March 17, 2018

That Modern, Updated Version of the Second Amendment

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I was sent this information via email. It contains information about a study guide for an Advance Placement History Exam in which it appears as though great liberties were taken in the writing and publication of this study guide to alter the text of at least one of the Bill of Rights, i.e The Second Amendment.

I can confirm that this study guide can be purchased on Amazon. I can also confirm that part of what is contained in the email is also found as the write up about the study guide found on Amazon.

This text is designed for a one-semester or one-year United States history course for students preparing to take the AP U.S. History Exam. Teachers can assign the book as the course textbook or as a supplement to a college-level textbook. U.S. History: Preparing for the Advanced Placement Examination presents the history of the United States from pre-Columbian times to the Obama administration. It follows the curriculum put out by the College Board for this course of study.

The quote above is only partial. The remainder can be read by visiting the link provided above.

If you take the time to visit Amazon and scroll down to see how the study guide has been rated and the comments left by consumers, you will discover the guide gets very low ratings and recommendations of NOT to allow students to read this information.

I can also confirm at least some media outlets online are talking about this.

So what’s all the fuss? According to what was provided to me, and a copy of it can be found below, one incident in the study guide provides to students what the Second Amendment in the Bill of Rights says. I do not have a copy of this study guide so I’m a bit reluctant to publish this.

But first, for those who don’t know or can’t exactly remember, the Second Amendment reads:

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.

But, what appears in the study guide is considerably different.

The people have the right to keep and bear arms in a state militia.

And this follows the curriculum of the College Board?

There once was a time when I would have completely blamed political agendas for this. I’m wondering how much of this is actually due to ignorance and ineptitude?

I’d also be curious as to what other travesties are written into this study guide?

So why is this such a tragedy and rewriting the Bible is not?