Trigger Warning on American Founding Documents

Trigger Warning on American Founding Documents The Garrett Ashley Mullet Show

The National Archives online catalogue is now putting trigger warnings on America’s founding documents, according to reporting from September 8, 2021 by Emily Zanotti at The Daily Wire.

Historical materials and documents – including, but not limited to our Declaration of IndependenceConstitution, and Bill of Rights – which may contain “harmful language” have been given a trigger warning at the top of the page if they, and I quote:

“[Reflect] racist, sexist, ableist, misogynistic/misogynoir, and xenophobic opinions and attitudes; be discriminatory towards or exclude diverse views on sexuality, gender, religion, and more; include graphic content of historical events such as violent death, medical procedures, crime, wars/terrorist acts, natural disasters and more; demonstrate bias and exclusion in institutional collecting and digitizing policies.”

As the DW piece by Zanotti points out toward the end, one of the recommendations provided by a little noticed report from a National Archives task force suggesting major changes included providing context to the rotunda for the building for the National Archives in Washington, DC through ‘dance or performance art in the space that invites dialogue about the ways that the United States has mythologized the founding era.’

The Issue is the Revolution

Setting aside the patent absurdity of dance and performance art in the rotunda being used to undermine and desecrate America’s founding, is it too much to ask for more specificity here? What specifically is the “harmful language” being warned about by our own nation’s bureaucratic recordkeepers? Where is this alleged racism, sexism, ableism, misogyny, misogynoir, or xenophobia?

But then that is not first and foremost the point. And as David Horowitz has put it, “the issue is not the issue; the issue is the revolution.” 

The revolution here is not first and foremost about all of these forms of alleged discrimination. The revolution is about tearing down our nation’s founding, and we should all be concerned by what will fill the vacuum.

As a brief aside, it would be an interesting exercise to task the folks at NARA with rewriting our nation’s founding documents to their likings, and seeing what they come up with.

But in all seriousness, this story underscores the great need to pull our children out of the public education system, and homeschool them. Teach your children at home about civics, political science, philosophy, history, critical thinking, and theology. Teach the next generation to be able to govern when this all falls apart, because there is no sustainability to our nation being governed and ruled by persons and parties who resent and despise America.

Either we select new leadership and a new government for ourselves which actually loves this country, or else it is only a matter of time before some other more self-confident and assertive nation takes us over and rules us from elsewhere.

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