Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Second Amendment Re-Written; Now Let's Take On the First!

Bryan Preston tells us the tale of how a schoolbook has rewritten the Second Amendment (thanks to Instapundit).
On page 102 of Newman’s [textbook, United States History: Preparing for the Advanced Placement Examination] (page 134 of the PDF version), the author cuts the Second Amendment in half and leaves out several key words.
I propose, therefore, that we rewrite the First Amendment as well:
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof, unless the teachings of said religion interfere with the progressives' agenda for the betterment of society and all its members; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press unless said speeches and articles aim to oppose the liberals' plans for the nation; or the right of leftist activists to assemble, preferably peaceably, and to petition a rightist Government for redress of anything that can be reasonably or otherwise construed as grievances.