Texas Will Keep Teaching Kids That Moses Influenced the Founding of America
I wrote a Mytake on this sometime back:
Texas Rewriting history. One milestone at a time...= Texas Rewriting history. One milestone at a time...
And now. We revisit it..
So Moses was one of the founding members of America..
But since its Thanksgiving..
The answer to that question is no one really knows for sure. President George Washington’s first presidential proclamation recognized a Thanksgiving holiday to be celebrated in late November 1789. Whether that act in itself was an executive order, in a modern sense, is up for debate.
But I digress. Texas thinks Moses did more than the founding fathers.
We reported in September on the board’s preliminary vote, which recommended keeping Moses and removing Hillary Clinton from the overall curriculum. Ultimately, the board decided to keep Clinton and Moses, despite a working group recommending removal of the latter.
Yes folks. Moses...
This is their argument:
“In the United States, the most common book in any household in this time period was in fact the Bible, and people who didn’t necessarily believe in religion as such … still had a great knowledge of the Bible. In referencing Moses in the time period, they would have known who Moses was and that Moses was the law-giver,” said board member Pat Hardy, R-Fort Worth.
Other Republican members said that keeping Moses in the curriculum is legal, citing a Supreme Court ruling in favor of displaying the Ten Commandments on the Texas Capitol grounds.
So basically, you are rewriting history. Again. Or making history to conform what you believe it should be.
Two government textbooks include misleading information that undermines the Constitutional concept of the separation of church and state.