The ultimate political correctness: a warning is given to those about to read the US Constitution. Could it injure our mental health?
22/06/2010

 ALAN writes: One of the ways our societies have been destroyed is by removing the idea that anything is "right" or "wrong." To say that something is worthier or more correct than anything else is to be "judgemental," which is taboo. But to print a warning to those wanting to read the US Constitution is the ultimate idiocy and shows how we have moved into the Age of Unreason. 

In my 21 years as a newspaper editor I tried to be as politically incorrect as possible, which was increasingly difficult in a media world dominated by large, mostly left-wing media organisations. That's why we must protect the freedom of the web, one of the last places where free speech is possible. Of course, when I speak I tell as much of the truth as is legally possible, but darkness is falling when no man will be able to tell the whole truth - especially about subjects like the sin of homosexuality.

This comment is from Bobby Eberle of GOPUSA, who supply some of the news and comment for our top ticker.

Warning! You are about to read the U.S. Constitution

Everyone knows that political correctness has gone too far. Prepare a lesson for a class of 20, and if one student is offended, the lesson is canceled for the other 19. Construct a manger scene in public, and face "outrage" from the governing elite. The list goes on and on. But now, a publishing company has taken the absurd a step further by putting a warning label on their publications of historical documents such as the Constitution and Declaration of Independence. Is reading the Constitution now hazardous to our health?

As noted in a story on FoxNews.com, "Wilder Publications warns readers of its reprints of the Constitution, the Declaration of Independence, Common Sense, the Articles of Confederation, and the Federalist Papers, among others, that 'This book is a product of its time and does not reflect the same values as it would if it were written today.'" Check out the disclaimer below

That disclaimer was taken from Wilder's copy of "The Constitution, The Declaration of Independence, and The Articles of Confederation." The question to ask is why is this disclaimer even needed? Is the company so afraid of offending someone with the Constitution that it has to put up a warning?

One Amazon.com reviewer hit the nail on the head by writing:

Really we need to have a disclaimer on our historic documents? The constitution is more important now than any other time in our nations history. I will check every book I purchase and ensure it is not published by Wilder Publications until they stop printing the constitution with a disclaimer.

I agree. These documents form the basis of our country. The Constitution, AS WRITTEN, is the law of the land. (Or at least it should be.)

Political correctness is out of control, and this example should really drive that point home. How about getting back to actually teaching American history and getting kids to thoroughly understand the Constitution? We'd all be in a much better place if we did



Read more: http://www.gopusa.com/theloft/2010/06/warning-you-are-about-to-read-the-us-constitution.php#ixzz0rYqbGWWi

 
 
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