Rewriting History

February 11, 2010 at 11:49 (Education, Politics, Society)

I’m not sure how much influence these guys actually have. The tone of the article is worried, but they are not a straight news organization. A lot of opinion is added. If it is even true for a small segment of society it is disturbing and could eventually have ramifications far beyond on particular state or community. It’s a travesty really.

A state board of only 15 people will vote on whether to revise U.S. textbooks to omit references to Daniel Boone, Gen. George Patton, Nathan Hale, Columbus Day and Christmas.

The Texas State Board of Education will also vote on a proposal to substitute the term “American” with “global citizen.”

Mathew Staver, founder and chairman of Liberty Counsel, is warning Americans to speak up before only eight people, with a majority vote, have a chance to literally rewrite American history.

He appeared on the “Huckabee Show” to explain why the board’s vote matters to the rest of America. Staver said Texas and California are the two largest textbook purchasers in the nation.

“Whatever textbooks they select affect the rest of the country because publishers publish those kinds of books, and the rest of the country follows,” he said.

But because of California’s budget crisis, the state hasn’t been able to purchase as many new textbooks, he explained. So the default is Texas.

“So when this 15-member board – eight people of that will make a majority – make a decision, it will affect the entire nation,” Staver said.

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