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Thursday, March 18, 2010
God Bless The Texas State Board of Education! | by EricaThunderpaws
“The benefits of education and of useful knowledge, generally diffused through a community, are essential to the preservation of a free government” - Sam Houston, First President of the Republic of Texas
The great State of Texas has just declared it will no longer allow revisionist history to corrupt its social studies textbooks.
This decision by the Texas State Board of Education will have an impact across the country because Texas buys more textbooks than any other state in the nation. Pragmatically speaking, publishers can't afford to print different versions for other states, so what happens in Texas textbooks, spills over into other states. In the long run this means that America's children will once again learn that capitalism is good. They'll discover that our country was founded on a value system based on religious principles. And they'll be told again about the people who made America into an exceptional country; people like Thomas Edison, Daniel Boone, Neil Armstrong, Ronald Reagan, and others who were given short shrift by textbook authors.
In addition, the SBOE requires that teachings about the Bill of Rights must include a reference to the right to keep and bear arms. And there's more! Our government must be accurately described as a constitutional republic, not a democracy. As for economics, Karl Marx and Kenyesian theories will finally be sent to the back seat, because Milton Friedman's and Friedrich von Hayek's free-market theories must be taught, not ignored.