Via Digital Journal, an Arkansas mother was surprised to learn her sixth-grade daughter’s first assignment on the Constitution was to work in teams to revise the Bill of Rights, including “pruning” two amendments. Why? The assignment posits that the government of the United States has determined that the Bill of Rights “is outdated and may not remain in its current form any longer.”

For the assignment, the kids are to assume the persona of “experts on the Constitution and the Bill of Rights” in their aim to ensure that “the pursuit of happiness remains guarded in the 21st century.” Hopefully one of the young experts will recognize that the pursuit of happiness is named in the Declaration of Independence, not the Constitution, and there’s a method for amending the Constitution that doesn’t involve a special task force.

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Mother Lela Spears explained to Digital Journal:

[My daughter] was never told how the Bill of Rights is amended; I do not believe that amended was even used in the class language, only “changed.” I read through the handouts she was given (they do not use a book for this class, nor take one home to study from, only handouts that are put in a box for their table to share and place in their binders), around 6 in total, and nothing about how an Amendment is ratified. I believe that, with the wording of the assignment, many children will think that the Bill of Rights is amended and can be changed by a “special” committee instead of an act of Congress.

  • Richard J Sunkle

    And this ladies and gentlemen is why liberals disgust me.

    Nothing but lying manipulative fascists inflicting their brain damage on America’s youth.

    • http://www.artinphoenix.com/gallery/grimm snowleopard (the true one)

      Common Core is nothing more than the progressives and communist agenda to indoctrinate the children into believing in a totalitarian government. If they cannot undermine the Constitution one way, they will by any other means possible.

      • Harlan Hikaru Fox

        I hate to say it, but right or wrong, Leftist Progressives know how to strategize and win.

        Where are the people on our side willing to play dirty and sneaky to undermine the Leftist cause?

        • Laney

          we’re ladies and gentlemen. playing dirty is not really something we do. That has to change, or does it? If we would just stand firm with our beliefs and not constantly compromise perhaps we could bring America back to the country we love. Wonder where the teacher got the idea that the Bill of Rights needed to be “updated”.

          • Harlan Hikaru Fox

            It may be the only way to take the media back.

            And taking back the media is going to be the only way to stop the epidemic of LIVs.

        • guest

          Well, in war, we no longer line up massive groups and find a big field to shoot at each other until one side gives up. Guerrilla warfare changed all that. Maybe it’s time our tactics, as they pertain to our country, change

          • Youschmuck

            home school your children. If we pull out of public education in mass, all that will be left are the children of delinquents with delinquent teachers who will drive each other insane, and we can defund education becuase they get paid by the child. Also, the quality of education will continue to drop, but at least more and more the liberal opposing culture will be more and more ignorant and therefore easy to withstand. Detroitize Public Schools, if you will. Concede and let them have it. Vote with your feet. Free Market supply and demand…Enjoy!

        • Janice Robison

          We ARE the Red Coats….The Republicans are just Democrats in nicer Suits!

        • Acethepug

          Evil prospers while Good Men do nothing. The credo of the Left.
          See, they COUNT on our civility. Now, complete and total control of the Media is a powerful weapon, but knowing that your opponent has morals and won’t sink to the depravities you will makes fighting so much easier.

          Why do you think any disagreement with Obama was categorized as racism? After all, if opposing views were so easily refuted, one wouldn’t need to rely on ‘The Boy Who Cried Racism’ all the time, would one?

          Leftists are flirting with the Right abandoning their civility, and if that happens, it won’t end very well for the Left. Without their opponents holding back, they cannot win.

      • Chrissy the Hyphenated

        Stealing the hearts and minds of the children … it’s a tried and true tactic for the Left.

        • Lori Pursley Butterfield

          Good Lord…this story was already scary, but your wording immediately made me think of North Korea. They hate us because they are taught to hate us from birth. We desperately need our country and it’s values back.

        • Deborah Hallsted

          Hitler’s Youth/Red Guard; absolutely.

          • Clete Torres ✓ᵈⁱˢᵍʳᵒⁿⁱᶠⁱᵉᵈ

            Watch the Hitler references. William Amos doesn’t think they belong here, however apropos.

          • Deborah Hallsted

            Thanks for the heads-up. {{sigh}}

          • Clete Torres ✓ᵈⁱˢᵍʳᵒⁿⁱᶠⁱᵉᵈ

            Yeah, it’s getting ridiculous.

    • digitalPimple

      It truly is a birth defect.

      • Deborah Hallsted

        It helps if you’re born without a spine.

    • GoldsteinsBook

      I think you could make a great argument that this is a bad assignment because it ignores the actual way The Constitution is amended. Aside from that, however, it seems like an interesting thought experiment. A student could very well suggest a ‘right-to-life’ amendment be added (the assignment is to prune 2 and add 2 amendments). They could revise and strengthen the 2nd Amendment to eliminate background checks or bans on any type of gun.

      Scalia had an interesting interview recently where he said, during law school and his early years of practice, he had no idea what the 9th Amendment was. Despite being a big fan of the Bill of Rights, I wouldn’t lose too much sleep if the 3rd was removed tomorrow.

      I am at a loss trying to understand how this assignment is inherently liberal or how it serves a fascist agenda.

      • Richard J Sunkle

        I’m sure you are.

      • ObamasLickumTaintTribe

        I think the 19th was a TOTAL disaster, resulting in the election and re-election of ODownLow!

        • ForTheRepublicOfDave

          Way to be a misogynist. You’re either a poorly-disguised plant, or a complete moron. Either way….

          • ObamasLickumTaintTribe

            Neither…Just your garden variety Tyrannophobe.

        • aztectrumpet

          And the bill of rights is just ammendments 1-10

      • tankdemon

        The third? Really? You think the government should be able to force you to house soldiers in your abode rent free just becasue it is convenient to do so?
        It would make a lot more sense to discuss the Bill of Rights and explain why each of the amendments were included. They should have also noted that the Bill of Rights doesn’t grant rights to the people or states, it establishes restrictions on the Federal government.

        • GoldsteinsBook

          No – I don’t think the government should be able to force anyone to house a soldier but I also don’t think the repeal of the 3rd Amendment would cause the military to start quartering troops in our homes.

          I agree that an understanding of the ‘why’ each amendment is important and hope that is a component of the curriculum. I have no evidence that it isn’t.

          My point was that this assignment is neither inherently liberal or fascisterrific. I stand by that.

          • tankdemon

            Whether you think they will start to quarter soldiers in homes or not is immaterial. Giving the government permission to do something that it is currently restricted from doing is a bad idea. It is already hard enough to keep them from violating our God given rights with the amendments in place. Let’s not even think about giving them the idea that any of our rights a violable.

          • GoldsteinsBook

            I agree with you; while I doubt it would result in much grief, I have no desire to see the repeal of the 3rd Amendment.

            I was just trying to generate a conversation. I actually thought Scalia’s admission of his early years 9th Amendment ignorance was far more interesting but am glad to see there are fervent 3A supporters as well. My guess is that, instead of trying to build an army of fascists, the teacher was hoping to encourage her students to think about the importance of the Bill of Rights.

