Textbook Rewrites the Second Amendment

Michael Krieger highlights a discovery The Daily Paul made about a U.S. history textbook used in a Texas high school that rewrites the second amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

The real second amendment reads:

A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.

Whereas the textbook describes the amendment as:

The people have the right to keep and bear arms in a state militia.

See for yourself:

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What’s the difference between the two? The Daily Paul explains:

A militia is a body of citizens enrolled for military service, and called out periodically for drill but serving full time only in emergencies. It’s a common man army of citizens, NOT soldiers. The citizens are called up in emergencies to protect the free State.

The 2nd Amendment says that a militia is necessary to protect a free State, so in order to be able to have a militia, the citizens have a natural right to keep and bear arms and the government cannot infringe on that right.

The textbook version implies that we’re only allowed to keep and bear arms if we’re in a State militia, a clear misrepresentation of the 2nd Amendment.

 

 

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