The Texas Board of Education wants to rewrite history

The Texas Board of Education wants to rewrite history July 16, 2009
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According to the Wall Street Journal, The Texas Board of Education is at it again. This time instead of biology, they are targeting American history textbooks. The board wants to make sure children understand how important faith and religion were to Americans throughout history.

Three reviewers, appointed by social conservatives, have recommended revamping the K-12 curriculum to emphasize the roles of the Bible, the Christian faith and the civic virtue of religion in the study of American history. Two of them want to remove or de-emphasize references to several historical figures who have become liberal icons, such as César Chávez and Thurgood Marshall.

“We’re in an all-out moral and spiritual civil war for the soul of America, and the record of American history is right at the heart of it,” said Rev. Peter Marshall, a Christian minister and one of the reviewers appointed by the conservative camp.

The conservative members of the board want to make sure Christianity is presented as an “overall force for good,” and one of the main reasons America is so great compared to other countries. They also, want to clearly teach students that the American founders build their government on biblical principles.

The rumblings heard on the grounds of Monticello are the sounds of Jefferson rolling over in his grave.

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