          • SupplyGuy

            You’re wrong about the 3rd ammendment not being important anymore. There was a recent story where a local PD wanted to set up survelience in some guys house and he told them no. A couple of hours later they broke down his door and arrested him for interferring in a police investigation.

            http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2013/07/08/third-amendment-violated-nev-police-allegedly-invade-familys-home-to-use-during-swat-call-arrest-two-for-obstruction-when-owner-refuses/

            Yeah, get rid of the 3rd ammendment and see what happens. As tankdemon said, its hard enough getting them not to violate our rights w/ the ammendments that we do have.

          • GoldsteinsBook

            Thanks for the link — that’s an interesting item. My grandparents were in a similar situation about 10 years ago but they agreed to let the police use their house to monitor their neighbor’s place for drug activity. There was some risk involved for my grandparents and, had I had my way, they wouldn’t have done it…on the other hand, they didn’t ask my permission! Anyway, I digress…

            I think this very discussion shows that the teacher might have known what she was doing. As a result of her homework assignment, I’ve spent a lot of my night thinking about the importance of the Bill of Rights and have learned a few things.

            Obviously, a more popular sentiment around here is “Nothing but lying manipulative fascists inflicting their brain damage on America’s youth.” However, it seems people can discuss the importance of the Bill of Rights without turning into Mussolini.

          • Gov William J LePetomane

            I see the pubic skrool brainwashing was quite effective on you.

          • Deborah Hallsted

            They’ve proven this last week why big government inherently results in overreach.

          • Happy Dragon

            Perhaps not, but if one of the kids inserted the pro-life amendment and strengthened the 2nd amendment, how do you suppose the teachers would react? That kid would be closely supervised for the rest of the year to make sure they’re being properly “reeducated.”

      • Sonus

        Remove the 3rd? And have to house and quarter a DHS agent?
        No thank you.

        • Joel Bensonetti

          Would we have to feed them too? My God, have you seen the size of some of those agents bellies? Talk about a debt crisis!

      • Bathing Suit Area

        You don’t need to understand. Twitchy has told you to be mad at this thing, so get mad!

        • GoldsteinsBook

          I know. I know.

          If you go read the article at Digital Journal, you see the interviewer asking the indignant mother Do you think that after this assignment your child might have believed that the government has the ability to change the Bill of Rights by some special committee, rather than by a 2/3 majority vote in the House and Senate? Oddly, no Twitchy member expressed outrage that neither party knows 3/4 of states have to ratify proposed changes to The Constitution.

          It also seems highly unlikely that the teacher took the time to create this rather detailed assignment but never bothered to so much as mention The Bill of Rights beforehand.

          I was thinking that this student might actually be lucky to be in a classroom where discussion and critical thinking are encouraged. Little did I know that the teacher was actually a Communist agent, indoctrinating the children into believing in a totalitarian government!!!

          • OldLineTexan

            You think the teacher wrote tha that assignment? If so, you don’t understand Common Core, which is a provided curriculum with the teacher acting only as the delivery system.

        • Thomas, Snarkmaster General

          And you have orders from your dullard Leftist masters to get mad at Twitchy for, well, being Twitchy.

          Pot. Kettle. Black.

        • Right Wired ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

          Shouldn’t you be only copying and pasting exact talking points from ThinkProgress and MoveOn? They’ll be mad if you walk out of lock step with the other brown shirts

      • Jay Stevens

        Downvote.

        “I am at a loss trying to understand how this assignment is inherently liberal or how it serves a fascist agenda.”

        The assignment isn’t inherently liberal, but then, for example, dictatorships aren’t inherently bad either. Common Core is a liberal agenda. And a major portion of the liberal agenda is aimed at the elimination of the right to privately owned firearms.

        Then consider this: What is the purpose of the Bill of Rights (the first 10 amendments)? It serves to limit the power of the Federal government. It enumerates things the the Federal government cannot do.

      • http://armedliberalinmo.blogspot.com Erik Olsen

        The 9th Amendment was put out there to show that everyone in the United States had the ability to make decisions for themselves when such choices fell outside what the Federal or State government could decide for them. I think it was put in there specifically to piss off Hamilton. 😉

      • Timothy Ross

        Just a FYI the 2nd amendment has no wording about background checks or restrictions of any kind …. The forefathers wanted for us to have the finest weapons and the ability to produce them ourselves for reasons that become more obvious as the government becomes bigger and more cumbersome with each passing year

      • Right Wired ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

        How? It says that the Bil’ of Rights is outdated.”

        “The assignment posits that the government of the United States has determined that the Bill of Rights “is outdated and may not remain in its current form any longer.””

        Sure, we can amend the Constitution. But the Bill of Rights will never, ever be outdated.

      • Shawn Smith

        It serves a fascist agenda for the very simple reason that the Bill of Rights was designed to limit the power of the federal government. Cutting parts out of that is granting more power to the federal government. In addition, you have to take into account the context in which this will be taught. How many of the NEA teachers using this worksheet are libertarian or conservative?

        • GoldsteinsBook

          The assignment requires the students to both add and remove two amendments; there is no net change in the number of amendments. Students can choose to add amendments which put new restrictions on the federal government. (e.g., “Congress shall establish no law establishing safety standards for food, water or medicine.”)

          • Right Wired ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

            Again, it said ‘Bill of Rights “is outdated and may not remain in its current form any longer.’

            This is the problem. The Bill of Rights is not outdated, nor will it ever be.

    • Maus

      Common Core is Rotten to the Core.

    • Jonathan Williamson

      This is not a liberal or conservative issue. How few republicans opposed the passing of the patriot act during the Bush administration (that Obama has of course expanded) and other recent legislation undermining the Bill of Rights? How many conservative politicians support the unconstitutional actions of government agencies such as the NSA, DHS and TSA? Don’t let the powers at be divide us. Conservative or liberal we’re all Americans here. The beliefs of patriotic liberals fall within the constitution. The only amendment in the Bill of Rights any conservative legislator (except Ran Paul and God bless him) I’m aware of has defended is the 2nd. The scary thing is that the 5th amendment has been dead for decades! The 2nd and 1st amendments are seriously threatened. Due process, right to attorney and right to fair trial are thrown out if the federal government suspects you may fall under the vague label of “terrorist”.
      The threat of fascism is real and I agree with you there. But don’t alienate Americans who have different political views than you that also fall within the constitution. The founding fathers were radical liberals for their day and age. Hamilton and likely Jefferson would even be considered liberal today. (Jefferson for social not economic reasons) I don’t necessarily consider myself a liberal (although many do because of my stance on several social issues) because I am a free thinker. We likely disagree over some issues. But these things are trivial compared to the threats presented to the Bill of Rights.
      I don’t believe it to be so but if the terrorists that attacked our great country on 9/11 did so because they hated our freedoms then they have won a terrible victory over the American people. The fear mongering of politicians and the mainstream media have been used to coerce the sheeple of the United States into allowing their liberty to be stripped through the above mentioned infringements on our Bill of Rights. More Americans have died from bee stings than as result of acts of terrorism. The government has never stopped a terrorist attack that wasn’t a case of unlawful entrapment. Our necessary liberties have been sacrificed in favor of absolutely nothing and false security.
      This isn’t a black vs white, liberal vs conservative or rich vs poor issue. Those are all false dichotomys put into place to divide and conquer our great nation. I will follow with quotes from some notable liberals who were essential to the formation of the Bill of Rights.

