Textbook’s version of the Second Amendment

Textbook’s version of the Second Amendment February 13, 2014

How American history and the Constitution are taught in high schools:

The authors of United States History: Preparing for the Advanced Placement Examination have taken it upon themselves to change the Constitution of the United States. The high school textbook contains a summary of each Amendment that alters the initial intent in which they were created.

The textbook notes the Second Amendment as, “The people have a right to keep and bear arms in a state militia.”

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.”

via High School Textbook Rewrites Second Amendment–Literally.

Does the paraphrase have the same emphasis as the original?  Does the paraphrase reflect judicial rulings on what the Amendment means?  Doesn’t this go beyond “liberal bias” into outright propaganda?

HT:  Mary Moerbe


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