Posted 5 years ago on Jan. 26, 2012, 12:26 p.m. EST by DKAtoday
from Coon Rapids, MN
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To deny the past is to leave the door open for repeat horrors.
In response to a request here is the text of the petition:
Overview : Target: Tennessee State Legislators Sponsored by: Care2.com
Members of the Tennessee Tea Party are lobbying to erase any instances of slavery or genocide from history books in order to prevent the reputation of the founding fathers from being tarnished.
The audacity of this action alone is absurd. Part of the reason why students learn history is so that they can learn about the mistakes the United States has made and prevent them from ever happening again.
Omitting slavery from history is equivalent to erasing segregation, Jim Crow laws, and the entire Civil War! Slavery is a huge part of American history whether the Tennessee Tea Party wants to admit it or not. Tell the Tennessee Representatives to veto this ridiculous action!
Petition text : Dear Tennessee Representatives,
Slavery cannot be erased from American history. You must stop the motions made by the Tennessee Tea Party to erase slavery and genocide from history books immediately!
There is no possible way you can give an accurate account of American history without including the mistakes made by the Founding Fathers in the past.
(Your Comments Here)
Stop the Tennessee Tea Party from passing trying to omit slavery and genocide from American history in attempts to "save face" for the Founding Fathers of America.