      “Those who prefer security over freedom deserve neither.” Ben Franklin
      “Give me liberty or give me death.” Patrick Henry
      “No freeman shall be debarred the use of arms.” Thomas Jefferson

      And I also urge you to reconsider you’re divisive party oriented stance after reading this from our 1st president.
      “The alternate domination of one faction over another, sharpened by the spirit of revenge natural to party dissention, which in different ages & countries has perpetrated the most horrid enormities, is itself a frightful despotism. But this leads at length to a more formal and permanent despotism. The disorders & miseries, which result, gradually incline the minds of men to seek security & repose in the absolute power of an Individual: and sooner or later the chief of some prevailing faction more able or more fortunate than his competitors, turns this disposition to the purposes of his own elevation, on the ruins of Public Liberty.” — George Washington, September 19, 1796

  • Netmilsmom

    Glad I homeschool

    • garak99

      A question How do home schooled kids learn to interact with kids there own ages from different backgrounds and customs ?

      • Macharius

        hmm i’d argue lots of ways, unless you keep them locked up 24/7.

      • journogal

        Are you interested in a honest answer, or do you really care? Psst…by the way, genius it’s “their” not “there.” Edit before posting and thinking you are making fun of homeschoolers, ‘k?

        • Garry Barrett

          good catch, you beat me to it. I’d be willing to bet he is a product of the glorious public school system, probably graduating within the last 15 – 20 years eh garak99?

      • TocksNedlog

        Home-schooled kids don’t have friends?

        • Richard J Sunkle

          I’ve got some ultra liberal home schooled cousins and 2 of 3 are a real mess. 1 says she’s non sexual but lives with a lesbian, another lives with my aunt and uncle and can’t be trusted around small children due to his confused sexuality.

          The 3rd who is becoming more normal all the time, married a country girl and has been drifting conservative. He’s even been to the shooting range with me and is interested in prepper skills.

          all 3 are very bright even if horribly “miseducated”

          • polaris64

            I am so sorry for the kids in this circumstance.

          • autdrew4real

            Were their parents “unschooling” or just gave them a very bad education? This is a serious question. I’ve always wondered what happened to “unschoolers” in the real world

      • Richard J Sunkle

        By making friends with neighbor kids. Its not complicated.

        • Michael Rice

          Nah, don’t you know, homeschool kids are all conservative nuts who exclude all those not like them?
          Wait, that describes the Hollywood and ultra elite liberal kids

      • therealguyfaux ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

        Oh please. When does that happen? When did it ever? Kids cluster with others who are like them. Jocks with jocks, stoners with stoners, geeks try to hang out with other geeks if they can– and yes, kids of different colors hang out with “those of their own.”

        Most school is pretty much Lord Of The Flies anyway. The kids just aren’t stuck on the island all the time– they get to go home every afternoon.

        • journogal

          The genius poster doesn’t realize it should be “their” instead of “there.”

          • TocksNedlog

            The product of public schooling.

          • garak99

            No Catholic School 1-8 Public 9-12

          • TocksNedlog

            So that would be “Yes, I attended public high school, which is where I was SUPPOSED to learn these things.”

          • journogal

            But not the difference between “there” and “their.”

          • Ronald Green

            At least, for liberal snark, it isn’t insulting and actually posed intelligently… a first.

            Well sorta intelligently.

      • SineWaveII

        Way to prove that you’re a DNC troll. Now get back to the Huffington Post. They miss you there.

      • Spinmamma

        You seem to have a really bizarre concept of what “homeschooling” means. The vast majority of homeschooled kids are involved in networks and groups that expose them to far more of life then the poor age segregated children that sit in the classrooms of our public schools.

      • digitalPimple

        It’s called going outside and going places having friends, family, churches, temples, sports you name it.

        • NRPax

          shh! Don’t use any religious references! It implies something that isn’t government-sponsored.

      • NRPax

        Oh you mean like the gangbanger kids? Or the druggies? Perhaps you mean the lazy kids that don’t want to be there in the first place? And are you admitting that the only good point of public school is social interaction?

      • ObamaFail

        One of my best friends when I was a kid was a home-schooled kid. He may not have went to public school, but he still ran around and made friends with every kid in the neighborhood. And I grew up in a neighborhood full of families that had kids.

      • V the K

        Instead of teaching them how to succumb to peer pressure (socialization), we teach them the difference between “their” and
        “there” and other knowledge that will help them avoid looking like subliterate boobs.

        • journogal

          Obviously the Soros training manual did not cover that.

      • the_bat

        Not by going in the pit of public education and sucking up this kind of swill. When we get right down to it, there are different backgrounds and customs that need to learn to adjust and interact with American customs, history, culture, and language. Not the other way around.

      • MJ Pauls

        I was homeschooled from 8th grade through high school. I learned to interact with people of all ages and walks of life at church, Awana, farm shows, horse shows, 4-H, volunteer work, homeschool groups, music lessons, etc. I finally got to work at my own pace, and was tutored in the only subject that I struggled with. I was able to play an instrument I wanted to play that wasn’t offered by the public school, and I got to pursue other interests that also weren’t offered by the public school. I didn’t have to worry about conforming to what the popular kids thought, and was able to actually learn and prepare for my future. The only thing I missed was track, but the horses more than made up for that.

        • Emily B

          We do Awana too! High 5 😉

      • ObamasLickumTaintTribe

        Hmmm…Apparently, Y0U are suffering from an acute case of Common Core Curriculum Retardation (CCCR). Obviously, your Mama forgot to vaccinate you, by actually enrolling you in Public School…Shame!

        CCCR is a mentally debilitating disease, resulting in total ideological paralysis and delusional, dissociative behaviors. You might want to volunteer early for Obamacare’s Managed Euthanasia Exchanges…You’ll be pumped full of morphine, allowing your bizarre anti-social bigotry to flower and bloom–in another dimension! Kinda like those “Soylent Green” sidewalk suicide kiosks…

      • Squirrel!

        Well, where I live and I’m sure in other places there are home school groups that do many activities which are open to anyone wanting to be a part. There is also the Tim Tebow law which allows home school children to try out for and take part in school sports. And a home school group where I live had over 300 families involved and offers proms and graduation ceremonies. Anyway, I’m recently finding I may want to go ahead and pull my 2nd grader from school for more reasons than Common Core. He’s bright & the teacher talks about using him to help teach the other kids. He’s also being called “snitch,” which he doesn’t even know what that is. What 2nd grader uses such a term? I don’t have to wonder about the parents. Pretty sure I know the type. Is that the different background and customs to which you refer?

      • Emily B

        Church, sports, co-ops, neighbors, clubs…….need I go on? You should really find a new stereotype for homeschoolers. My kids are some of the most friendly, outgoing, well-rounded kids around – as are most of the homeschooled kids I know.

      • Michael Rice

        Right, that’s just not possible. They are all kept locked in a room, not allowed outside contact. Are you really that stupid?
        Never mind, mingling with kids of different customs and backgrounds is not SUPPOSED to be the focus of school.

      • Earthy Mom

        That is not hard, many of my cousins home school their children and along with class studies and tests, they have field trips with other home schoolers, they have parties, dances etc. They have many friends who are in public school, they go to the movies and hang out at the pizza joint. They have a very normal active social life :)

      • Chrissy the Hyphenated

        All the home schoolers I know participate in community activities, like sports, music, art and church programs. Many of them form home school groups specifically for this purpose.

