Texas Education Board Includes Moses With Founding Fathers In Social Studies Curriculum

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Texas Education Board Includes Moses With Founding Fathers In Social Studies Curriculum

Post by Monster » Tue Sep 18, 2018 3:09 pm

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Despite recommendations from experts, the GOP controlled Texas State Board of Education just voted to include Moses with the founding father in statewide social studies curriculum.

The stupid, it burns.

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In a disappointing development for historical accuracy and the education of children, dishonest Christian conservatives on the GOP controlled Texas State Board of Education have successfully forced a false historical narrative into public schools; a narrative that portray Moses as an influence on the founding fathers and the U.S. Constitution; a narrative that portrays the Old Testament as the root of democracy.
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Re: Texas Education Board Includes Moses With Founding Fathers In Social Studies Curriculum

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Re: Texas Education Board Includes Moses With Founding Fathers In Social Studies Curriculum

Post by ElectricMonk » Tue Sep 18, 2018 3:20 pm

To make space for Moses, they had to drop any reference to Hillary Clinton and Helen Keller.

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Post by gorgeous » Tue Sep 18, 2018 3:28 pm

must mean the influence of the 10 commandments on founding fathers...most were Christians......btw...the grey aliens implied they created Moses....they said... "we had some success with the man you call Moses".....
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Post by gorgeous » Tue Sep 18, 2018 3:31 pm

wiki----. Among the Presidents of the United States known to have used the symbolism of Moses were Harry S. Truman, Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush and Barack Obama, who referred to his supporters as "the Moses generation."[113] -------------------On July 4, 1776, immediately after the Declaration of Independence was officially passed, the Continental Congress asked John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, and Benjamin Franklin to design a seal that would clearly represent a symbol for the new United States. They chose the symbol of Moses leading the Israelites to freedom.[122] The Founding Fathers of the United States inscribed the words of Moses on the Liberty Bell: "Proclaim Liberty thro' all the Land to all the Inhabitants thereof." (Leviticus 25 --------------------Benjamin Franklin, in 1788, saw the difficulties that some of the newly independent American states were having in forming a government, and proposed that until a new code of laws could be agreed to, they should be governed by "the laws of Moses," as contained in the Old Testament.[124] He justified his proposal by explaining that the laws had worked in biblical times: "The Supreme Being… having rescued them from bondage by many miracles, performed by his servant Moses, he personally delivered to that chosen servant, in the presence of the whole nation, a constitution and code of laws for their observance.[125]

John Adams, 2nd President of the United States, stated why he relied on the laws of Moses over Greek philosophy for establishing the United States Constitution: "As much as I love, esteem, and admire the Greeks, I believe the Hebrews have done more to enlighten and civilize the world. Moses did more than all their legislators and philosophers.[116] Swedish historian Hugo Valentin credited Moses as the "first to proclaim the rights of man."[126 -------------------Moses is depicted in several U.S. government buildings because of his legacy as a lawgiver. In the Library of Congress stands a large statue of Moses alongside a statue of the Paul the Apostle. Moses is one of the 23 lawgivers depicted in marble bas-reliefs in the chamber of the U.S. House of Representatives in the United States Capitol. The plaque's overview states: "Moses (c. 1350–1250 B.C.) Hebrew prophet and lawgiver; transformed a wandering people into a nation; received the Ten Commandments."[144]

The other twenty-two figures have their profiles turned to Moses, which is the only forward-facing bas-relief.[145][146]

Moses appears eight times in carvings that ring the Supreme Court Great Hall ceiling. His face is presented along with other ancient figures such as Solomon, the Greek god Zeus and the Roman goddess of wisdom, Minerva. The Supreme Court Building's east pediment depicts Moses holding two tablets. Tablets representing the Ten Commandments can be found carved in the oak courtroom doors, on the support frame of the courtroom's bronze gates and in the library woodwork.
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Re: Texas Education Board Includes Moses With Founding Fathers In Social Studies Curriculum

Post by Gord » Tue Sep 18, 2018 9:30 pm

gorgeous wrote:must mean the influence of the 10 commandments on founding fathers...most were Christian
Wrong: https://www.britannica.com/topic/The-Fo ... ty-1272214
...Although orthodox Christians participated at every stage of the new republic, Deism influenced a majority of the Founders. The movement opposed barriers to moral improvement and to social justice. It stood for rational inquiry, for skepticism about dogma and mystery, and for religious toleration. Many of its adherents advocated universal education, freedom of the press, and separation of church and state. If the nation owes much to the Judeo-Christian tradition, it is also indebted to Deism, a movement of reason and equality that influenced the Founding Fathers to embrace liberal political ideals remarkable for their time.
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Post by scrmbldggs » Tue Sep 18, 2018 9:33 pm

They need school supplies that set the record straight - etched into everything available. :-P
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Post by scrmbldggs » Tue Sep 18, 2018 9:33 pm

And also vote blue henceforth...
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Re: Texas Education Board Includes Moses With Founding Fathers In Social Studies Curriculum

Post by Matthew Ellard » Wed Sep 19, 2018 2:02 am

gorgeous wrote:.the grey aliens implied they created Moses....they said... "we had some success with the man you call Moses".....
You first made this up in 2017. We asked you to link us to anyone who made this claim. You ran away as you are the only person who ever posted this quote, anywhere on the internet. There is no one else claiming anything about aliens and Moses at all.
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Re: Texas Education Board Includes Moses With Founding Fathers In Social Studies Curriculum

Post by scrmbldggs » Wed Sep 19, 2018 2:08 am

Looks like someone edited their Vodka bottle out of that image before you got your hands on it, Matthew. :lol:
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Re: Texas Education Board Includes Moses With Founding Fathers In Social Studies Curriculum

Post by TJrandom » Wed Sep 19, 2018 3:34 am

I thought she was threatening to grab her tits... :?

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Post by Matthew Ellard » Wed Sep 19, 2018 6:28 am

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Post by TJrandom » Wed Sep 19, 2018 6:30 am

Not even tempted....