Common Core Instructs Students To Change The ‘Outdated’ Bill Of Rights


The Bill of Rights is outdated and needs to have at least two Amendments removed and some added, according to Common Core education materials reportedly being used in an Arkansas sixth-grade class.

According to Digital Journal, a sixth-grader in the Bryant School District brought home a homework assignment that instructed her to imagine she was part of a special committee put together by the government to update the “outdated” Bill of Rights.

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The assignment begins:

There has been a lot of controversy lately surrounding the War on Terror. Many Americans feel as though The Patriot Act is infringing upon our privacy and other individual liberties, while others feel protected by it. 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 They have determined that it is outdated and may not remain in its current form any longer.

The students are then instructed to “prioritize, prune and add amendments” to come up with a Revised Bill of Rights. The assignment required students to select two Amendments to throw out, add two new ones and put together persuasive speeches to market the idea.

Remarkably, parent Lela Spears told Digital Journal that her daughter has had no previous government or civics classes and this was the first assignment dealing with the Constitution or Bill of Rights.

“After she brought it home and explained her assignment to me, it made me question exactly what she was being taught. Where I can see a class using critical thinking skills to modernize the words, as to help them better understand the Amendments, giving an assignment to remove two then add two with little explanation as to why is upsetting,” Spears told Digital Journal in an interview. “When I asked my child what the assignment was to teach her she had no idea. Only that she was TOLD to do it. She didn’t even understand what the Amendments meant. How can she make an informed decision when she doesn’t understand what she is ‘throwing out?’ That was new to me. I also did not like the fact her teacher used, ‘you have been selected to help a special committee’ bullshit.”

The parent also pointed out that the class never went over the actual process of amending the Constitution, but were instead told that “the government” would be “changing” it in the scenario presented.

“I read through the handouts she was given (they do not use a book for this class, nor take one home to study from, only handouts that are put in a box for their table to share and place in their binders), around 6 in total, and nothing about how an Amendment is ratified,” Spears said. “I believe that, with the wording of the assignment, many children will think that the Bill of Rights is amended and can be changed by a ‘special’ committee instead of an act of Congress. I know that my child will not think this is true since I have made it my mission to be very much involved in her education.”

This isn’t the first outrageous story about Common Core and public school curricula to come out since the beginning of the new school year.

Last month, it was reported that the Denton, Texas, Unified School District’s adopted the book United States History: Preparing for the Advanced Placement Examination as a supplement to a larger course of study for students aiming to ace the AP U.S. History test to jump-start their college careers.

The textbook, intended to help students gain a more thorough understanding of the U.S. Constitution, quotes the 2nd Amendment as follows: “Second Amendment: The people have a right to keep and bear arms in a state militia.”

And fourth-graders in Vermilion Parish, La., were given a homework assignment recently, apparently deemed age-appropriate by Common Core standards, which sought to teach the 9-year-olds about Ebonics terms such as “Po Pimp” and “mobstaz.”

H/T: Digital Journal 

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  • BHR

    The American Constitution lays out the best government in the history of the world. The liberals are doing every thing they can to destroy America. Most liberals have never read the Constitution, the Federalists papers, president Jeffersons papers, Madison’s writings, Franklins papers and many more that explains how America was to work.

    • coda alexander mars

      Liberals are national traitors and should be treated as such.

      • Michael Marshall

        You’re quick to throw around the label “liberal” folks… I’m registered as a Democrat but trust me, there are things I hate about my party. Knock off the b.s. where you dismiss half of the nation and simply try to work out the problems without the name-calling. I’ve already put my party on notice that if the b.s. tactics of going after my 2nd amendment rights continues, I’ll be voting for their competition so no, not all of us so-called liberals are nearly as bad as YOU seem to think, [expletive deleted].

        • rb

          Republican or Democrat a fascist is a fascist. This is what everyone needs to get a grip on.

          • Amfer Ferg

            Exactly – and they exist in both parties. Know who they are and VOTE them out.

