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(Breitbart.com)   Worried public schools are indoctrinating your kids? "One Nation Under God: A Book for Little Patriots" sets the record straight on American history, from the time Jesus wrote the constitution to 9/11 happening on Obama's watch   (bighollywood.breitbart.com) divider line 240
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2011-08-30 02:19:33 PM

highbrow45: "Five branches fight to keep us free.
To protect us and our liberty."


Army, Air Force, Navy... I only count three branches.


Know how I can tell you are a youngsters

Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines we don't ask for experience we give it...
can't find commercial on youtube
and sometimes the Coast Guard.
 
2011-08-30 02:20:28 PM

Shaggy_C: Sabyen91: Shaggy_C: Kids learning about the founding of our country, the horror

Whitewashing history has always been a good idea.

Just listen to these complaints in here. You have a poem giving a gist of the Bill of Rights to a toddler, and people are sitting here counting out the specific number of enumerated rights in each farking Amendment as a way to attack it. Absolutely ridiculous. We can mock the mother all we want but I see nothing wrong with the book.


It's evil. Kids shouldn't feel good about this country. This is worse than "Mein Kampf." We should burn this book and call the Department of Social Services on any parent who would dare buy it.
 
2011-08-30 02:21:38 PM
It doesn't look to be nearly as bad as those craptastic videos that Mike Huckabee's company put out a couple months back.
 
2011-08-30 02:22:01 PM
Do these Brietbart people realize what silly little candyasses they are?

Conservatives like to pretend they are the tough guys in the room but what kind of tough guy needs the echo chamber that they need? They have to have all of their notions constantly reinforced. I'm not sure what is tough about them but it isn't their minds.
 
2011-08-30 02:23:40 PM

spongeboob: highbrow45: "Five branches fight to keep us free.
To protect us and our liberty."


Army, Air Force, Navy... I only count three branches.

Know how I can tell you are a youngsters

Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines we don't ask for experience we give it...
can't find commercial on youtube
and sometimes the Coast Guard.


But aren't the Marines technically part of the Navy?

upload.wikimedia.org

//I realize they have a separate command structure.
 
2011-08-30 02:23:58 PM

Nabb1: It's evil. Kids shouldn't feel good about this country. This is worse than "Mein Kampf." We should burn this book and call the Department of Social Services on any parent who would dare buy it.


This book is clearly trying to teach kids something, I think we can agree on that. So when it is blatantly incorrect and pushes an agenda that is contrary to reality it is a piece of trash. It is a free country where idiots CAN write whitewashed crap so that is fine but I think having an opinion about that junk is also allowed.

/By the way, nice use of hyperbole
 
2011-08-30 02:23:58 PM

Shaggy_C: Sabyen91: Shaggy_C: Kids learning about the founding of our country, the horror

Whitewashing history has always been a good idea.

Just listen to these complaints in here. You have a poem giving a gist of the Bill of Rights to a toddler, and people are sitting here counting out the specific number of enumerated rights in each farking Amendment as a way to attack it. Absolutely ridiculous. We can mock the mother all we want but I see nothing wrong with the book.


It's almost like people have a knee jerk reaction to call bullshiat on anything on Breitbart's site. I can't imagine why that would happen.
 
2011-08-30 02:25:21 PM
Here, have a sample to remind yourself:

Zombie Reagan Saves the World
 
2011-08-30 02:27:08 PM

Diogenes: If I were to give my kid an Obama action figure


More like an inaction figure, amIright?
 
2011-08-30 02:27:42 PM

spongeboob: highbrow45: "Five branches fight to keep us free.
To protect us and our liberty."


Army, Air Force, Navy... I only count three branches.

Know how I can tell you are a youngsters

Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines we don't ask for experience we give it...
can't find commercial on youtube
and sometimes the Coast Guard.


Marines are a part of the Navy (the bad part), but they still have a representative on the Joint Chiefs of Staff taken from the staff allocated to the Navy. The Coast Guard is under the Department of Homeland Defense, but still considered part of "the military". No representative on the Joint Chiefs, though.
 
