By CABPRO Staff
According to a World Net Daily article written by Chelsea Schilling, "Look what they're erasing from U.S. history!" on February 11, 2010, The Texas State Board of Education comprised of only 15 people will vote on whether to revise U.S. textbooks to omit references to Daniel Boone, Gen. George Patton, Nathan Hale, Columbus Day and Christmas. It will also vote on a proposal to substitute the term "American" with "global citizen" – stating that students need to be shaped "for responsible citizenship in a global society" without any mention of citizenship in American society.
Mathew Staver, founder and chairman of Liberty Counsel, is warning Americans to speak up before only eight people, with a majority vote, have a chance to literally rewrite American history. He appeared on the "Huckabee Show" to explain why the board's vote matters to the rest of America. Staver said Texas and California are the two largest textbook purchasers in the nation. "Whatever textbooks they select affect the rest of the country because publishers publish those kinds of books, and the rest of the country follows," he said. But because of California's budget crisis, the state hasn't been able to purchase as many new textbooks, he explained. So the default is Texas. "So when this 15-member board – eight people of that will make a majority – make a decision, it will affect the entire nation," Staver said. Those eight people could decide what children will learn in various other parts of the country. He warns, one proposal suggests take the Declaration of Independence and literally erasing God from its Preamble. "A lot of the history – particularly religious history or patriotic history and American exceptionalism – all of that will simply be removed if people around the country don't speak up," he said.
The Texas State Board of Education's next meeting is in March, and the final reading and adoption of the social studies guidelines will be in May.
If you are concerned and want your voice to be heard about the rewriting of our history you can email all 15 board members by sending it to them: firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note that this e-mail address automatically distributes to all 15 board members so there is no need to send it more than just once.