On a federal website dedicated to preserving the nation’s historical documents, a trigger warning has just been placed on the U.S. Constitution – by our own government. And how many Americans do you think know about this story?
British Prime Minister, Winston Churchill once said, “A nation that forgets its past has no future,” while others have paraphrased this idea and say that those who fail to learn from history are doomed to repeat it.
But this disturbing story goes beyond simply forgetting history. This is about the left in America despising our history. They hate our country so much they harshly criticize our past and their only solution is to deconstruct America.
They redefine and tout diversity, equality, equity, inclusion, and of course, tolerance. But they conveniently ignore the fact that the realities of 18th century America include social conditions that no longer exist! You might argue ‘maybe they didn’t know.’ If that’s the case, then shame on the liberal education system!
Every September 17 is and was Constitution Day, which was a day set aside to remember the brave men and their families who risked their lives to establish a country of religious freedom, and then gathered in 1787 to improve the Articles of Confederation.
Fortunately, rather than try to improve the Articles of Confederation, they came up with a brand-new governing document — our US Constitution. Yes, the very same document about which you can find a trigger warning at the National Archives.
Those men who gathered in Philadelphia just a decade after the War for Independence were farmers, lawyers, military men, and leaders in their respective states. Most were married with children. A couple had even signed the Declaration of Independence.
The National Archives and Record Administration (NARA) is a federal agency that basically acts as a keeper of government documents for legal or historical reasons.
If you’re looking for the original Constitution, you can go to the National Archives Catalog and view it. And right there, at the top of the page you’ll now see this warning: Harmful Language Alert.” Of course, they provide a helpful statement on what they consider potentially harmful language.
In an article at The Daily Citizen asking why the federal government put a warning on the U.S. Constitution, they list the offenses you might suffer by reading it. The famous document may:
- reflect racist, sexist, …misogynistic, 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 …policies.
Apparently, woke government minions decided that we needed a trigger warning in order to read the documents that helped establish the foundation of our exceptional country. A committee was formed at the National Archives to identify problematic issues, you know, things most students on college campuses are also concerned about.
One of the recommendations by the committee is to “create a road map for correcting harmful language” and correct descriptions on many of our historical documents. This begs the question: what are their plans after the proposed “road map” is created, and can these people be trusted to use accurate and honest descriptions of our documents?
Ironically, this story broke the very same week Constitution Day was supposed to be remembered in America. I checked a few of my calendars and it’s not mentioned. Of course, this doesn’t change what the documents say or mean, but these apparent efforts to criticize, minimize, or sanitize this country’s history must be noted here.
Don’t trust the government, schools, media, or movie industry to portray or teach the truth about our history, especially when the left wants to change, dismantle, or reset our nation – due in part to the biblical worldview we were founded upon. With all that’s happening it may be too late at this point, but it’s up to concerned citizens, church leaders and parents to take seriously the honor and responsibility to pass down the great heritage of America to our children.