      • SupplyGuy

        Yeah, because those two guys from Columbine sure seemed to have learned how to interact w/ people from different backgrounds and customs didn’t they?
        Your arguement is the same one every liberal throws out about homeschooling, but you never address the issue of actually learning something.
        BTW, my son was homeschooled and got plenty of interaction through BSA and church as well as w/ other homeschooled children through local networks. He’s in college now and doing just fine interacting w/ people of different backgrounds and customs.
        Fail.

      • guest

        garak – I’m going to approach your question as a just question and leave out the judgmental tone that drips from it like spaghetti sauce…

        most homeschool parents hate this question, because it’s just judgmental in nature. How would you feel if I asked “how do public school kids learn how to function as productive members of society, when they are only being taught the state testing circuit for their school year?”…when we all know that most don’t end up being productive members of society…well unless we are speaking about perpetuating crime amongst teens and young adults…they are very productive at that.

        My three children are homeschooled and unlike most conservatives, we are not a religious family, so church isn’t there for my kids for that “interaction”. However, in the past, they have participated in martial arts, soccer, cheer, gymnastics, scouting, among an assortment of other activities. Despite my wishes, we live in a suburban area, so there are kids to play with in the neighborhood (even kids of different colors and cultures…)

        Now the side of me that sees the judgmental tone is coming out…

        Believe it or not, there are a bunch of people who now homeschool (largely due to the failures of public school), and with the recent advent of the innerwebz, we can all connect and get together for events and outings. I would tell you that my 5th grader is a social butterfly and my 6th grader probably has a better understanding of the way the United States government is supposed to work & knows how to spell better than most if not all CNN reporters.

      • Donna Lynn

        There are many avenues to which homeschool families interact with each other. If you have to ask, then YOU are the one who needs to do some research and get edumacated on the subject, instead of preaching diversity to others. G’day.

    • James b

      In Iowa when I grew up ….I am 41….all homeschooled children were eligible for band and football…all sports etc…..they just did not have to suffer the teaching style of the teachers…..they even attended homecoming etc…..all dances.

      • Michael Anderson (WB)

        It’s that way in South Dakota now, after all we still pay the property taxes.

    • Emily B

      Me too!!

  • NRPax

    Dear liberals,

    Why? Seriously, why? There are lots of countries out there that already have the lifestyle you treasure. You don’t need to foul this one up.

    • Joe W.

      Sure they do. They know best, after all. Eat your peas and like it, pal. Quit standing in the way of “progress”…….

      • digitalPimple

        progressing to what is the question?

        • journogal

          Their idea of utopia.

    • MNWoman

      Exactly.

      But of course, they won’t go to those socialist utopias because their economies are crumbling.

      • digitalPimple

        I know they live in a dreaming world of “other” places and never seem to notice all the problems they have…

    • http://www.artinphoenix.com/gallery/grimm snowleopard (the true one)

      Welcome to the progressive agenda, establish a new class of rulers, and the rest of the citizenry are little more than sheep fit only to be slaughtered when they are no longer useful.

    • Stephen L. Hall #NonquamTrump

      Locust go where the food is to consume it;
      Liberals go where the wealth is to consume it.

      • NRPax

        And they assume that they will be the ones in the Privileged Class.

        • SineWaveII

          And they are always wrong. (See night of Long Knives for an example)

    • http://lordfoggybottom.com/ BlahBlah

      That’s just the thing – they feel compelled to. I escaped socialism. I can’t begin to tell you how many friends I have from back there who came here and LOVE Barack. I’m baffled every time I talk to them. Now they want socialism here. Um, wasn’t it easier to JUST STAY THERE

      • NRPax

        Unfortunately, they see all the “Free” things that people have and can’t look past that.

      • Guest

        Marshal Josip Broz Obama

      • Jay Stevens

        Some people just cannot keep from trying to turn where they are into the place they fled from. Look at Muslims who immigrate to the West for the economic opportunity, then try to institute Shari’a law.

        • http://lordfoggybottom.com/ BlahBlah

          You know there’s something to that. I’m not sure why that is but quite obviously it’s a pattern. I came here because I didn’t want what was over there and I was perfectly happy to accept the American way of life. This doesn’t mean I forgot where I came from, I still have traditions and all that stuff but I don’t force them on anyone else. So I don’t get why I would want to try to turn this into that.

    • autdrew4real

      Sometimes I think the point is to make every country equally bad so that there is no hope for a better place to escape to. Smh

      • NRPax

        Actually, that is a guiding principle of Communism: A world where everyone is a Communist and no one can get away from it.

        • autdrew4real

          Then all animals will be equal!! Jumps up & down clapping
          Wait.except those who are in charge, they’re special right?

          • NRPax

            Funny how that works. Oh wait…it doesn’t and it never will.

  • Linda

    Holy. Crap. I’ve just found reason #739 why homeschooling is a good idea.

  • Linda

    Also if I print out that assignment & tell my 6th grade homeschooled son to find as many things as possible wrong with it, I think he will have a blast.

  • http://www.saundersreport.com Rachel

    Thank tha Lord I went to private school!

  • Steven S Mellnick

    WTF? If my children bring home this assignment I swear on a stack of Bibles, that school board would be crapping their pants with the storm I would bring down on their heads. This is what’s wrong with the direction we’re going. THIS is why parents MUST pay attention to this attempt of indoctrination.

    Society has created a ‘must have shiny new object’ mentality, so there is no longer a parent at home when children need them. “Let them think for themselves” we have been told. Yeah. Right. I’m going to let my 8, 10, 12 year old (not to mention 13, and 16 yr old) think for themselves w/out my guiding hand.

    This is crap. Parents pay attention!

  • Steve__Jacobson

    Jeb Bush thinks Common Core is just as dandy as candy.

    • Steven S Mellnick

      Which is why we must look past the (R) and (D). If a candidate does not support your core values, do not vote them into office. Holding one’s nose and stating “next election cycle” isn’t going to work anymore. The speed this crap is being pushed has accelerated. Time to line up our own batch of elected officials.

    • Jeremy

      He is all wet on that Common Core crap.We don’t need Government in education.

  • Joe W.

    I’m glad I’m old and won’t be around to see the result of Barack Obama’s fundamental transformation of America. I can’t stand what I see now, let alone in a few more years…..I never thought that America could be defeated this easily…and from within…….

    • Stephen L. Hall #NonquamTrump

      Every empire in history was first defeated from within.

      • Joe W.

        Maybe so, but I never thought it would happen here and so easily….

        • Stephen L. Hall #NonquamTrump

          Well, they’ve been working at it for over a hundred years.

          • SupplyGuy

            Don’t be so pessimistic. These things run in cycles. Things looked pretty bleak under Wilson and FDR also. We lived through it and Carter also. Our history seems to be sine wave and we’re just at the bottom of the trough right now.
            Our founding fathers created a truely genius self correcting system.

          • Jay Stevens

            “These things run in cycles.” Yes, they do, and the lows are getting lower. Do you honestly think the unACA would have passed 20 years ago?

