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Connecticut Teachers Defile Second Amendment

BRISTOL, CT – With Newtown, Connecticut at the epicenter of this nation’s gun control debate, students are now being taught in at least one of the state’s public schools that the Second Amendment does not grant Americans the right to bear arms.

In an interview with Todd Starnes of Fox News, Steve Boibeaux related his dismay at the study material his eight-grade son brought home from Northeast Middle School in Bristol. The study material, entitled “The Second Amendment Today,” was distributed by his son’s social studies teacher.

“I am appalled,” said Boibeaux. “It sounds to me like they are trying to indoctrinate our kids.” He added, “I’m more than a little upset about this. It’s not up to the teacher to determine what the Constitution means. If you want to learn about the Constitution, recite it word for word.”

The study materials, published by Instructional Fair, state:

  • The courts have consistently determined that the Second Amendment does not ensure each individual the right to bear arms.
  • The courts have never found a law regulating the private ownership of weapons unconstitutional.
  • The rights of this amendment are not extended to the individual citizens of the states, so a person has no right to complain about a Second Amendment violation by state laws.
  • The Second Amendment only provides the right of a state to keep an armed National Guard.

Mat Staver, the founder and chairman of the Liberty Counsel, called the lesson propaganda that is “absolutely false.” Staver contends, rather, that “the U.S. Supreme Court has affirmed that the Second Amendment ensures the individual the right to bear arms. The progressive interpretation of the Second Amendment is that it doesn’t give you the right to bear arms – that it’s a corporate right of the government – but that has been rejected by the Courts.”

According to the student, his teacher defended the materials’ interpretation of the Second Amendment with the view promoted by progressives that the Constitution is a “living document.”

The worksheet provided to students champions that idea with the words “the interpretation changes to meet the needs of the times. The judges and courts of each generation provide the interpretation of the document.”

Addressing the view of the Constitution presented in the material, Staver said, “This idea that this school is propagating that the Constitution can simply be changed at the whim of someone – or that the Second Amendment does not protect the individual right to bear arms is absolute propaganda and absolutely false.”

Boibeaux is demanding meetings with the principal as well as the board of education. “I just don’t appreciate this as a parent,” he said. “I expect teachers to teach my kids and tell the truth – not what they think their point of view is.”

Ellen Solek, the superintendent of the school district, said they have now decided to pull the assignment from the classroom. “It is no longer an assignment in that particular school,” she said, noting that it was an “administration decision in the best interest of the district.”

The superintendent declined answering any questions about the content of the lesson, how it became a part of the curriculum, or how many students were assigned the lesson. At this point, the school board has also offered no apology.

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3 comments

  1. It is appalling to see propaganda enter the schools, and everywhere else, in order to indoctrinate the students. We have a hidden cabal dictating their own private agenda contra the interests of the people.
    The U.S. Supreme Court ruled in Heller & McDonald the guaranteed Second Amendment right belongs to the people as individuals as they are members, active or inactive, of their local militia. In the Miller case, the U.S. Supreme Court determined arms necessary for the militia is guaranteed to the people.
    The disconterting part is that some day the justices will rule like this propaganda & say the amendment is saying it is the right of the state to have the Nat’l Guard. That doesn’t make it right.
    It takes eternal viligence to keep these anti-rights perpetrators from creeping in and destroying the people by stealth.
    The Constitution is no more a living document than murder is a crime & can be changed at whim. The plain language of the fundamental law is the supreme law of the land as it is written and needs no one to give meaning other than what the black ink says.
    The supreme law is about actions of civil servants & goes to the behavior that is universal for all time. Modern era doesn’t change man’s behavior as it hasn’t changed in 5,000 yrs.

  2. There is a saying .People only do things because they are allowed to do it. We as citizens allow the schools to continue this propaganda indoctrination of our children.We do not protest the schools .have boycotts and do not stand up to the mentally Ill liberals. I have always said PHD’s do not make great school administrators .They them self come from the socialist taught colleges.
    Its time for all Americans to start to stand up against this indoctrination of our children.The schools can no longer be trusted to properly instruct our children .We must as parents know what going on in our schools and what is being taught and if it is found out that something sinister is going on raise hell to get it fixed and stopped. Remember teacher unions are run by socialist that should be a clue to what is being taught in our schools to our children.We need to end the federal education department and let each state and city plan our Children’s education with parent involvement Not the federal Government

  3. This is a Common Core aligned assignment. There will be plenty more of these to come.

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