2011-08-30 02:27:44 PM

Shaggy_C: Just listen to these complaints in here. You have a poem giving a gist of the Bill of Rights to a toddler, and people are sitting here counting out the specific number of enumerated rights in each farking Amendment as a way to attack it.


The book is fundamentally wrong. Rights don't come from the gov't, they aren't granted to us by the Bill of Rights. The BoR is a restriction on the power of federal government. Shouldn't you small-government, founding father-worshiping conservatives be the fist to want to teach kids about the limits of government authority?
 
2011-08-30 02:28:10 PM

Sabyen91: Nabb1: It's evil. Kids shouldn't feel good about this country. This is worse than "Mein Kampf." We should burn this book and call the Department of Social Services on any parent who would dare buy it.

This book is clearly trying to teach kids something, I think we can agree on that. So when it is blatantly incorrect and pushes an agenda that is contrary to reality it is a piece of trash. It is a free country where idiots CAN write whitewashed crap so that is fine but I think having an opinion about that junk is also allowed.

/By the way, nice use of hyperbole


It's a children's book. It's supposed to be watered down and simplified. If you read your kid a Con Law text book, he'll grow up to hate you. And he should, if you do that to him. What's the agenda, anyway? America is a good place? Oh, the horror. I didn't see anything that was patently wrong in those passages. I'm not much on the "under God" part and think they should take it out of the pledge, and I don't believe kids should be forced to say it, but I don't see anything wrong with the contents of the book, at least from what is quoted.
 
2011-08-30 02:28:41 PM

Sgt. Pepper: Shaggy_C: Just listen to these complaints in here. You have a poem giving a gist of the Bill of Rights to a toddler, and people are sitting here counting out the specific number of enumerated rights in each farking Amendment as a way to attack it.

The book is fundamentally wrong. Rights don't come from the gov't, they aren't granted to us by the Bill of Rights. The BoR is a restriction on the power of federal government. Shouldn't you small-government, founding father-worshiping conservatives be the fist to want to teach kids about the limits of government authority?


Why would authoritarians want to teach kids about the limits of government authority?
 
2011-08-30 02:28:56 PM
www.dirtandseeds.com

Thanks to this DOUCHE BAG, we have underdoG in the pledge.

You are all McCarthy loving fascists face it!
 
2011-08-30 02:30:08 PM

highbrow45: "Five branches fight to keep us free.
To protect us and our liberty."

Army, Air Force, Navy... I only count three branches.


Let's not forget that both NOAA and the PHS are uniformed services which can be millitarized by the President. It's unfortunate that these "proud conservatives" are so quick to dismiss the sacrifices of the nations nurses and cartographers.
 
2011-08-30 02:30:13 PM
So that wasn't a parody? Poe's Law in action, I guess.
 
2011-08-30 02:31:21 PM

gameshowhost: I_C_Weener: Russion? The o isn't even near the a. I think liberals have somehow sabotaged my typing.

The Keyboard Of Liberty must be refreshed stained from time to time with the blood cheeto dust of patriots and tyrants.


FTFY

/snicker
 
2011-08-30 02:32:11 PM

meat0918: spongeboob: highbrow45: "Five branches fight to keep us free.
To protect us and our liberty."


Army, Air Force, Navy... I only count three branches.

Know how I can tell you are a youngsters

Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines we don't ask for experience we give it...
can't find commercial on youtube
and sometimes the Coast Guard.

But aren't the Marines technically part of the Navy?

[upload.wikimedia.org image 200x202]

//I realize they have a separate command structure.


You tell a marine that, I think the most they will admit is that the Navy is their sister service.
/Pity the poor Corpsman who joins the navy thinking he gets to sail around the world and ends up humping a Ruck with the Marines
 
2011-08-30 02:33:05 PM
TFA: Are your kids learning the fundamentals of what makes America the greatest country in the world at school?

