Archive for May 7th, 2010

Just so you know. So you can cover the eyes of the children and all.

[And, to protect myself from the charge that I don’t pass along important information that can protect you and your family from things that can cause irreparable harm]

The new edition of the U. S. Constitution, the Declaration of Independence, and the Articles of Confederation published by Wilder Publications, carries this very helpful “warning” in the front:

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.

Whoa. Thanks guys. I’ve been terrified thinking that people might actually be taking the Constitution at face value — I mean, reading it as if it was the law of the land or something. But even I haven’t thought about printing a “warning label” in the front to make the danger clear!

Yeah, I know — like, DUH! right?

[HT: The Cato Institute via Julie Anderson]

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