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Senate bill would require teaching all NC schoolchildren conservative foreign policy principles

[This post has been updated] No, that headline is not a typo. The Senate Education Committee passed a bill this afternoon with less than two minutes of discussion that would require the following items to be taught in American history classes in the state:

  • Constitutional limitations on government power to tax and spend and prompt payment of public debt.
  • Money with intrinsic value.
  • Strong defense and supremacy of civil authority over military.
  • Peace, commerce, and honest friendship with all nations, entangling alliances with none.
  • Eternal vigilance by “We the People.”

And after this, look a for a proposal to require students to be taught the 800 number for investing in Glenn Beck’s latest gold scam.

That 800 number might also be useful for deciphering what in the heck such a bizarre set of requirements even means.

5 Comments


  1. gregflynn

    April 28, 2015 at 3:06 pm

    Of course it’s based on ALEC model legislation: “Founding Philosophy and Principles Act”.

  2. Rob Schofield

    April 28, 2015 at 3:55 pm

    The committee “discussion” of the measure was an embarrassment. Sen. Stein briefly pursued the matter what was meant by “money with intrinsic value” by asking whether that was some idea out of the Federalist Papers. The sponsor assured him that it was and that was that. Heaven help us.

  3. Linda Scher

    April 28, 2015 at 5:18 pm

    I look forward eagerly to reading about NC school
    children’s conservative foreign policy principles. Since
    our state remains fairly unclear about a wide variety of foreign and local policy principles, one wonders what these NC foreign policy principles might be. I agree completely with the cogent remarks of the person who wrote “Heaven Help Us” to which I say I sure hope heaven can help us but frankly I have some doubts.

  4. LayintheSmakDown

    April 29, 2015 at 1:35 pm

    This would be a great step, one topic to offset all the leftist progressive concepts being taught is finally going in the right direction. Dont get too upset though, it will be hard to offset the teachings that are espoused in every corner that government is what all should rely on with no limits on it’s power, money is just to be borrowed, citizens should bow down to government power and be willing to be controlled by the military, we as citizens should have no say any longer and we should trust the central planners.
    ….
    I can see why there is an outcry here as freedom and self sufficiency goes opposite of the government reliance for all that is preached here

  5. LayintheSmakDown

    April 29, 2015 at 1:37 pm

    Rob, re-reading your comment. That is why there needs to be some education on founding documents. The concepts have been ignored (on purpose) for so long that the sheeple don’t have any idea what the US really stands for.

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