The Common Sense Show
Rather than honoring the United States Constitution and teaching students the proper place for guns in our society as intended by the Founding Fathers, as further expressed in the Second Amendment, students are being increasingly indoctrinated to believe that individuals should be never be allowed to possess guns.
Many schools have adopted the viewpoint that we are beginning to see in many publisher’s textbooks in which we are witnessing the rewriting of American history in the name of propagandizing the minds of the young to one day voluntarily give up their guns. Several public schools are now adopting a two pronged attack upon the Second Amendment. First, students are being severely punished by the school’s thought police for showing the slightest interest in guns. Secondly, our textbooks have been dramatically altered to reflect the fact that gun ownership is strictly the prerogative of the government. The latter view is not only a lie, it reflects the type of government that Americans rejected centuries ago.
Communitarian vs. Constitutional Law
Eighteenth Century Americans made the conscious decision that our civil liberties were bestowed by God and government had no business violating these rights. This notion became the fundamental principle of who represents the sovereign in our country. Is it the people or is it the government that is sovereign? The Founding Fathers clearly stated that the people are the sovereign under our Constitutional system of law.
Our friends across the pond decided a long time ago, that civil liberties were bestowed by government and if government grants individual liberty, they can take away individual liberties away based upon the whim of the leaders.This is the foundational principle of Communitarian law which is the antithesis of what the Founding Fathers bestowed upon us in 1789.
Some Schools Are Committing Treason
Some public schools are decidedly in the business of rewriting history to fit a particular political agenda. The anti-American point of view being put forth by these public schools is both treasonous and also represents a Soviet Union style of education in which history is being rewritten in order to satisfy a specific political agenda. In other words, many of our schools are becoming propaganda factories designed to brainwash our children into accepting the fact that government is all powerful and America is a Communitarian, not a Constitutional nation.
The Manifestation of the Agenda
Many government schools are in the process of violating the Constitutional rights of their students and nowhere is this fact more evident than it is with regard to the overreaction to anything remotely having to do with even thinking about a gun.
The most harmless pictures and the most harmless play scenarios engaged in by children, which have the remotest reference to guns is being dealt with by applying the schools version of the death penalty and subsequently suspending a student for having the “wrong views.” Many schools are not only suspending students for showing an interest in guns, they are further harming our students disciplinary records which can follow them from school to school and grade to grade. Not one of the suspensions that I am going to bring to your attention has anything to do with bringing a gun to school and posing a threat to fellow students. Everyone of the following cases has to do with controlling children’s thinking.
Suspended for Showing Interest In Guns
There are some children, while sitting in their classrooms who actually fantasize about defending their country and its Constitution by someday serving in the military.
Daniel McClaine Jr., whose professional goal is to enlist in the military upon graduation, was suspended for displaying a picture of a gun on his school laptop. McClaine, a freshman at the time of his suspension, at Poston Butte High School located in suburban Phoenix, said he saved the picture as his desktop background on his school-issued computer. An alert teacher noticed the picture of a gun, turned McClaine in and bravely saved the school from further harm. The picture shows an AK-47 on top of a flag. McClaine said the school initially suspended him for three days. After the media became involved, his suspension was reduced to “time served.”
And we are paying taxes to support this unconstitutional nonsense?
The Case of the Loaded Finger
In the schools of Silver Spring, Maryland, they attempt to propagandize the children against guns at a very early age.
School officials in Montgomery County rescinded the suspension of a 6-year-old Rodney Lynch, a Silver Spring boy who they said pointed his finger like a gun and said, “Pow,” agreeing to clear school records of an incident they had described as a threat “to shoot a student.” School officials only agreed to remove the blight on the student’s record after the family obtained an attorney to represent Rodney. Principal Annette Folkes said that it is her duty to protect the other children from the harms that can be caused by a gun. I am certain that Folkes will now instruct students to walk to and from the playground with their loaded hands holstered securely inside of their pockets.
Violating the 1st Amendment In Order to Attack the 2nd Amendment
David Morales, 8, thought that he had put together a cool hat to honor our brave American troops when his class was asked to construct special hats for a get-together with another second-grade class from a nearby school.
Officials at Tiogue School in Coventry, Rhode Island, however, quickly banned the hat. The reason? He placed a few small plastic soldiers on the rim of the hat and the tiny soldiers had tiny GUNS. The school has a zero tolerance for guns. David was forced to wear a plain baseball cap instead on the visit with the other school. Superintendent Kenneth Di Pietro insists that “the issue for us was, can it be done in a way that didn’t violate the zero-tolerance for weapons. Nothing was being done to limit patriotism, creativity, other than find an alternative to a weapon.” Yes, Mr. Superintendent, a plain hat display certainly has a lot of creativity. Someone should explain to this guardian in charge of dumbing down the children at the Tiogue school, that it was guns, big guns, which gives this headmaster the freedoms he has today to make such inane statements.
