As usual, missing the point. I don't believe anyone is disputing the teaching of the Constitution is a good thing. Of course that is a good thing. It is who is teaching it (two right leaning originalist institutes) and allowing another viewpoint to be taught is also a good thing. Don't we want our students to be critical thinkers? I think that is what the BOE keeps saying. But actions speak louder than words most times and by only offering one view of the world (or the Constitution in this case).....hard to develop critical thinkers.<quoted text>
I was taught as a child in literature class that you had to take into account the period in which something was written and then the writer themselves because they were a product of the prevailing culture, thoughts, and ideas of that period. The Constitution is no different as a piece of writing that reflects the men who drafted the document and all of their hopes, beliefs, prejudices, dreams, and philosophies. Let us be honest, they were religious, god fearing men raised in a time when churches and religion were more central to the lives of people.
Who is to say whose version is correct without listening with a critical mind to the version this group presents. It is as if tolerance or diversity of opinion is a bad thing.
Only Ms Dauber seems to be only source and she will provide us all with the text she feels fits her personal agenda best. Who made her high empress of necessary Constitutional knowledge?
I failed to see this same venomous attacks when a certain youth basketball league was selling the public assets for a profit back to the taxpayers who funded the facilities in the first place. Nor do I see a mad rush to charge the Food Pantry for squating in our building at Jonathon Wright however noble this church sponsored out reach may be.
You don't want to learn anything new or bother to see what the fuss is all about, stay home and burn some books. But please do not ask the rest of us to maintain your cult of ignorance and intolerance.
If the union has a problem with the Constitution or the men who wrote the document and feels that learning more about its origin and intent, then I believe it speaks volumes about the character of the union.
And from what I know of it, the Food Bank is not church based. And I appreciate that the BOE does not charge them. From what I can tell, they are providing a nice service for those in need.
And as for the basketball, there was plenty of venom about them...it was just on this blog, where most venom is spewed.