Tea Party Demands American Schools Erase Slavery from History Textbooks
Tennessee’s Tea Party has presented their state legislature with a five point bulletin overflowing with absurd demands. Some items come as no surprise – they’re no fans of the president’s healthcare mandate – but other action items like pretending American slavery never occurred go a ways toward explaining the current state of Tennessee politics.
Fayette County attorney Hal Rounds, the group’s lead spokesman during the news conference, said the group wants to address “an awful lot of made-up criticism about, for instance, the founders intruding on the Indians or having slaves or being hypocrites in one way or another.
“The thing we need to focus on about the founders is that, given the social structure of their time, they were revolutionaries who brought liberty into a world where it hadn’t existed, to everybody — not all equally instantly — and it was their progress that we need to look at,” said Rounds, whose website identifies him as a Vietnam War veteran of the Air Force and FedEx retiree who became a lawyer in 1995.
In other words, ix-nay on the avery-slay. This revisionist education mandate would be shocking if not for the fact that the Tennessee legislature is working on a law banning all mention that gay people even exist from schools. Playing pretend to the detriment of students is kind of Tennessee’s thing at this point.
What an enormous waste of taxpayer resources, potential, time, and sanity. Our hearts go out to our readers in Tennessee, really they do.
How did these people get elected to office?
(via Commercial Appeal)