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What's your reaction to Tennessee Tea Party members' push for the removal from textbooks of historical accounts that might put Founding Fathers in an unfavorable light, for example, owning slaves?

February 9, 2011

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Austin Harris ( in Tonganoxie) says...

“I don't think that the government should change or hide parts of history, no matter how bad it may be.”

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Mike McClellan ( in Tonganoxie) says...

“The problem with history is that it comes with the ‘good, bad, and ugly’ of human endeavors. This leads many to feel threatened by the faults of those who we consider to be great; as though greatness is some how diminished by the frailty of humanity. We must always be on guard for those who would seek to hide what is historic in a half-truth, and mature enough to accept greatness —warts and all. How else can we strive for greatness ourselves without accepting first the faults of humanity?”

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Lisa Christensen ( in Tonganoxie) says...

“I have to be honest and say that I am no fan of the Tea Party, so this new push doesn't surprise me. My feeling is that some of our Founding Fathers did own slaves, and we did intrude on the Indians, so this type of information should remain in our history books.”

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