Posted By RichC on November 2, 2014
Who would have thought that as a Reagan conservative I would be referencing the the 1970 Graham Nash song and lyrics as a warning to “teach your children well” (or children to teach parents, as the song goes) when it comes to the U.S. Constitution and the Bill of Rights (do you remember when Walter Mondale used the song when campaigning against Reagan in 1984?).
|Teach Your Children – Déjà vu | 1970|
The Second Amendment (Amendment II) to the United States Constitution protects the right of individuals to keep and bear arms. The Supreme Court of the United States has ruled that the right vests in individuals, not merely collective militias … [link]
Whether the pre-book is written this way out of ideology or personal interpretation, it needs to be stopped. So if you’re teaching as an educator, a parent or an American citizen, don’t re-word the founders to favor “your” interpretation – teach the Constitution as it was written,or at least reference the U.S. Supreme Courts ruling if you must clarify.