            “Our founding fathers created a truely genius self correcting system.” Yes, they did – if we have the self-discipline to maintain and keep it.

          • Stephen L. Hall #NonquamTrump

            That system was broken under Wilson, with the 16th & 17th amendments. We moved away from being a republic and towards descending into democracy. An infinitesimal error in logic compounds interest at an usurious rate.

    • vetgal1970

      Hiya Joe. Unfortunately, my kids are going to have to deal with it. It breaks my heart (and makes me swear a LOT) that this is the America they are getting, courtesy of people who vote for spite.

      • journogal

        Mine, too…worries me to death.

      • Joe W.

        Hi VG…..I feel the same way for my grand daughters, even though they are fairly liberal, as most youngsters are. I fear that by the time they mature and reject liberalism, it will be far too late. Sucks, really…

  • MNWoman

    I don’t have kids (yet) but if or when I do, I seriously hope I am in a good financial position that I will be able to homeschool my children.

    I have neices and nephews and I hope they will survive the public school system without becoming liberals.

    But with me as their “Auntie” I think I can keep them in line!

    • Macharius

      By time my kids (if i ever have any) get to sixth grade and this question came up, i would be disappointed if they didn’t stand scold the teacher then lecture him/her on the rights of man, John Locke’s two treatises of government, and Hobbes’ state of nature and “Bellum Omnium contra omnes” along with the specific purpose of the constitution. However, if they did, they would get cookies and ice cream.

    • http://twitter.com/thetugboatphil TugboatPhil ✓Mate

      Go to used bookstores and look for really old History, Civics and Geography textbooks. They are a great resource for a better view of those topics. Even my textbooks in the early 60s were starting to get “revised.” I went through the History and Geography “transformation” into Social Studies around 6th grade. But we still had a pretty solid foundation of the founding of the country and our beginnings as a Republic.

      • MNWoman

        Good idea.

        Too bad the saying “you can’t re-write history” no longer applies.

        • http://twitter.com/thetugboatphil TugboatPhil ✓Mate

          Two things to keep in mind about history:

          1. The winner gets to write the first version.
          2. The first version is usually the one that sticks.

          That said, it’s much more difficult for the revisionists to get away with their shenanigans. But I never thought I’d see a US President spend a week saying he would not negotiate with Republicans, and then turn right around and say he’d always been willing to negotiate. Even Orwell wouldn’t have seen that coming.

          • Jay Stevens

            The “Big Lie” is the Big Lie, regardless where it comes from. And remember, this U. S. president is a former “community organizer”.

    • guest

      The way we do it, is one adult works and one stays home. We’ve been at it for 4+ years. Our oldest is a sixth grader, so this thread is hitting home.

      Fortunately, we were both taught “nothing means living, like living within your means”, so as adults, we have one income for a family of 5. Fortunately, it works out. I sometimes wish we had more. My kids may not end up not getting as many trips to theme parks as other kids, but they already appreciate that we provide a home based education.

      As the working adult, when I get home, I help on the topics that I am stronger. We dedicate some time on the weekends to doing special projects.

  • Macharius

    One thing that needs to be taught to sixth graders, the Bill of rights and the whole basis of the constitution is not to “give” you rights, rather it exists solely to PROTECT your rights by restricting what the government can do. such as the second amendment, it doesn’t “give” you the right to bear arms, Such rights exist in the state of nature and is considered to be the right of man to defend itself against others (specifically government), Rather it restricts the GOVERNMENT from coming to your house and outlawing your guns, etc etc.

    Although i’d argue the Bill of Rights doesn’t need to be “pruned.” however i’d agree to strip the 18th and 21st amendments from the document.

    • Stephen L. Hall #NonquamTrump

      My vote, as always, is to repeal the 17th.

      • Macharius

        Nah, better direct vote than backroom dealing. you’d end up with more establishment guys like Mccain.

        • Stephen L. Hall #NonquamTrump

          It functions as one of the main checks on federal power, essential to the idea of the checks and balances. The only way state governments can fight against federal encroachment.

  • AwakenNow

    Thankful that Texas legislature ENDED Common Core in Texas’ schools.

  • brewerandpatriot

    Indiana has successfully thwarted Common Core and my daughters say the pledge of allegiance (including the whole “one nation, under guard” part) every day after class begins.

    • AwakenNow

      “under guard”?????

    • Spinmamma

      Good one. Sad, but clever.

    • Chaitealover

      Can’t tell if you’re being clever by saying “under guard” in place of “under God,” just typing too fast, or really think the pledge says that.

      • brewerandpatriot

        My bad- a couple of adult beverages, fat fingers on tiny phone keypad and no edit function make for a silly looking post. It was supposed to be God, not guard.

  • garak99

    A better assignment would have been “Why are there so many STUPID people that believe anything FOX News says?

    • lainer51

      A better assignment would have been “Why are there so many STUPID people that believe anything MSNBC says?

    • Joe W.

      You must be a public school teacher. Great avatar, too!! Who’s the geek??

      • garak99

        No I am not or ever have been a Public School Teacher but I do support all underpaid overworked public service employees

        • Steven S Mellnick

          Who’s underpaid? Who are the overworked? Have you seen the private sector of late?

          • journogal

            Probably considers the private sector “evil” and made up of a bunch of “one percenters.”

        • journogal

          Obviously you don’t know any small business owners…

          • SineWaveII

            Or much of anything else.

          • journogal

            Well, that’s obvious.

          • Connie M

            Exactly. I am a small business owner, Master in my trade with 25 years experience, and I probably make what an entry level teacher makes. And when things are tight, other bills get paid and I get paid last, if at all.

          • journogal

            Know the feeling…

        • TocksNedlog

          It’s their own fault if they want to throw away money on teacher’s union dues.

          • chicagorefugee

            Only if they have a choice. Entirely coincidentally, I hear that teachers’ unions in WI are really hurting for members and dues these days …. *snicker*

          • TocksNedlog

            Yeah. Occupying the WI State House really paid off for them, didn’t it.

          • chicagorefugee

            Money well spent on that recall too, amirite?

        • Ronald Green

          Underpaid? Public school teachers in Chit cago make 80,000 a year! Are you really that uninformed or just parroting liberal talking points without thought?

          • garak99

            Most in the Country make $45,000 to $55,000

          • Steven S Mellnick

            Which is still more than the average factory worker makes in my area by over 20k+. But the factory worker is working year round, w/ 50+ hours a week and crap benefits.

          • TocksNedlog

            I’d be okay with making $55k for nine months work.

          • ObamaFail

            Which is $45,000 – $55,000 more than the millions of unemployed Americans who can’t find work because of the Socialist agenda of Barack Obama.

          • journogal

            That’s not bad, especially for those coming right out of college. And they have the opp. to make more with master’s and other certifications.
            Again, talk to small business owners (those icky, horrible people in your mind that risk everything to start and maintain a business, and pay taxes to pay for those teachers) about overwork, underpaid, under-appreciated and blamed for everything by liberals.

          • Spinmamma

            That is not counting the generous benefits most get.

          • Ronald Green

            Which is probably a whole lot more that you. Do you know what the average salary in the Country is or are you whining you’re not getting paid as much as them?

          • rickg62

            Where? Fresh out of college after taking make-work courses on how to make kids feel good about themselves.

