According to reports, the Tea Party recently presented legislators in Memphis, Tennessee with five political priorities that need to be immediately remedied. One of which was education. The ‘kicker’ is that the party is proposing to systematically remove slavery and all minority presence from the textbooks for students.
“No portrayal of minority experience in the history which actually occurred shall obscure the experience or contributions of the Founding Fathers, or the majority of citizens, including those who reached positions of leadership.”
Fayette County attorney Hal Rounds, the group’s lead spokesman during the news conference, said the group wants to address “an awful lot of made-up criticism about, for instance, the founders intruding on the Indians or having slaves or being hypocrites in one way or another.
“The thing we need to focus on about the founders is that, given the social structure of their time, they were revolutionaries who brought liberty into a world where it hadn’t existed, to everybody — not all equally instantly — and it was their progress that we need to look at,”
said Rounds, whose website identifies him as a Vietnam War veteran of the Air Force and FedEx retiree who became a lawyer in 1995.
The party proposes to mandate that all curriculum be modified to exclude any and all contributions made by anyone of color to ensure that the “forefathers” are painted in a more favorable light.
These fools are trippin’. Even more importantly, we have ALL got to keep a close eye on this nonsense. Just because brown and black folks aren’t as active nor as interested in politics as these assanine individuals-senseless legislation can get passed simply because we count ourselves out of the process by not being actively present.