There's already a video about that:

Link (new window)
 
2011-08-30 02:33:08 PM

Somacandra: FTFA: He plays with toy guns and wears camouflage pants and says "Semper fi" to any Marine we come across in an airport or at Costco. We're not exactly the typical family you might find on the west side of Los Angeles

[i.imgur.com image 263x428]

Wow, what rugged dissenters--exercising their independence by allowing their son to wear camo and play with army men.


I find it interesting that he only says "Semper fi" to Marines at the airport or Costco. Why not other places?
 
2011-08-30 02:33:23 PM

Nabb1: Sabyen91: Nabb1: It's evil. Kids shouldn't feel good about this country. This is worse than "Mein Kampf." We should burn this book and call the Department of Social Services on any parent who would dare buy it.

This book is clearly trying to teach kids something, I think we can agree on that. So when it is blatantly incorrect and pushes an agenda that is contrary to reality it is a piece of trash. It is a free country where idiots CAN write whitewashed crap so that is fine but I think having an opinion about that junk is also allowed.

/By the way, nice use of hyperbole

It's a children's book. It's supposed to be watered down and simplified. If you read your kid a Con Law text book, he'll grow up to hate you. And he should, if you do that to him. What's the agenda, anyway? America is a good place? Oh, the horror. I didn't see anything that was patently wrong in those passages. I'm not much on the "under God" part and think they should take it out of the pledge, and I don't believe kids should be forced to say it, but I don't see anything wrong with the contents of the book, at least from what is quoted.


I just disagree that a book that is clearly trying to teach should be flat out wrong and obviously pushing a blatant agenda. Watered down? Fine. Wrong? Not so much. I suppose the free market will take care of it anyway. People that teach their kids this bullshiat will buy the book and people that aren't morons won't.
 
2011-08-30 02:33:28 PM

The Bruce Dickinson: [www.dirtandseeds.com image 301x300]

Thanks to this DOUCHE BAG, we have underdoG in the pledge.

You are all McCarthy loving fascists face it!




?????


I believe these are the fascists you're looking for.

upload.wikimedia.org
Link (new window)
 
2011-08-30 02:34:20 PM

Jim_Callahan: Hell, remember the poem about the midnight ride of Paul Revere they made you read in 3rd grade English? Basically 100% bullshiat in factual terms


Well yeah, It never mentions Paul Revere ringing bells and shooting off guns to warn the British that they weren't going to take our guns away!
 
2011-08-30 02:34:24 PM

GameSprocket: spongeboob: highbrow45: "Five branches fight to keep us free.
To protect us and our liberty."


Army, Air Force, Navy... I only count three branches.

Know how I can tell you are a youngsters

Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines we don't ask for experience we give it...
can't find commercial on youtube
and sometimes the Coast Guard.

Marines are a part of the Navy (the bad part), but they still have a representative on the Joint Chiefs of Staff taken from the staff allocated to the Navy. The Coast Guard is under the Department of Homeland Defense, but still considered part of "the military". No representative on the Joint Chiefs, though.

Can't figure out if this means you were Navy or a Marine.
 
2011-08-30 02:35:07 PM

Sabyen91: Considering "under god" was added in the 50's what does it have to do with the founding of the country?


In God We Trust has been around since the 1800s, no?
 
Bf+
2011-08-30 02:35:29 PM
The pledge should be changed to "one nation, unDER GAWD!!!... indivisble..."
Since that's how most people recite it these days.

/Sad that a pledge once used to unite is now used to divide.
 
2011-08-30 02:37:13 PM

imapirate: My son has a Ronald Reagan action figure

I hate it when liberals batshiat-insane idol-worshipping Republican dipshiats indoctrinate their children!


What I don't understand about the folks who worship Reagan is that he did many (if not all) of the things that teabaggers/etc constantly complain about "the liberals" trying to do.
 
2011-08-30 02:39:09 PM

Sabyen91: Nabb1: Sabyen91: Nabb1: It's evil. Kids shouldn't feel good about this country. This is worse than "Mein Kampf." We should burn this book and call the Department of Social Services on any parent who would dare buy it.

