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Letter: US Constitution Under Attack In SC Schools



Dear Editor,

A history text book for 11th graders in many South Carolina school districts is teaching a censored version of the U.S. Constitution. The book is called “The Americans” and is published by McDougal Littell. It is recommended to districts by the South Carolina Department of Education.

This book contains a highly questionable interpretation of the Second Amendment.

It also leaves out parts of the Third Amendment and shows the two amendments combined together.

“The Second and Third Amendments — grant citizens the right to bear arms as members of a militia of citizen-soldiers and prevent the government from housing troops in private homes in peace time,” page 149 of this book states.

For a refresher I will include the Second and Third Amendments below as they were written by our forefathers (and still in effect today):

Amendment 2:
A well-regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.

Amendment 3:
No soldier shall, in time of peace, be quartered in any house without the consent of the owner, nor in time of war but in a manner to be prescribed by law.

This censorship must not be allowed to continue. If it does then our children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren will soon be taught that the only ones allowed to have guns are the military and law enforcement. We must fight for our children’s freedom now by stopping this socialist teaching of false history aimed at taking away their rights.

I know that this book is being used by Lexington School District One. This must be stopped in South Carolina. To help save our children please contact your legislators.


David Whetsell
Lexington, S.C.


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David … thank you for sharing this information. It’s unbelievable the extent to which government-run schools are attempting to indoctrinate future generations. Kudos to you for exposing it and calling it out for what it is – “false history.”