          • vicki

            If you have not already seen this video you may enjoy its message. It describes the false left vs right paradigm and the paradigm that actually matters. It is only about 10 min long and well worth the time.


        • Nadzieja Batki

          No one is forcing you to be a Democrat, so that means you want to be one and are staying a Democrat. We are not name calling but describing your Democrat Party’s character traits and you are offended by this.

          • Motov

            There is a very good reason why the Party has an a$$ for a mascot,

        • Cookiepress

          When I lived in NY I had to register for a party or was not permitted to vote in a primary. I now live in SC and do not have to. I can vote in either Democrat or Republican primary. All states should be like this.


          Both parties have betrayed us & sold us down the river, both stink, but to me the DEMs have shifted so far left that they stink far, far more & there is no chance, ZIPPO of this nation being turned around under their leadership, at least with GOP there are a few like Cruz & Paul & Lee, there is no chance of DEMs cutting Big Govt. & spending…Mr. Marshall, it is far more than the 2nd amendment you should be concerned about…the DEMs are the sole party responsible for the culture of death highlighted by abortion, culture of perversion highlighted by the legitimization of homosexuality & transgenderism, the death of God in the Public Square & the public schools, after all at their 2012 Convention they wanted NO mention of God at all, they are proponents of the death of the stable family unit & the belittling of motherhood…The DEMs at this point are virtually all the radicalized Sons & Daughters of Saul Alinsky, and they get cover by media , so do not have to be,., accountable, or engage in true discourse, they can lie, cheat & distort & get away with it, so the rule of law & the Constitution mean nothing, as highlighted by Obama’s litany of illegal ex. orders & changing O-care illegally with Congressional approval. To me, to be a DEM right now, is a sign of ignorance & being brainwashed to the point of not being able to think for yourself, to be an atheistic humanist, or one of the sheeple!

          • FreedomTrainUSA

            We really have only ONE Political party…with 2 factions…They all pretend they are against one another for SHOW TO THE AMERICAN PEOPLE….But what they do is the same thing..with the same DISASTEROUS RESULTS..

          • Motov

            Definition of insanity, doing the same things over and over and expecting different results

          • FreedomTrainUSA

            The definition of Insanity explains what the so called Political Party…The POLITICIANS PARTY….And the Federal Government do…everyday….The Best way for the people to get rid of the Establishment RINOS from totally controlling the election in 2016…If the Little Boy Dictator doesn’t try to abolish elections…is for the People to get strongly behind one of the True Conservative Candidates Early in the Primaries and take the ELETIST RINOS OUT OF THE PICTURE…

          • Bill

            Well said, White

        • Pumpkin Puss

          The whole idea of parties is detrimental to the Republic…Jesse Ventura has highlighted this & was no part of early part of politics…I mean is there ONE Democrat who is Pro-Life?

          • Bill

            Go, Jesse Ventura
            Good comment, Pumpkin

        • Don 2

          I hope that you are not so naïve as to think that the Democrat party will ever stop going after your Second Amendment rights? All you have to do is look around at any city or state under Democrat control, and the loss of 2nd. Amendment rights… isn’t exactly rocket science.

        • Bill

          For someone who says you are against name calling, you seem to call a lot of names

        • vicki

          Liberal is not another word for Democrat.

    • Nadzieja Batki

      The opposite is true, the documents have had very very careful reading and studying. How else do the Dems/Progs/Leftists know where they can chip away at the Foundation.
      The nation and our documents have shown the Dems/Progs/Leftists where there are breaches and weaknesses in the foundation.

      • FreedomTrainUSA

        They have read only the parts that benefit them…

    • FreedomFighter

      Common Core = Communist Core instruction.
      Laus Deo
      Semper FI

    • TheOriginalDaveH

      No, the best Government would have remained at local levels, like the Anti-Federalists wanted:

  • oldhill

    While this is true, we ceased being a country when NAFTA was passed. and become part of the North American Union when GAT was passed. When you control the economy, you control the people.

    • dan

      well,it’s not like countries have a great record of keeping treaties…for long. Make a treaty, break a treaty,renegotiate a new treaty.
      (…and that’s how the West was won)
      I mean…what are they gonna do…invade and take us over….hmmm


      Obama IS GAT, or, the Great American Traitor!

  • jeff BROWN

    The Bill of rights are human rights; God given, to every person. These rights are enjoyed by those which extend the same rights to all others, and also deem that all men are created equal. Those that seek to suppress these rights are attempting to create an inequality among people: “I’m better than you; you can’t speak against me.” If these cretains can silence the masses, they can carry out their up-to-no-goodness against the masses, with protection. If Muslims can manage to stop people from speaking against their “religion”, they can at the same time in the eyes of the law continue to rape, rob, murder and extort the masses, and reduce them to servitude. The 2nd Amendment is to defend the first and the 2nd, and the rest. These are human rights. Being human is not out dated, nor are human rights, nor is Gods word, nor is the institution of marriage, nor is equality among men. These things are eternal. Those attempting to destroy the Constitution will go down awfully hard.

  • Don 2

    Barack Obama and his Communist Czars like Cass Sunstein consider the “Bill of Rights” as negative rights (what the government can’t do), and advocate for a “Second Bill of Rights” which spells out what the government can do (to you), and is absent God given or natural rights.

    What the government giveth – the government can taketh away.

    • Michael Marshall

      Sorry, you lost me at “Barack Obama and his Communist Czars.” There is MUCH that I am irritated with Barack Obama and my party over but the [expletive deleted] partisan politics and mindless following of the GOP by its members (without questioning THEIR motives) needs to stop if we, as a nation are to endure all of the terrible politicking going on in Washington these recent years (and I’m talking long before the current resident took office in the White House). Remember, 9-11 and the tactics that were implemented to infringe upon our individual civil liberties (all in the name of fighting terrorism) BEGAN with George W. Bush.

      • Nadzieja Batki

        So in effect you are saying that we should all get along. But who gets to decide on what we should get along on? Whose ideology will we be following?
        And for no reason at all you had to trot out the shopworn GWB, and by past utterances of the Dems/Progs/Leftists this is par for the course. So you want all to follow the ideology of the Dems/Progs/Leftists.

        • Jonathan Lynch

          I think she is forgetting the important part…that Democrats are demolishing our country. Look at Detroit, run by a Democrat. Needs bailed out AGAIN. What, 300 million wasn’t enough ? They have a 18 million dollar debt as a party, where as Republican have a 12 million dollar surplus. That’s not by accident ! Republicans want to have America prosper by Capitalism, not squandered by Socialism !

          • Jonathan Lynch

            Sorry ! Not her…but him.

          • Michael Marshall

            I had an issue with the bailout of Detroit the FIRST time around, Jonathan. You [falsely] believe that I stand behind all of the actions and/or agendas that you believe the Democrats stand for. I don’t. What I get tired of, however is the constant b.s. partisan politics from BOTH sides of the aisle. Try thinking for yourself for a change instead of just drinking the koolaid that the GOP would serve with abandon. I certainly don’t buy half of the [expletive deleted] the leaders of my own party try to sell me.

          • TheOriginalDaveH

            Republicans work for most of the same elite. They are just smarter and more subtle about their push for control than are the Democrats.

      • Snoopy Sanchez

        Hey, Buddy…WAKE UP!! Obummer is doing everything Bush did in “war on terror” yet it is more intensified, accelerated, etc..His of drones are War Crimes for sure (43 by bush in 8 years, over 500 by OBOZO in less than 5 years), illegally changing the definition of an enemy combatant to “any adult male in targeted area”, whether there is any evidence they are engaged in terrorist activity or not, so now they can bomb more open areas like bazaars, coffee houses, near schools, etc..thus killing many more innocents than under Bush..the use of the repulsive “Double Tap”, sending in a 2nd drone shortly after the first while the rescue workers are trying to save lives..If he was GOP prez doing the same thing with his KILL LIST, the media & the DEMs would be screaming for his head on a platter & for him to be dragged into the ICC for prosecution!!

        Extending & solidifying the NDAA & all its illegal provisions…so it is time that you are more than “irritated” by Obama & see him for the war monger & tyrant he is!!

        • TheOriginalDaveH

          And anybody, who thinks those same killers will not be unleashed in our own country some day, is smoking some mighty powerful stuff.

      • Don 2
      • Bill

        You should be ashamed to have supported Obama and his merry Marxists

        • Michael Marshall

          Bugger off, Bill. The Republicans are just as bad. Are you proud of the Patriot Act, where our right to privacy is challenged at every turn? (Remember, that was your asshat of a president who started THAT crap.) I’ve tried to be somewhat polite here and have admitted that I’ve some real issues with my party. Even so, dickheads like yourself pick up your “party banners”, giving NO thought to whether or not your own so-called leaders are telling you the truth or just blowing smoke up your ass – and go on the attack. So, in light of the response, yes, you get a “bugger off a$$wipe.”

          • Bill

            You don’t even know what party I support. You are making an emotional assumption without any facts. You do realize that your guy that you admitted voting for is a Marxist bent on destroying this country.
            So, resort to more emotional name calling instead of looking at the facts

          • TheOriginalDaveH

            You bugger off, bat guana.

      • Bill

        So you are saying it is all Bush’s fault. Where have we heard that one before

      • TheOriginalDaveH

        Who cares who it began with? We can only deal with those who are in office currently.

  • jennifer wilson

    The little girl should have “amended” the Bill of Rights to get rid of that pesky 2nd Amendment that can be interpreted so many ways and replace it with a new 2nd Amendment that specifically spells out that individual citizens have the right to be armed, to conceal-carry, etc., so clearly that even the most rabid anti-gun zealot would have to concede that it means citizens have the inalienable God-given right to self-defense against all who would usurp liberty and property, whether it be muggers, burglars, rapists, or the government.

    • Lumpy LardAss

      From your lips to God’s ears, alas, if anything it would go the other way & completely squash it!
      As long as the LOONY TUNES LIBS do not take on the gangs & their illegal guns, as they commit over 3/4 of all gun violence, there will continue to be justification for them to take away ALL legal guns, that is why they do not go after the gangs, for if they did, the drop in gun violence & deaths would incredible. Oh, those DEMs are so caring & compassionate!


        Declare OPEN SEASON on ANY gang activity, and when the PEOPLE act in response to such gang activity, and CRUSH THEM, then we will all benefit!
        Police are OUR paid servants, and they do NOT have the authority or power to act in outward defiance of CIVIL AUHORITY, and when they do, they MUST be taken down!
        the people MUST STOP cowering to OUR employees, and force these people to do the jobs WE HIRED THEM to do, WE are THEIR boss, they are NEVER OURS to command and rule!

    • Bill

      Good comment, Jennifer

    • Briylaln

      She would have gotten an “F” for the assignment and probably taken to the principals office and maybe even been required to see a shrink due to hostile tendencies.

      • TheOriginalDaveH

        So true.


      I ignore any law that denies MY rights, while preserving a NAZI POLICE power to carry a gun, when I am told I can’t…NOPE, I WILL and DO CARRY because I CAN!!

  • Guest

    Some more indoctrination to enable the liberal democrats for future generations, however if you look at what is happening there will be no future anyway. Just debt, slavery, and misery…… What a future and what a country we seem to be becoming


      The Genie has been out of bottle for a long time…sooner or later, the Bill of Rights will include those special rights for homos, transvestites & those who really “love” animals!!

    • Motov

      All the more reason why we need a new amendment added to the Constitution, Term limits set to just 12 years for Congress.
      2 terms for Senate, or 1 term Senate and 3 terms House, or 6 terms House,… After that they are to return to private life.
      They cannot collect from a special tax funded retirement package they voted for themselves, instead they must use the same Social Security system they make the rest of us to use. (They can do like everyone else with a 401 (K) plan with the same rules we all use)
      Take “their” special fund, and put it into the SS fund.
      And add no one is above, or exempt from any bill that is passed by congress and signed to law by the POTUS. If they are arrested, and convicted of a felony, They are to be treated like any other common felon. No “Holiday Inn” type jail with golf courses. They get sent to bare metal/concrete facilities like every other convict.

  • Motov

    I hope many parents tell their kids to read “Animal Farm” then write a report about how the teachers are behaving like the pigs.

    • Bill

      Good idea, Motov

  • securityman

    all I know is that my guns are loaded and they will stay that way. when this country goes down, where obummer is pushing it to right now,the only chance we will have is to rise and fight……….


      I shall NEVER surrender to anybody that assumes WE are the enemy, and if ‘they’ come, I hope they are as willing to die trying to force me to comply with CRIMINAL LAWS, as I WILL be to take the life of a criminal in JUST COMBAT!

  • s2r

    And now it begins………………

  • s2r

    also, look at the title…. “Assignment OVER the Bill Of Rights”……..?? REALLY?

    • FreedomTrainUSA

      The only assignment concerning the Bill of Rights and the Constitution…SHOULD BE STUDY IT AND TO LEARN WHAT IT MEANS…

      • TheOriginalDaveH

        My daughter came home from school 15 years ago with the news that her Political Science teacher was telling the students that the 2nd Amendment was created at a time when guns were necessary, but that it no longer applies.
        He also taught the kids that the 4th Amendment only applied to locked trunks in a car, and that the police may legally search the rest of the car any time they want.

        • FreedomTrainUSA

          This is certainly the revisionism that started back in the 1960’s in the Universities…and by the 70’s had spread K-12….The Colleges are teaching….INDOCTINATING…Students with all of this LIBERAL REVISIONISM…So that is the only thing that they know…

  • Bill

    It is time that all of the teachers, administrators and school board members that allowed this to happen be fired, with no compensation.
    Our bill of rights was drafted by intelligent men, not school children

  • Intelligent American inGA.

    Does ANYONE realize what’s happening? Surely, children cannot amend the Constitution, but they can be mentally indoctrinated by a Federal government that intends to eradicate our personal liberties at all cost! Please repeal ALL legislation for this ‘Common Core’ type of education in your State! We can teach our kids AT HOME better than have them believe the lies like Hitler did with Germany in WW2!! Arkansas and other states who adopt this idea will find out soon enough how their kids will be affected!! DO NOT let happen in our State,Please! (Georgia)

    • FreedomTrainUSA

      COMMON CORE IS THE WORK of Marxist Communists…

      • TheOriginalDaveH

        Hence the use of the word “Common”. Maybe subtle, but that’s how the Collectivists work. Like when they put an image of an assault rifle on the screen when the news is reporting a shotgunning. The Propagandists are well-versed in their techniques.

        • FreedomTrainUSA

          This process started in the schools at the end of the 1960’s…The Leaders of the Vietnam War Protesters were really Communists that uses the war as a diversion for their real agenda…The Universities at the time had a lot the young professors that time along with all the Radical Leftist groups…and this is when they begin the process that we see today…The new teachers at that time that came out into the K-!2 schools were indoctrinated in this and started the process in K-12…I was teacher who came out in the late 60’s from college…but because I had a degree in a technical field…I did not get that Indoctrination…so I could see the process starting as it went thru the 70’s and into the early 80’s when I left teaching to start my own business…My wife saw the continuation of this as she did not leave teaching until nearly 2000…and the INDOCTRINATION HAS GOTTEN MUCH WORSE SINCE THEN…
          The two most important things that must happen to change this…ONE…We must regain control of the Public Indoctrination Centers and change them back to schools that teach critical thinking skill…SECOND…WE must get control of the Media Message..

          • TheOriginalDaveH

            I agree.

  • Jan Cox Estes

    This is so out of text. Why change it. it will wind up like obamacare if you start messing with it. what has happened to Americans word in anything. do we not count anymore?

  • Buzzer7

    These rotten Communist Bastards!


    this country is swirling the drain,and the progressives are reaching for the handle to flush it!

  • Alan

    Public schools evidently don’t teach anything worthwhile anymore. they are nothing more than Nazi indoctrination camps. As for ebonics – a totally stupid waste of a students time.

  • CitizenVet

    Wow, make mountains out of non-existent molehills much? Normally I am with you guys 8-9/10 times, but you really need to remove the tin foil hat on this one. I thought this was a pretty good idea for an assignment that would accomplish a couple valuable things: force these 4th graders to familiarize themselves with the Bill of Rights (something they have likely not come into contact with yet in school), and start to learn and practice critical thinking (something that seems not to be taught in school anymore). Before any of you morons start jumping up and down accusing me of being naive or some pinko leftist commie, let me head you off by saying I am a constitutional lawyer, an infantry veteran, and a big supporter of the 2d Amendment. However, I also practice critical thinking. Did any of the parents or commentators here think that, as far as pruning goes, that it may include “pruning” the (what many of us regard as superfluous) words “A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State” from the 2d Am. and thereby removing the controversy over whether it applies to individuals, or not? Duh! Geez, think before you comment and start throwing around terms like “Nazis” and “Communists” and “indoctrination.” Gee, maybe get involved in your kids education and get to know and work with your kids’ teachers instead of just condemning them because Rush or Sean or anyone else who wants to create a false controversy for ratings tells you to.

    • Mitchell Cole

      What crap you just shared. My kids are not being raised by the government. They will not be raised to believe that the Bill of Rights can be changed or modified. Let me tell you how dumb your comment just sounded. So you support changing words huh? That is as stupid as your comment that that you are a 2nd amendment supporter. Right now I am furious that a veteran would support the modification of the Constitution he was sworn to uphold. DISGRACEFUL!

      • CitizenVet

        Please calm down and see my responses above. As for the belief that the Bill of Rights cannot be modified, have you ever heard of the 11th through the 27th Amendments? Those are all modifications to the Bill of Rights and they are called amendments and have to go through a very arduous process, and the amendment attempts frequently fail. However, some that have succeeded are the ones that granted women, all races, and 18 year olds the right to vote, prohibited slavery, binding the states to respect our rights guaranteed within the Constitution, and prohibiting a current Congress from raising their pay. Please think about what I said above before getting yourself upset.

        • TheOriginalDaveH

          Please calm down? This coming from a guy who called those who might confront him — Morons — before they’ve even had a chance to speak?

          • CitizenVet

            No, it wasn’t to anyone who would confront me, it was specifically only to those who would “start jumping up and down accusing me of being naive or some pinko leftist commie.” If you are not one who did that, then it doesn’t apply to you, does it? Reading comprehension. As to your point above that “There is nothing in the second amendment that says anything about where the arms can be borne”, I absolutely agree. But let me raise two points. First, despite what you and I believe that text means, obviously other branches of government have interpreted that differently. That is why I complained that Scalia’s opinion in Heller didn’t go far enough (and also why I take it with a grain of salt whenever he refers to himself as an “originalist” or a “strict constructionist.” If he were truly that then, despite the fact that he has been pretty good on the 4th Am. generally, he would also come out in opinion that nowhere does the 4th Am. give warrant exceptions for “exigent circumstances” or anything else.). Second, the court’s have consistently held that no right is absolute. The classic example being that you can’t yell, “Fire!” in a crowded theater when there isn’t one. Or, the fact that defamation is also not protected by the 1st Am. My comment on this story was that I thought the exercise was a good one because it (hopefully) got the kids to (a) familiarize themselves with the Bill of Rights, and (b) to think critically in general and about the exercise (i.e., the requirement for persuasive and engaging arguments). If you or anyone else can’t see that- and that I am absolutely NOT advocating the further erosion of our constitutional rights- then this exercise of back and forth between us is pointless. But to turn this into a constitutional argument where, in essence, you and I don’t disagree, is just picking fly poop out of pepper.

    • FreedomTrainUSA


      • CitizenVet

        Read my response above. I agree with you that these documents were never intended to be changed because of political whim, I no longer buy into the whole right/left-Dem/Rep labeling BS. Both sides/parties/whatever have been eroding our rights for a long time and those labels merely serve to divide us and distract us enough to let it keep happening and preserve the status quo. It’s time for everyone to wake up.

        • TheOriginalDaveH

          You first.

    • Don 2

      You’re a Constitutional lawyer and you’re confused over whether the Second Amendment applies to individuals?

      Ever hear of D.C. v. Heller?

      Holding and Rule(Scalia) – The Second Amendment protects an individual right to possess a firearm unconnected with service in a militia, and to use that arm for traditionally lawful purposes, such as self-defense within the home.

      And you call “us” morons?

      • CitizenVet

        No, I absolutely agree with you, although I don’t think Heller went far enough. However, I also recognize that prior to Heller that debate raged, and there are those who still debate it even after Heller. Personally, I think that Heller did not go far enough because I think that much that Scalia put into his dicta should have been put into the actual holding. Because he didn’t, in the future we will still have to contend with debates over this mickey mouse legislative eroding of the right due to cases like Prince that still stand. Specifically you refer to the right to bear arms for self-defense in the home, and that’s exactly the point I make as to Scalia’s dicta. He pondered on that right in fact being inalienable even to those previously convicted of felonies (which I agree with), but that was only in his dicta and not in the holding. Therefore the door was still left open to legislative limitations on the right, rather than making state or federal governments go through the very arduous process of a constitutional amendment to “infringe” on the right. Before responding with a knee-jerk reaction I wish people would read and think about what I said and realize we’re on the same side. As to this story, I’m just glad that the kids are being introduced to the Bill of Rights at all. If you look at the assignment there is nothing in there that says this “task force” would get to change the Bill of Rights alone. If people understood the amendment process, they would understand that, in essence, this exercise would merely be the first step in the amendment process within a constitutional convention before anything could be sent out to states for ratification or not. And I, for one, applaud introducing the kids to what their (rapidly disappearing) rights are and how the process works so that- hopefully- they will grow up to be staunch defenders of our rights.

        • TheOriginalDaveH

          Vet says — “Specifically you refer to the right to bear arms for self-defense in the home”.
          There is nothing in the second amendment that says anything about where the arms can be borne. If even adults can be convinced to believe that, then how do the children have the remotest of chances to grow up understanding our rights, when they are being propagandized by people with authority?

          • CitizenVet

            You don’t seem to have very much faith in your kids.

          • TheOriginalDaveH

            Non Sequitur.
            Kids worship their teachers generally, and it’s a rare kid who would dare to question what their teachers tell them is truth.
            For instance, the vast majority of grown-ups still believe what their teachers taught them as children — That Abe Lincoln was Honest. In fact, he was an ex-railroad lawyer who was barely elected in a 3 candidate race. And he arrested thousands of people for the crime of criticizing his Government. And he pushed the South into an unnecessary war which cost the lives of 650,000 people, and ravaged the economy of the South which took 5-10 years to recover from.


          The United States Constitution DENIES the federal government from making decisions on who can and can not exercise their rights, this was made clear with the end comment: ‘Shall NOT be infringed’. This single phrase DEMANDS it be obeyed as a law it actually is.
          Our rights have NEVER been the choice of employees WE elect, and regardless of any servitude or crime, there is not a single word in this one amendment that grants such power to ANY branch of ANY government!
          The RIGHT to keep and bear arms SHALL NOT be infringed, is pretty clear to me!
          It MEANS exactly THAT….SHALL NOT!
          Permission and permits can NOT be a requirement to exercise ANY right WE THE PEOPLE retain, and government is NOT in power to make this decision on their own, and without OUR permission or input.