This book is clearly trying to teach kids something, I think we can agree on that. So when it is blatantly incorrect and pushes an agenda that is contrary to reality it is a piece of trash. It is a free country where idiots CAN write whitewashed crap so that is fine but I think having an opinion about that junk is also allowed.

/By the way, nice use of hyperbole

It's a children's book. It's supposed to be watered down and simplified. If you read your kid a Con Law text book, he'll grow up to hate you. And he should, if you do that to him. What's the agenda, anyway? America is a good place? Oh, the horror. I didn't see anything that was patently wrong in those passages. I'm not much on the "under God" part and think they should take it out of the pledge, and I don't believe kids should be forced to say it, but I don't see anything wrong with the contents of the book, at least from what is quoted.

I just disagree that a book that is clearly trying to teach should be flat out wrong and obviously pushing a blatant agenda. Watered down? Fine. Wrong? Not so much. I suppose the free market will take care of it anyway. People that teach their kids this bullshiat will buy the book and people that aren't morons won't.


What part is flat out wrong?
 
2011-08-30 02:40:04 PM

Knara: imapirate: My son has a Ronald Reagan action figure

I hate it when liberals batshiat-insane idol-worshipping Republican dipshiats indoctrinate their children!

What I don't understand about the folks who worship Reagan is that he did many (if not all) of the things that teabaggers/etc constantly complain about "the liberals" trying to do.


You don't understand that they:

a) are functionally retarded,
b) willfully ignorant, or
c) brainwashed by Fox News?

//Cornelius, the evidence is incontrevertible
 
2011-08-30 02:40:32 PM

Shaggy_C: Sabyen91: Considering "under god" was added in the 50's what does it have to do with the founding of the country?

In God We Trust has been around since the 1800s, no?


Somewhat sporadically since the mid 19th century on currency until relatively recently when Federal notes were more standardized.

The US just isn't a "Christian" nation in the sense that most folks who insist that it is would like it to be.

/but deism sounds scary, mommy
 
2011-08-30 02:41:55 PM

Shaggy_C: Sabyen91: Considering "under god" was added in the 50's what does it have to do with the founding of the country?

In God We Trust has been around since the 1800s, no?


On coins yes. It wasn't an official motto until the 50s.

/It is also a Florida motto so I think it only makes sense to dump it.
 
2011-08-30 02:42:10 PM

Nabb1: Sabyen91: Nabb1: Sabyen91: Nabb1: It's evil. Kids shouldn't feel good about this country. This is worse than "Mein Kampf." We should burn this book and call the Department of Social Services on any parent who would dare buy it.

This book is clearly trying to teach kids something, I think we can agree on that. So when it is blatantly incorrect and pushes an agenda that is contrary to reality it is a piece of trash. It is a free country where idiots CAN write whitewashed crap so that is fine but I think having an opinion about that junk is also allowed.

/By the way, nice use of hyperbole

It's a children's book. It's supposed to be watered down and simplified. If you read your kid a Con Law text book, he'll grow up to hate you. And he should, if you do that to him. What's the agenda, anyway? America is a good place? Oh, the horror. I didn't see anything that was patently wrong in those passages. I'm not much on the "under God" part and think they should take it out of the pledge, and I don't believe kids should be forced to say it, but I don't see anything wrong with the contents of the book, at least from what is quoted.

I just disagree that a book that is clearly trying to teach should be flat out wrong and obviously pushing a blatant agenda. Watered down? Fine. Wrong? Not so much. I suppose the free market will take care of it anyway. People that teach their kids this bullshiat will buy the book and people that aren't morons won't.

What part is flat out wrong?


As mentioned by several people, the bill of rights is not an enumeration of rights, but limits on the government.
 
2011-08-30 02:42:30 PM

Nabb1: What part is flat out wrong?


The title?
 
2011-08-30 02:42:35 PM

coeyagi: You don't understand that they:

a) are functionally retarded,
b) willfully ignorant, or
c) brainwashed by Fox News?

