Thursday, May 13, 2010

Warning: The Constitution is bad for children

Wilder Publications warns:

This book is a product of its time and does not reflect the same values as it would if it were written today. Parents might wish to discuss with their children how views on race, gender, sexuality, ethnicity, and interpersonal relations have changed since this book was written before allowing them to read this classic work.

The Volokh Conspiracy explains:

The book involved? A reprint of The Constitution, the Declaration of Independence, and the Articles of Confederation. The language is apparently boilerplate from the publisher, and appears on (among other things) The Wind in the Willows, The Federalist Papers, Nietzsche’s Beyond Good and Evil (good idea, there, especially as to “interpersonal relations,” though have views really changed so much since then?), and Marx & Engels’ Manifesto of the Communist Party. Thanks for the pointer to Walter Olson (Cato@Liberty), and to Cory Andrews.

I love this line:

"Mike suggests that school is trying to inoculate our children against 'Reading for Pleasure,' since that has been known to stimulate thinking. *gasp*"
- Kate Collins

Maybe that is the issue with the Constitution, if children read it, then they might ask embarrassing questions about what in the world is our government trying to do.

With homeschooling you can expose your children to dangerous books in the safety of your own home. :-)

(Hat tip: Instapundit)

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1 comment:

Sebastian said...

Here I thought the only danger in our books was that they weren't certified lead free.

New ad campaign. Do something risky. Read.