Common Core Rewrites the 2nd Amendment

Common Core Rewrites the 2nd Amendment

The Second Amendment to the US Constitution says:

“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.”

This was written almost 225 years ago in the writing style of the time. Some of which we may not completely understand today.  So the developers of the Common Core decided to rewrite and explain what this means to our kids today.

Related:  “See Second Amendment Overview

First, in 1791 when the Second Amendment was adopted, the term “militia” was well understood.  It is an officially recognized group of armed citizens.  Any armed citizen is in the militia.  If you have a gun and willing to defend your country, you are in the militia.  See our story: “What is a Militia?

Fox News Common Core Second AmendmentToday, because of the media bias and focus on a small group of extremist, the term militia has a negative image with most unarmed citizens or even those armed but no understanding of militias.

The Common Core is no different than the current biased media.

Related: What is Common Core?

Common CoreIn a textbook approved by Common Core for use by students studying for the Advanced Placement (AP) history exam, the Second Amendment is defined this way:

“The Second Amendment: The people have the right to keep and bear arms in a state militia.”

Another book that received the Common Core stamp of approval informs students that the Second Amendment:

“grant[s] citizens the right to bear arms as members of a militia of citizen-soldiers.”

This author of this book probably doesn’t realized that anyone who owns a gun is part of the state’s militia.  All gun owners, by US law, are part of a militia.  See our “What is a militia?

Then, there is a worksheet reportedly approved by Common Core for use by history teachers in preparing lessons on the Bill of Rights that “informs” students,

“The Government of the United States is currently revisiting The Bill of Rights. They have determined that it is outdated and may not remain in its current form any longer.”

Finally, there is the description of the Second Amendment published in a book approved by Common Core for use in elementary schools.

Regarding the Second Amendment, the authors of the book state:

“This amendment states that people have the right to certain weapons, providing that they register them and they have not been in prison. The founding fathers included this amendment to prevent the United States from acting like the British who had tried to take weapons away from the colonists.”

This is not what our Founding Father intended or stated.  See Our “What is a Militia?” story and our “Second Amendment Overview”.

During an interview on Fox News, the superintendent of an Illinois middle school that is using this book, Bob Hill, defended its warped retelling of history:

“What happens with the right to bear arms in the context of 2014, is the right to bear arms in reality, not as written in the Constitution, but in reality is it in any way abridged and the answer is ‘yes, in some places by the need to register guns or gun owners’ and so on.”

 Again: 

“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.”

A militia is the people (not a military).  The people have the right to keep and bear arms.  This shall NOT be infringed. (“Infringed” – actively break the terms of a law, agreement, etc.).

Regardless of your beliefs and opinions of gun control, the Second Amendment is very clear.  And it is very clear that Common Core is trying to push an anti-gun agenda on our children.  If they succeed with Common Core in our school systems, in a generation from now our gun rights will be gone as our kids will vote them out.

Related:  Second Amendment Rights

Comments

comments

One thought on “Common Core Rewrites the 2nd Amendment”

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *