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Two dozen tea party activists hosted a news conference yesterday and met with lawmakers to present their demands for the 2011 year. In addition to rejecting the federal health care reform act, they are also pushing to alter the course of education for students in America.

In the material that they distributed during their presentation, the tea partiers stated that, “Neglect and outright ill will have distorted the teaching of the history and character of the United States. We seek to compel the teaching of students in Tennessee the truth regarding the history of our nation and the nature of its government.”

For them, this means teaching students that the “the Constitution created a Republic, not a Democracy.”

Tea partiers want legislators to amend state laws that govern school systems and curricula and to eliminate sections about minorities’ histories in textbook that seek to overshadow the work of the nation’s majority of constituents: “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 believes that history books are not being honest, and wants falsities to be removed such as any examples of   “the founders intruding on the Indians or having slaves or being hypocrites in one way or another.”

Ix-nay the bad news. In with the good.

“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,” Rounds, a former Vietnam War veteran, said.

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  • sloane

    these phony ass hypocritical tea-baggers rode in on their “fiscally conservative, limiting government” trojan horses and once in power did what many expected them to do, which was infect rational policitical discourse and law with their harebrained “social issues”. first on the agenda: attack the gains made racial minorities and lgbts, and snatch away choice from women. it just really pisses me off that this country constantly seems to be on a backslide from progressive and rational thought. this is why other civilized countries have universal healthcare and we don’t.

    if these fools had their way history would be completely whitewashed literally and figuratively. america was built on the BACKS of african americans and on the land of native americans. i mean it’s like really, how dare you?

    • I agree. Minorities made America the powerhouse that it is… especially African-Americans.