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(TPNN)   Old and busted: Teaching what it says in the Constitution. New hotness: Teaching what you think it SHOULD say in the Constitution if the guys who wrote it had been properly enlightened   ( divider line
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3866 clicks; posted to Politics » on 24 Mar 2014 at 6:04 PM (4 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2014-03-24 06:50:44 PM  
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NkThrasher: Somacandra: NkThrasher: "This amendment states that people have the right to certain weapons, providing that they register them and they have not been in prison."

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Which is historically correct. Guns were extremely registered in the days of the Constitution, since everyone was required to have them and could be conscripted into service under tight regulation. You can ask James Madison about that. No one's ever convinced a court that the general populace can have nukes, nor that murder and arson convicts can have some kind of arsenal. This is indeed both true historically and true today. The legal battles ensuing for hundreds of years prove the Constitution is not a self-explanatory document and without legal and historical context teaching it is meaningless.

Sure, but there's a difference between "The amendment states" and "the reality of the implementation of the amendment and so on...".  As  AirForceVet pointed out, context might help a lot and there might be a raw-text section followed by "And what does this mean?"  but even so, the wording is poor if that's the case.

Are you really whining about something for kids that's written in farking comic sans not being excruciatingly and pedantically correct?
2014-03-24 06:31:44 PM  
1 vote:

Somacandra: DamnYankees: As someone who's about as anti-2nd amendment as people on this site can be, this is wrong and the teacher should not have done that.

And as someone who is pro-2nd Amendment and pro-historical accuracy, this is right and the teacher is absolutely correct to have done this. Full Size
2014-03-24 04:53:50 PM  
1 vote:
Won't load for me, either.

SlothB77: area man.

For once we're in agreement. They've made The Onion obsolete.
2014-03-24 04:43:12 PM  
1 vote:
Well, website won't load for me, but from the page title it sounds like someone is shiatting themselves over phrasing in a gradeschooler's workbook.
2014-03-24 04:40:02 PM  
1 vote:
Page won't load, but I doubt that the Tea Party News Network is providing an unbiased account.
2014-03-24 04:37:45 PM  
1 vote:
area man.
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