//Cornelius, the evidence is incontrevertible


Perhaps, in an attempt to retain my sanity, I simply don't want to understand, Albus.
 
2011-08-30 02:42:49 PM

Knara: What I don't understand about the folks who worship Reagan is that he did many (if not all) of the things that teabaggers/etc constantly complain about "the liberals" trying to do.


They also worship Jesus, who also did many (if not all) of the things that teabaggers/etc constantly complain about "the liberals" trying to do.
 
2011-08-30 02:44:47 PM
Wow..the quotes from that book are CRAZY TALK!
 
2011-08-30 02:47:55 PM

meat0918: As mentioned by several people, the bill of rights is not an enumeration of rights, but limits on the government.


Sure, but I don't think an enumeration of rights and the limits on government are mutually exclusive. Now, calling rights something granted by the government to the people is something I wouldn't agree with, but the passage I read seemed to be okay. At least as far as small kids are concerned. It think it's a bit early to start trying to get little kids to wrap their heads around "negative obligations" and so on.
 
2011-08-30 02:48:31 PM

T-Servo: The Marines back then rode velociraptors, and didn't give them up until the Battle of Belleau Wood in WWI against the Australians.


Fark. I'd pay to see that.
 
2011-08-30 02:49:25 PM

Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: Flab: I'm not a constitutional lawyer, but I don't think the Bill of Rights lists the 10 rights of Americans.

More specifically, the Bill of Right's doesn't tell us what we *may* do, it outlines what the government *may not* do.

/And technically, we didn't fight to get these rights; we fought to preserve the Rights of Englishmen which we already had.



I think a large majority of Americans don't understand this. I think people need to brush up on the history of Magna Carta, Petition of Right, Habeas Corpus Act and the Bill of Rights from 1689 (to start with) that all largely influenced the US Constitution and what the 9th Amendment really means :)
 
2011-08-30 02:52:39 PM
Schoolhouse Rock for the children of brain dead partisans?
 
2011-08-30 02:53:26 PM
since others are pointing out more than ten rights in the bill of rights here goes more than 5 branches of MilitaryDefense
Army
Navy
Marines
Air Force
Special Operation Command Delta Force, SEALS, Rangers, Air Force Special Operations and Aviation Units, I think they have Force Recon Marines now
Coast Guard
Border Patrol, guarding our borders, carry guns, uniformed
CIA paramilitaries
Department of Energy Nuclear Energy Suport Teams
FBI has the Hostage Rescue Team
State Department's Mobile Security Deployment
United States Merchant Marine in times of war are auxiliary to the Navy,
and there are a few I'm sure I'm missing
 
2011-08-30 02:58:29 PM
"My son has a Ronald Reagan action figure (okay, maybe it's not an action figure but I refuse to call it a doll) in his room along with Navy SEAL posters and plenty of little green army men. He plays with toy guns and wears camouflage pants and says "Semper fi" to any Marine we come across in an airport or at Costco. We're not exactly the typical family you might find on the west side of Los Angeles. So you can see why this is the kind of book I can feel good about reading with my son."

Your kid sounds like a homo
 
2011-08-30 02:58:30 PM

Dr Dreidel: Duyogurt: Duyogurt: I love their reference of Thomas Jefferson and how he pertains to liberty. Perhaps they should throw this quote out there for a matter of perspective:

"In every country and every age, the priest had been hostile to Liberty."

Wonder what they think about that one.

Or perhaps:

"The Christian God is a being of terrific character - cruel, vindictive, capricious, and unjust" and "Religions are all alike -- founded upon fables and mythologies" And for good measure, "The loathsome combination of Church and State"

I wonder if the publisher will mention these quotes in book 2?

"And the day will come when the mystical generation of Jesus, by the supreme being as his father in the womb of a virgin will be classed with the fable of the generation of Minerva in the brain of Jupiter."

I believe it's Jefferson (or Madison) who is responsible for the "No religious test shall ever be required as a qualification to any office or public trust under the United States."

// thought question: would that phrase make it into the modern Constitution?