    • TheOriginalDaveH

      Did you not get the part that they weren’t being taught what the Amendments meant?
      There are other ways to develop critical thinking skills without our children being brainwashed to think that the Bill of Rights need to be changed.

      Vet says — “Before any of you morons start jumping up and down”.
      Wow, I think that’s a first — Being the subject of an ad hominem attack before I have even commented.
      You’re a lawyer, Vet? It figures. Either you are not too bright, or you are complicit in the attempts to brainwash our children.

      • Don 2

        Dave, if he’s a Constitutional lawyer, then you can be the Pope.

        • TheOriginalDaveH

          Benedicat vos filius meus.

    • MWilliams

      Don’t you hate liberals…..this is nonsense. Reading, Writing, Arithmetic…and good old Social Studies, the Bill of Rights, of the way it was, and how our forefathers instituted our government. Yes get the children educated…but please not under the dictates of our government nor the liberal teachers. There is a place for them all. But the place for this nation, our kids, our parents….and the rest…..stay on the “RIGHT”.

      Do the right…. And I do agree…..we need to stop labeling and start working with the teachers……they are not all correct. Whose to say? One needs to get involved with the education of your own children. And keep your nose in your own business. Too many what if, do this, do that…it’s because of this or that. Do we really know?…. I’ve not read anything yet that’s close to home…. too far right, and too far left….there is a middle ground…..the silent majority will survive…and will reign once it’s all over!

      • CitizenVet

        Boy I sure hope so.

  • Michael Shreve

    COMMUNIST CORE is merely the federal government’s OFFICIAL indoctrination program. Too many of US still believe in the Bill of Rights. Tyranny REQUIRES that “rights” be GRANTED by the government.

  • FreedomTrainUSA

    This is the WORK of Marxist Communists…

  • 57girl

    Let’s throw out the 16th Amendment .. relative to income tax and the IRS and add the proposed 28th Amendment … Congress shall make no law that it, itself is not subject to obey … I almost wish I lived in Arkansas and had a kid in school, so I could help him/her with their homework. This is one assignment, I’d throw right back in their face.

  • SickOfGovtBS

    get rid of? 16 – it was never properly ratified anyway..

    Add? congress has to obey all the shat they churn out for us peons to obey, delete citizens united supreme court feck-up, and, while we’re at it, term limits for congress. Oh, lets throw in that anyone convicted of a crime nastier than a traffic violation can’t run for or hold public office!

    Oh yes – PLEASE, if you’re summoned for jury duty, read up on “jury nullification”.

  • anAmericanByChoice

    Must rid this country of all enemies, foreign AND DOMESTIC!

  • pnwdave

    Common Core is another of the “progressives” plans to influence the minds of the next generations. When is the best time to program someone’s to have them think the way they are told? When they are young!
    And since they never seem to learn or use critical thinking skills anymore, without a good batch of propoganda beforehand, they will effectively create a nice little class of drones for the future.
    I think we need to become more involved in what is being taught to our children if we have any hope of getting back the America we know and love. It is certainly not the socialist workers paradise that is being programmed in today.

  • Michael Marshall

    I’ve criticized some within my own party (D) and the majority around here drool and drizzle all over themselves. Yet, God forbid one should criticize a member of the GOP. I’m out of here folks. Keep wanking one another off and drinking the Kool-Aid of John Boehnor and co.; keep burying your heads in the sand and lastly, keep judging others for having a different perspective on life and somewhat LESS judgmental and more forgiving attitudes. That will take your party far in the next election. If anything, you’ve given me great pause to even consider voting for a Republican in the next presidential election (even in lieu of what many of the dumbasses in my own party are doing as regards gun control).

  • Steve

    I can understand an assignment to analyze the Bill of Rights and critically revise it, but only AFTER extensive education on the reasoning and history of how it came to be in the first place. Progressives approach government like they do all politics…with no historical or critical education process. Hence many of the opinions of the Hollywood left on politics. To ask kids to look at a document with no background or critical information is as stupid as many of the sports’ figures opinions on the political parties.

  • Gues T

    Rabid are you?