        • SineWaveII

          No you don’t. You may tell yourself that but who you really support is the wealthy executives at the top of the union.
          Unions are corporations and just like any corporation most of the wealth goes to the top executives. And that’s who you support.

        • rickg62

          Like all those federal government workers making twice what their jobs in the private sector make?

        • Thomas, Snarkmaster General

          In what way? Do you bake them cookies?

        • GaryTheBrave

          So I guess you’re for taking the money from underpaid and overworked private sector employees to give better pay and benefits to public sector employees. GOTCHA! !

    • journogal

      What does FOX News have to do with this article?

      • Joe W.

        Nothing. But if it’s not Bush’s fault, it’s FOX News or the Koch Bros. with these maroons.

        • journogal

          Or Palin’s or Limbaugh’s or Ted Cruz’s…

          • SineWaveII

            Don’t forget the TEA Party

          • AZWarrior

            And man made Global Warming!

        • PatriotRG

          garak 99 and Barack O remind me of grubby innefective quarterbacks who have had all the not so pretty cheerleaders (male ones in garrak 99’s case) except one pretty one and they moan and cry that they are not getting any all because one cheerleader thinks they are frauds , lazy ineffective and venal. The left cries about Fox purely because it has not capitulated and it wont lie on its back with its legs open ala MSNBC , CNN , ABC , NY times etc etc . So at every opportunity even inappropriate opportunities (just like Will Farell in Anchorman saying ‘when in Rome’) they complain about FoX. Its one of the one major news outlets that challenges the complete domination of leftism in the media. There needs to be about another 5 Fox channels further to the right and 5 more center right broad sheet newspapers for there to be even a chance of parity and balance in the U.S news. The left do not want debate , reason , balance they want complete control. The lefts encroachment in to education is flat out dangerous – imagine if it was the right teaching children to prune ro v wade or some of the ridiculous immigration laws. garak would s*t a bowling ball as well as have a fox derangement fit all at the same time. I remember Obama saying there was one channel out to get him (fox) he forgot to mention there was about 6 leftist MSM channels wedged up his posterior at any given moment, because like a true totalitarian , Alynsky leftist he thinks all the media should reside up there.

    • TocksNedlog

      What about a “How To Move The Goal Posts” workshop?

    • Steven S Mellnick

      Seriously? No discourse? Just a blatant attack on something that has nothing to do w/ the article? Nice.

      • journogal

        It’s all liberal-bots know. Has nothing to do with the article/post at all, but mentions FOX News, so by applying Common Core standards that is good enough for them.

        • garak99

          FOX News this morning that President Obama was paying to keep the Muslim Museum with his own money they stole it from a satrical website

          • journogal

            And I guess CNN and MSNBC never made a mistake, have they? CNN doesn’t even know where Hong Kong is located, and MSNBC, well, won’t get into that. But still, what does FOX News have to do with this particular post? Do you realize this has nothing at all to do with FOX?
            Congrats. You got your insult out about FOX. Do you get an extra .05 for the post or is this part of your initiation?

          • ObamaFail

            Learning that Hong Kong is located in South America is also part of the curriculum and teaches kids that the Constitution is outdated. Public schooling, gets worse every year.

          • Spinmamma

            Syntax error.

          • Clayton Grant

            That was unfair. You knew he would not understand the word syntax.

          • Jay Stevens

            “Syntax”: a tax that subsidizes prostitution. That “syntax”?

          • Ronald Green

            What does that have to do with this thread or is desperately trying to deflect the thread that important to you?

          • ObamaFail

            So it’s okay for CNN and MSNBC to bury information that proves how bad the economy has gotten under Obama. And you know what you liberal sheep can’t deny? Obama is shutting things off for Americans, but is allowing illegal immigrants who aren’t even supposed to be here and should be deported to protest for free handouts on our dime.

          • journogal

            I am confused…who stole what from a website? And how do you know it was stolen? I thought it was mentioned during the morning hours -so, again, how can they steal it?

          • Chaitealover

            The single reporter who made the statement has already corrected herself and apologized, something I’ve never heard from MSNBC or CNN

          • Connie M

            Ever.

          • rickg62

            Get a dictionary. The word is satirical.

          • ObamasLickumTaintTribe

            Common Core Curriculum retardation is affecting your punctuation and writing ability.

          • Thomas, Snarkmaster General

            Care to repeat that, this time not in Dumbass?

    • NRPax

      You’re so adorable, I bet that your gimp mask is in primary colors.

    • Ronald Green

      Well there went the non insulting, intelligent part.

      • SineWaveII

        Yep, that didn’t take long.

    • chicagorefugee

      Yawn. Boooring. Don’t you clones have any new material?

      • SineWaveII

        No

    • SineWaveII

      Oh good, he’s still here.

    • Clayton Grant

      As an outsider, what do you think of the human race?

    • ObamaFail

      The better question is, why are you such a liberal sheep who falls for every BS thing that MSNBC, CNN (who one of their former reporters admitted that they kill any story that Obama doesn’t like), and the rest of the fringe media. You can’t dispute how sickening it’s becoming where libs are so offended by America that they are trying to brainwash kids into believing false history.

    • rickg62

      how about an assignment about how to put you through rehab and then give you a crash course in how reality works?

    • Thomas, Snarkmaster General

      As someone who has little faith in any mainstream media outlet, I find your comment, to use your word and capitalization, STUPID.

    • Canis Dirus

      Intelligent people examine the data, not the messenger.

      Both sides of the aisle can be prone to ignoring true data which does not support their ideology.

      That does not pass for intelligence however.

      This puts you in the stupid column unfortunately.

  • TocksNedlog

    Yeah, like they’d stop at ‘pruning’ only TWO of our rights.

  • Sonya A. Willis
    • garak99

      They support many good causes

      • journogal

        And this isn’t one…unless further dumbing down our children is one of their goals.

      • TocksNedlog

        And they support Common Core, too.

      • rickg62

        This obviously isn’t one of them.

  • Jake Wilde

    “The most effective way to destroy people is to deny and obliterate their own understanding of their history.” ― George Orwell

    • garak99

      History is written by the Victors

      • Steven S Mellnick

        That was before the internet, bucko. “Perfect information theory”, anyone?

      • TocksNedlog

        And Revisionist History is written by deniers of the truth.

        • John Thomas “Jack” Ward III

          But, in one sense, he is right….Examples:The Revolution, the Civil War, World War 2…. Jawamax 8<{D}

  • seemorejustice

    The government determined?! Benjamin Franklin told a lady who asked after the Constitutional Convention what form of government do we have, ‘a Monarchy or a Republic’ and Franklin replied, “A Republic, if you can keep it!”

    Well folks, looks like we’re losing it!

  • Darth Vengeance

    As a teacher of US Government, my students are to put the Bill of Rights into today’s language, look up Supreme Court cases regarding each right guaranteed in the Bill of Rights, and then explain how it affects the citizenry today. This teacher, if I was an administrator, would be not long for my school.

  • Jeremy

    Public School Liberal weenies at work again.They don’t give a damn about the Constitution and it shows every day.

  • AmericanMom

    Commie Core – Another Obama work of tyranny.

