RIP OUT THE PAGES
by Jen Shroder
Many politicians and
government employees have come to realize that the 7th
grade textbook, “Across the Centuries,” and
other Houghton Mifflin books are not fit for our children because of
bias and propaganda. Right now our
precious children continue to learn lies and indoctrination of
religions abhorrent to many faiths and scorning
of Christ. What is California to do?
Let’s be honest. Our options are limited.
California is in the midst of a financial crisis on the state level.
Local school districts are facing severe cutbacks and cannot afford to
replace these books. Fox news reported these textbooks have a
shelf life of five years and we're stuck with them. Every day that passes with these textbooks is a
day of shame and regret. What is California to do?
Solution: Rip out the offensive pages.
(a sudden hush, a pause)... GASP. WHAT? Deface
school property? Take a $60+ book and RIP out PAGES??? This smacks
of book burning! How could anyone even THINK of such an idea? How
obscene! How disrespectful! How humiliating!
Yes, it’s humiliating. Every day the pages of
that textbook are turned is a day of humiliation to the State of
California and to America. That we cared so little about our precious
children and if what we teach is truthful, that we scarcely scanned the social
studies textbook before approving and funding them. That an honorable
profession of "historian" has been reduced to propaganda and special
interest group agendas attempting to brain wash the minds of young
children. The approval of this textbook and many like it are a
disgrace to education and society.
What is more important: the minds of our
children or the pomposity of the esteemed historians that wrote such
tainted historical “facts”? What is more important: a book
laced with half-truths and lies or our children and the truths we
should teach them?
Because we can ill-afford to
replace these expensive textbooks, we can and must salvage what is
acceptable in these textbooks and continue to use them until we are
able to replace them. The only way to salvage them is to rip out some
pages. Some pages have only a few sentences that are grievous.
Simply take a black ink marker and line out a sentence or two.
For what is more important; the book and it’s propaganda or the
children and true historical facts?
message would we be sending our children if we asked them to open
their textbooks and rip out specific pages? In my opinion, an
extremely positive one. That the CHILDREN are more important
than the pomposity of false pride in public education.
That the TRUTH is more important than saving face. That our
children’s minds are far more important than an attempt to cover up
our mistake. We need to confess that we are not perfect, that a
mistake has been made, and take the steps to protect our children.
Truth is more important than pride. Children are more important
than books. Honor and righteousness are more important than
political correctness and liberal agendas.
(yes, I said RIGHTEOUSNESS, this is not a profane
Will children be able to trust what we teach them
in schools if we rip out pages and own up to a mistake? YES. Because
we should tell them as they rip out the pages, that they, the children are
important, and what we teach them is more important than denial of a
If we found poison in the cafeteria, would we
continue to feed it to our children and hope the next batch will be
better? No! Would we throw out everything if we knew that only the
apples were poisonous? No! Would we stop feeding them at all? No! We
would dispose of what is poisonous and take extra precaution to
carefully examine everything to be sure nothing else was contaminated.
Every time a child opens up their history book of
missing pages, they would be reminded that historical truth is
important, that people do make mistakes, but we take the
responsibility and the steps to fix it. That
California cares to teach them the best, a history that is honorable,
unbiased and true.
Who would determine what pages to rip out? Form
a committee. We have multiple task forces from
Governor Davis to
promote homosexuality, why can’t we have a committee to re-examine
what is appropriate in the textbook? It obviously NEEDS A REVIEW.
I urge all politicians and
educational personnel to consider that for now, as we wait until we
can provide new textbooks, (dare I say it again?) RIP OUT the pages
that are so completely reprehensible to everything America stands for.
Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness are not found in forcing
our sons and daughters to participate in foreign religious beliefs,
repeat atheist statements as fact and twist the very fabric of
Whose afraid of a big bad
Read the outrageous
Court ruling by Judge Phyllis Hamilton [a Clinton appointee] authorizing
public schools to REQUIRE students to get on their hands and knees and pray
to Allah by memory along with any other practices of faith "in
demonstration." This ruling was upheld by the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals
and the US Supreme Court refused to hear it, thus allowing it as setting
precedent, a tool used to uphold the decision in other states.
my opinion, this reduces our children to slaves, for only slaves are
reduced to "not believe" as they are forced to take the position and
pray to foreign gods. - Jen Shroder 11/27/2010
"Corruption in our children's
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