When compiling evidence for this article, I literally had over two dozen cases similar in nature to the three aforementioned cases. It strongly appears that these unconstitutional views and practices are becoming the standard for many public schools.
Indoctrinating Students to be Slaves of the State
There is one thing and one thing alone that has historically spared the citizens of America from living under a totalitarian government. That one thing is the Second Amendment which makes the government fear the people. That is the true spirit of liberty. For as Thomas Jefferson once said, “when the people fear the government, that is tyranny!”
Not only are several schools violating the Constitutional rights of their students, they are actively trying to indoctrinate our children to move away from the Constitution as the guarantor of individual civil liberties across the country.
The United States Constitution states the following:
”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 children at Guyer High School, located in Denton, Texas, are being taught a bastardized version of the Second Amendment in their social studies classroom. The Texas school district is using a history textbook which is actively redefining the Second Amendment. Here is what the textbook states with regard to the Second Amendment.
”The people have a right to keep and bear arms in a state militia.”
I have an old history text book from 1980 which states the following:
“A large and powerful standing army was of concern to early Americans…..The Second Amendment was added to the Constitution to protect the people from a potential tyrannical government…”
This is what I was referring to earlier when I said that many schools and textbook publishers are becoming propaganda agents of a liberal agenda which seeks to eviscerate the Second Amendment from our classrooms and eventually our society. It is clear that this textbook is attempting to get children to believe that only the government should have guns. I cannot overstate just how dangerous this view is. Of all the genocides which took place in the 20th Century, each instance was preceded by gun confiscation with the intended victims being the target of the confiscation. If we jump to the bottom line of this very dangerous and anti-constitutional view, we are witnessing textbook publishers and school districts who are not only rewriting history but are taking the very dangerous step of indoctrinating our children to accept to total gun confiscation. Just how dangerous is this notion? To answer that question, I will present the views of past genocidal despots under the banner that a picture is worth a thousand words.
We have a choice America, we can follow the dictates of the despots to the left and allow our children to serve the political agenda of the historically incorrect anti-Second Amendment, Communitarian based crowd, or we can hold school districts and textbook publishers accountable by removing school officials and banning books which seek to rewrite history with regard to our civil liberties. And before you listen to the psychobabble of the anti-American and anti-Constitutional political agenda of those who are tearing down this country, let’s take a quick look at what the Founding Fathers as well as some of what the authors of the Constitution stated with regard to the Second Amendment. After all, since some of the following quoted men wrote the Constitution, shouldn’t they have the final word on what the Constitution means instead of liberal educators with an agenda?
The Final Words on the Second Amendment
To accurately gauge the true meaning of the Second Amendment, let’s refer back to the men who wrote, or influenced the writing of the Second Amendment.
“No freeman shall be debarred the use of arms…” – Thomas Jefferson
“I ask sir, who is the militia? It is the whole people…To disarm the people, that is the best and most effective way to enslave them…” – George Mason
“Americans [have] the right and advantage of being armed — unlike citizens of other countries whose governments are afraid to trust people with arms.” - James Madison
“Before a standing army can rule, the people must be disarmed; as they are in almost every kingdom in Europe. The supreme power in America cannot enforce unjust laws by the sword because the whole body of people are armed and constitute a force superior to any band of regular troops that can be, on any pretense, raised in the United States…” – Noah Webster
“Arms in the hands of individual citizens may be used at individual discretion…in private self defense.” – John Adams
“The great principle is that every man be armed….everyone who is able may have a gun.” – Patrick Henry
“A free people ought to be armed.”
- George Washington
“I prefer dangerous freedom over peaceful slavery.”
- Thomas Jefferson
“I ask sir, what is the militia? It is the whole people except for a few politicians.”
- George Mason (father of the Bill of Rights and The Virginia Declaration of Rights)
“The ultimate authority resides in the people alone.”
- James Madison
“They that give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety.” -Benjamin Franklin
“Necessity is the plea for every infringement of human freedom. It is the argument of tyrants; it is the creed of slaves.”
- William Pitt
“Guard with jealous attention the public liberty. Suspect everyone who approaches that jewel. Unfortunately, nothing will preserve it but downright force. Whenever you give up that force, you are ruined…. The great object is that every man be armed. Everyone who is able might have a gun.”
- Patrick Henry
If you have had enough the anti-American and unconstitutional agenda which has invaded many of our public schools, it is time to meet the enemy of our people in the trenches. Call this misguided school in Denton, Texas, and let them know that the nation stands with the people of Denton in fighting against this unwarranted propaganda and attack upon the Second Amendment.