyer High School in Denton, describes the second amendment as “The people have a right to keep and bear arms in a state militia.”

However, the actual 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, shall not be infringed.”

The photo went viral, and people immediately began to organize parents who’d like to discuss this textbook with the school administrators.

In the past 200 years, the Constitution has been amended 27 times.  But who needs Article V, if text book publishers can just change parts of it to reflect their personal preferences?

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  • E. Stephen Burnett

    They also messed up the First Amendment (“separation of church and state”).

    • Nancy French

      Oh my!

  • Tiff

    I live in Denton where this happened. Someone who works at the school explained this is a supplemental text in their AP classes to teach the students how you can’t take everything you read at face value.

    • Nancy French

      Interesting! Well, I guess that lesson has definitely been learned, after all this discussion about it. Had the controversy died down?

      • Tiff

        I keep thinking it has; but then each day I see new articles and posts about it. I’m glad I don’t work at that school. =)

  • jeff BROWN

    It would be philosophically redundant to say; the people have a right to keep and bear arms in a militia. What does a militia do?? By the 2nd Amendment the people expressly retained to themselves and all future generations of Americans the “right” to keep and bear arms. Copy the original document, and teach the kids from that.

  • jeff BROWN

    A nurse has the right to use a needle when giving shots. Duh!