States (I'll let you guess which ones) have already tried to override it. The supremacy clause had to be used in a number of cases that garnered very little national press.
 
2011-08-30 03:00:13 PM
The worst historians are usually ones with a political agenda because to ignore any facts that get in the way of their narrative. Or they're wannabe philosophers who can't write worth a damn.
 
2011-08-30 03:01:07 PM

cannotsuggestaname: Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: Flab: I'm not a constitutional lawyer, but I don't think the Bill of Rights lists the 10 rights of Americans.

More specifically, the Bill of Right's doesn't tell us what we *may* do, it outlines what the government *may not* do.

/And technically, we didn't fight to get these rights; we fought to preserve the Rights of Englishmen which we already had.

I think a large majority of Americans don't understand this. I think people need to brush up on the history of Magna Carta, Petition of Right, Habeas Corpus Act and the Bill of Rights from 1689 (to start with) that all largely influenced the US Constitution and what the 9th Amendment really means :)


Why you dirty, heathen-

Jesus didn't come to Texas to sign any funny-sounding papers like Magnum Cart (though I guess He'da picked up some of 'em for his overlarge dong) or Habla Corpse (sounds Messican).

The Constitution was perfect as written - even if they did give the vote to women - and it's only once the liberals started monkeying with it that we got the Department of Education and the Freedom-Stealing EPA. It's why, before the ink was even dry on that parchment in 1776, everyone realized American Exceptionalism and adopted it to become the Supreme Law of the Land. Even the British had to realize how America we were, so they stopped fighting us until 1812.

You have the rights my government says you have, and if'n you don't like it, go back to Russia with the other fascists, you anarchist.
 
2011-08-30 03:01:10 PM

skullkrusher: "My son has a Ronald Reagan action figure (okay, maybe it's not an action figure but I refuse to call it a doll) in his room along with Navy SEAL posters and plenty of little green army men. He plays with toy guns and wears camouflage pants and says "Semper fi" to any Marine we come across in an airport or at Costco. We're not exactly the typical family you might find on the west side of Los Angeles. So you can see why this is the kind of book I can feel good about reading with my son."

Your kid sounds like a homo


Heh... They forgot to mention he's also 15 and is required by law to wear a hockey helmet when outside his well padded room.
 
2011-08-30 03:01:18 PM
Are your kids learning the fundamentals of what makes America the greatest country in the world at school?

Ah yes...the old "The United States is the Greatest Country in the World(TM)" nonsense. Why don't they acknowledge truth rather than pointless blustering? I believe China and North Korean children are taught the same thing about their nations.

US Rankings -
Child Mortality rate: 151st
Civil Liberties: 46th
Democracy: 17th
College graduation rates: 14th (out of 24)
LIteracy: 15th (out of 27)
Math scores: 35th
Divorce rates: 5th highest
GDP per capita: 10th
Happiness: 21st (out of 57)
Major assaults per capita: 6th highest
Income inequality: 43rd

I could go on....source.
 
2011-08-30 03:01:47 PM

skullkrusher: "My son has a Ronald Reagan action figure (okay, maybe it's not an action figure but I refuse to call it a doll) in his room along with Navy SEAL posters and plenty of little green army men. He plays with toy guns and wears camouflage pants and says "Semper fi" to any Marine we come across in an airport or at Costco. We're not exactly the typical family you might find on the west side of Los Angeles. So you can see why this is the kind of book I can feel good about reading with my son."

Your kid sounds like a homo


Skullkrusher you seem to call a lot of people homo.
Compensating for anything?
NTTIAWWI
 
2011-08-30 03:04:37 PM

Marshal805: The worst historians are usually ones with a political agenda because to ignore any facts that get in the way of their narrative. Or they're wannabe philosophers who can't write worth a damn.


Children's books...good when describing immature cats wearing hats. Not so good when used as a source of historical citation.
 
2011-08-30 03:05:24 PM

wantedbadass: Child Mortality rate: 151st


yeah but they count abortions in that. That's not fair.
 
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