  • Nightvalzin

    “the kids are to assume the persona of “experts on the Constitution and the Bill of Rights”
    Huh,liberals do the same thing.But at least with children they understand that stealing is wrong,if the people you’re playing with are using Super Soakers you’re more likely to win if you have your own Super Soaker,and that cutting in front is rude.

  • NixTyranny

    “The government of the United States is revisiting … ”
    “They have determined that …”

    Why bother to “revisit” when “they have [already] determined that …?”

  • oneplusthree

    As a teacher, this would never, ever see the light of day in my classroom. In my classroom, they would have to research the individual rights and present an argument as to why the founders included them in the Bill of Rights. This would cover reading original documents, demonstrating understanding of the history behind the Bill of Rights and writing an argument from the point of the Founders. My plans would satisfy common core standards without indoctrination.

  • al hunt

    I would have my child write it out in crayon maybe add a few popup pictures so the idiot’s in Washington could understand it, since the bill of rights is actually written to remind those talking eggplants what their limits are.

  • Michael Rice

    Did you guys read the handout in the picture? What happens if someone thinks it should remain as written?
    How does a teacher grade on the validity of arguments? Is it if that teacher agrees?
    This is a horrible assignment, in every way.
    I had an English teacher in high school who gave us a short poem to interpret. She then graded the interpretation right or wrong.
    If you took the verse in a way that she didn’t, you got it wrong.
    One student asked how she could count a personal interpretation wrong and she replied “It just is”….

    • Dale Glenn

      MIchael, did we go to school together? When I was told that my interpreation was “wrong”, I asked her how she knew it was wrong because the poet had been dead for over 100 years. Even though that was over 30 years ago, it still gets me going when I think about it.

  • Ryan Johnson

    It always boils me when anyone calls the constitution “outdated,” especially when it pertains to amendment number 2.

    • Bathing Suit Area

      Doesn’t it boil you even worse that that National Revised Bill of Rights Task Force is being made up of arbitrarily selected sixth graders? You know, as long as you’re taking everything said here literally.

      • Thomas, Snarkmaster General

        And once again, BSA, you miss the point. I’d try to explain it to you again, but hand puppets don’t really work online…

  • Bathing Suit Area

    Are you guys so determined to enjoy your manufactured outrage that you’re really going to pretend you’ve never heard of hypothetical situations?

    That’s some serious dedication to being retarded, you guys.

    • http://proteinwisdom.com darleenclick

      So kids are to fix an “out-dated” document without ever learning about it first? You must love that kids are tossed into “thinking about math” without any mastery of numbers e.g. times tables.

      • Markward

        Its BSA, he isn’t the sharpest tool in the shed, he’s just a tool.

      • Bathing Suit Area

        You do know that to complete the assignment the students will have to read and discuss the bill of rights…

        • Thomas, Snarkmaster General

          And your proof is?

          • Bathing Suit Area

            Unlike you, I actually read the text of the assignment?

          • Thomas, Snarkmaster General

            That’s nice. Produce the proof.

          • Bathing Suit Area

            How do you revise something without reading it? This is not that complicated.

          • Thomas, Snarkmaster General

            Not “revise” BSA. “Revisit.” Big different there.

          • Thomas, Snarkmaster General

            I read the assignment, too. It says “revisit” not “read.”

            Thank you for playing. Enjoy your lovely parting gifts.

    • Markward

      Yeah because that’s what we should spend tax money on- hypothetical situations instead of something like I dunno, math, science, and literature.

      I see someone upped BSA’s daily dose of stupid.

      • Bathing Suit Area

        Right, because math and science have never been taught using hypothetical situations. And literature? That’s all factual retelling of actual events, right?

        Seriously, you guys don’t even know why you’ve been told to be mad at this.

        • Thomas, Snarkmaster General

          The difference between math/science and civics: you can actually point to real-life applications of civics without using hypotheticals.

          You still mad, bro? Because I’m not. 😀

    • Thomas, Snarkmaster General

      Let’s see… sixth graders…considered by Leftists to be mini-adults…being taught the Bill of Rights is outdated…which is what Leftists want people to believe so they can push an agenda where wants become “rights”…

      And you don’t see a problem with this? Oh, wait. You’re a Leftist.

      • Bathing Suit Area

        So you’re mad because you think kids are being taught that the bill of rights is outdated. Are you also just as concerned that kids are being taught that they’re part of the National Bill of Rights Review Task Force, even though it doesn’t exist?

        • Thomas, Snarkmaster General

          Nope. But I see you’re mad at Twitchy because…TWITCHY!

          • Bathing Suit Area

            So do you believe that kids are being taught that they’re part of the National Bill of Rights Review Task Force? But you don’t consider that a problem?

          • Thomas, Snarkmaster General

            You’re the one who keeps referencing it, BSA, not me.

            Come back when you can understand what I’m actually typing.

          • Bathing Suit Area

            Your initial complaint is that you thought kids were being taught that the Bill of Rights is outdated, despite the fact that the paragraph in which this is stated is clearly outlining a hypothetical scenario.

            What I’m trying to figure out, is that if you’re so determined that they’re being taught this as truth, and not just using it as a hypothetical, why don’t you apply the same logic to the rest of the paragraph?

          • Thomas, Snarkmaster General

            Like I said, BSA. Come back when you can understand what I’m typing. It’s clear you haven’t even figured out the basics.

    • John Thomas “Jack” Ward III

      I’ve read that assignment sheet (Ass-signment $#!+), and it looks to me as if KING FINK OBAMA is trying to find a way around WE THE PEOPLE (and Congress) to Amend our Laws to his twisted Political/Religious philosophy(ies)… Remember, …”Then they came for me…” Jawamax 8<{D}

      • Bathing Suit Area

        I’m sure it does read that way to you; everything reads that way to you! You’re a lunatic.

  • Leila Peterson

    Common Core – The Muslim Brotherhood Connection: A Wahhabi State Skypes With Your Children – Connect All Schools http://www.maggiesnotebook.com/2013/08/common-core-the-qatar-connection-a-wahhabi-state-skypes-with-your-children/ … … …

  • SupplyGuy

    I have no sympathy for anyone who sends their children to public school. If you truely care about your children’s education, you will home-school them.
    Eventually, we need to do away w/ public education and make it private again.
    People think public education is free (even though it isn’t) and that’s exactly how they treat it.
    I’ve had plenty of friends that have admitted that they want public school so that they can get away from their kids for a few hours each day. Well, reap what you sow. There is no free lunch.

    • guest

      Thank you! We home school as well. Common core has no place in my child’s education.

      We’ve been at it for over 4 years. It is the best decision we’ve made regarding our children’s education.

  • Deborah Hallsted

    And thus they are led down the yellow brick road, to a “brighter tomorrow”. Tell us how we can take away your rights, “it’s for the children”.

  • unknown

    A great future awaits them at the Ministry of Truth

  • MarkJansen736

    You people are getting bent out of shape for nothing. I think this could be a terrific assignment, with the right guidance. Here are a few amendments for starters.

    The right of the people to keep and bear the same arms possessed by the civilian police for their own personal defense and as defense against tyranny is absolute and shall not be infringed.

    Neither the Congress nor any state may interfere with a person’s right to self defense and the defense of another including one’s family.

    The government shall enact no law requiring a religious institution, including the ancillary departments thereof, to engage in any practice which, in the sole discretion of the leaders of the religious group, offends the religious tenets of the faith.

