Warning Label on Constitution

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. Parents might wish to discuss with their children how views on race, gender, sexuality, ethnicity, and interpersonal relations have changed since this book was written before allowing them to read this classic work."

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15 Responses:

  1. substitute says:

    also "Best before 9/11/2001"

  2. edouardp says:

    Do they publish Bibles?

  3. maximbo says:

    and the copyright

    "All right reserved. Printed in the United States of America. No part of this book may be used or reproduced in any manner without written permission except for brief quotations for review purposes only."

    Warning that appears on Wilder Publications' reprints of the Constitution, the Declaration of Independence and other historical texts.

  4. pozorvlak says:

    Which is of course true - the whole "slaves counting for 3/5 of a person" thing, or women not getting the vote until 1920, for instance - but no doubt there are people who'll get in a huff about it.

    • ctd says:

      I am offended by your stating of historical facts. Please apologize.

      • obreerbo says:

        They should have...but the teachers were too busy preaching about "diversity" and "self-esteem" to, you know, include any actual history.

        Homeschool your kids, people.

        • jwz says:
            Homeschool your kids, people.

          Also print your own money and forge your own steel, because why trust "governments" and "experts".

          • spendocrat says:

            Unlike almost every other professional, teachers have little or no say in the curriculum they teach. The idea that it's experts that choose curriculum is, if you want to be pretty generous, questionable.

            On an unrelated note, how do you feel about the SF Entertainment commission picking your drink menu and choosing the acts that play at your club?

          • kensey says:

            Some things the government and professionals do better than I do, like building roads and running power lines. Some things, however, I do better than the government can (or at least does), and so far from the evidence I've seen, "not being a total failure as a teacher" is one of them.

            It doesn't mean I'll homeschool my kids exclusively, but they're going to get an alternate viewpoint on nearly everything they learn at a minimum, and they'll learn to question and think critically about statements made to them as bald facts.

        • pozorvlak says:

          Or, dually, because the teachers were too busy praising the Founders as all-knowing demigods.

        • greyface says:

          Because, teaching history, without discussions of diversity and ethics will automatically arrive at the conclusions that the warning label is instructing parents to discuss with their parents?

          Well, it's POSSIBLE...

      • pozorvlak says:

        Your userpic says it all.