    The right of the people to pray in public institutions such as schools shall not be infringed.

    The right of the people to speak and participate in the political process includes making contributions of money and shall not be infringed.

    Congress shall enact no law having more than one purpose which shall be stated plainly in the title of the legislation.

    The budget of the federal government shall be balanced except in times of war or other emergency declared by a three-fifths vote of Congress,

    All Acts of Congress requiring the expenditure of public funds shall expire within ten years of enactment.

    The states may override any Act of Congress by a two-thirds vote of the state legislatures.

    The authority of the Supreme Court to review this Constitution shall be limited to interpreting its text and the Supreme Court shall be without authority to construe, expand or diminish the rights enumerated in this Constitution.

    The Supreme Court shall have no authority to strike down any provision of a State Constitution adopted by the people of that state in a referendum.

    Congress shall make no expenditure of funds that is conditional upon the state’s acquiescence to a diminishment of its police powers.

    The federal government shall not own or hold real property except for a public purpose. Real property held vacant and unimproved for more than ten years shall be conclusively presumed to be not for a public purpose and shall be sold at fair market value.

    The power of eminent domain shall not apply to economic development projects that result in the transfer of title from one private party to another private party.

    That should get the kiddies started.

    • MarkJansen736

      Oh, I forgot, one more.

      No Act of Congress shall be deemed a tax except that it bears the word “tax” in the title and text of the legislation.

    • ToyZebra

      Careful. Democrats will just declare civilian police can no longer bear arms.

  • http://www.ScottNeuman.com kickyourace

    let’s have some fun. How many of you know that there are 12 amendment in the Bill of Rights, not 10 and that the Congressional apportionment amendment was ratified in 1792. Google it.

  • KhadijahMuhammad

    If you’ve ever taught 6th grade, you’ll know that all the teacher is going to get back on this assignment is gibberish.

    Thus, the only purpose of the assignment is to “teach” the kids that the Constitution is easily amendable by popular consensus.

    • stuckinIL4now

      Or if a vindictive Prezuhdunce wants it.

  • Jill

    When the prevailing ideology of the statist is to rage against positive liberals and adore a larger-more intrusive federal government that is not constrained by such petty matters as natural rights, I cannot say I am surprised.

  • TDS

    Common Core, a.k.a. Obama Youth Indoctrination

  • Walter Sobchak

    Not only do we need to do some serious cleaning in washington, but we gotta get the damn govt out of our kids schools!

  • stuckinIL4now

    So the kids have “binders” for their Obamaganda? Oh and of course the leftistproglibturds want them to believe the Bill of Rights can be changed by a “special” committee–or better yet, by a “stompy-foot” president-dictator. But I must correct the mother that an “act of Congress” cannot change the Bill of Rights, either. Any amendment must be approved by 3/4s, or 38, of the 50 states (except in Obamaland that would be 43 of the 57 states). Although I’m sure Obama’s “National Revised Bill of Rights Task Force” is currently hard at work in a dimly-lit back room somewhere.

  • Barry A. Brewer

    A smart kid would turn in the assignment refining the so-called “separation of church and state” so there is no ambiguity and affirming the 2nd Amendment with no uncertain terms, removing the typical liberal talking points and say “there, fixed it for ‘today.'”

  • John Thomas “Jack” Ward III

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    “Now I know how George Washington felt when Napoleon beat him at Pearl Harbor” #BeastBoy #TeenTitans

    “Where did you learn your *American History,” on a cereal Box?” #Raven #TeenTitans #Revolution

    Common Core, Ladies and Gentlemen… Jawamax 8<{D}

  • bob

    If your school is not teaching your kids about the bill of rights and the constitution, correctly, if our history is not being taught, if the american revolution has been dropped from their class, then parents take 20 min a week for a class at home to deprogram your kids, and teach them the true meaning of america, and how the greatest country in the world was formed, and how we are a christian nation, regardless of what obama, said we are no longer. don’t let common core brainwash your children, teach them at home about our heritage.

  • RobL_v2

    The President our leftwing schools so adore is obligated to uphold the Constitution. The military serves to protect the Constitution. This action by our schools is treason, nothing less.

    I’d send in the National Guard and shut them down immediate and throw the perpetrators in jail.

    Of course this explains why I’m not president but perhaps why I should be…

    • Bathing Suit Area

      Your paranoid psychosis amuses me.

      • RobL_v2

        Well I’m sure your moniker amuses you too but that’s not saying much…

  • RobL_v2

    If this is Arkansas, just imagine what is going on in Massachusetts, New York, California, New Jersey…

  • Acethepug

    When in doubt, lie. It’s the hammer in the Liberal Toolbox. If they start ACTUALLY teaching about US Government, Obama will be exposed for the tyrant-in-waiting he is immediately — and we cannot endanger President Boyfriend!

  • Margaret Manzi

    Hillsdale College offered an excellent online Constitution course last year. May still be archived.

  • Mark

    Well, let’s see. the 10th has been ignored for about 100 years, so I guess that could go. And how about Quartering Troops since it’s apparently okay for the intelligence services to have complete access to all phone, computer, and tax records. Easy! Do I get an “A”?

  • rambler

    Actually the Bill of Rights might need a little tweaking to clarify the the commerce clause stating “to make regular” doesn’t mean that the gov gets to “regulate” everything it wants and that the “general welfare” is not a license to control the population. I’d get rid of the 16th, 17th and 26th amendments. Stupid people designed Common Core. Stupid people will teach it. Smart people can find ways around it!

    • txglenda

      that’s what amendments are for..if the majority of states approve-not a legislator who votes for campaign/personal $$ gain :)
      the authors of CC are like the “death panels” of Obamacare..

  • txglenda

    The mention of God is condemned in schools , no prayer or faith acknowledged in public…but the same “progressives” who deny God easily push their ideaology of “government”as your saviour, your only choice?

    Not in my heart. Not in my home. Not in my neighborhood-their village.
    Not in my city. Not in my state. Not in my country. Together..we should say Not in this world! ever ..
    … the evil will start in dark corners, out of sight–will grow and knock on your door-our children’s doors..Fight this-educators and parents, please !!

  • ThomasCollins1

    There is s democrat assemblyman in California who wanted to extend voting to 14 year olds.

  • ThomasCollins1

    I think they should prune five:the 14th, 16th, 17th, 19th, and 24th.

  • Jim McCormack

    Send this far and wide. Jeb Bush is pushing Common Core and it’s nothing more than Communist indoctrination

  • L R

    If I was a parent of a school-age child right now, I would work three jobs, if necessary, to put them in private schools!

  • daylight disinfectant

    #CREEPYKITZ: OREGON GOVERNOR WANTS YOUR KIDS WHILE THEY’RE STILL IN THE WOMB
    http://daylightdisinfectant.com/creepykitz-oregon-governor-wants-your-kids-while-theyre-still-in-the-womb/

  • Liberalism is Nonsense

    Since our minds cannot predict their own advance, civilization’s progress depends upon making the most of the circumstances we face.

  • Admiral America

    I’d amend it by adding a property rights amendment that would abolish paying rent on land, aka property taxes.

  • rappini pasta

    Just get common core out of our schools.

  • BACFA

    Funding is based on attendance. Get your kid out of there. #childabuse