A Warning Label For The Constitution?

Even though this was a private company who did this, why do I get the feeling that Obama and the Donkeys agree with this?

A small publishing company is under fire after putting warning labels on copies of the U.S. Constitution, Declaration of Independence and other historical documents.

Wilder Publications warns readers of its reprints of the Constitution, the Declaration of Independence, Common Sense, the Articles of Confederation, and the Federalist Papers, among others, that “This book is a product of its time and does not reflect the same values as it would if it were written today.”

The disclaimer goes on to tell parents that they “might wish to discuss with their children how views on race, gender, sexuality, ethnicity, and interpersonal relations have changed since this book was written before allowing them to read this classic work.”

Unshockingly, no one at Wilder Publications would return calls or answer the phone to comment.

I have to wonder how soon the Democrats will deem this a great idea, and do the same over at Charters of Freedom, the official government archives for our founding documents?

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5 Responses to “A Warning Label For The Constitution?”

  1. Bunny Colvin says:

    My copy of the Constitution (the Barnes and Noble reprint) contains no such disclaimer. I suggest that those who are offended by the disclaimer purchase their copies elsewhere. After all, even Screech realizes that this is a PRIVATE company and thus is entitled to add whatever warnings they see fit to their publications. Don’t agree with Wilder Publications? Good, buy your books from someone else and this company will suffer financially. This is the freedom of choice of the American consumer that most logical people accept and celebrate.

    I see no problem with the disclaimer. After all, Art. I Sec. 2 refers to slaves as three fifths of a person. Please explain to me how pointing out to children that “views on race, gender, sexuality, ethnicity, and interpersonal relations have changed” since this was written is a problem. Or are you of the opinion that a black American is three fifths of a person?

  2. Otter says:

    Funny thing. I was thinking of that ‘three-fifths of a person’ thing just this morning. And you know what?

    If they had been counted as full persons, the increase in population numbers would have ensured SLAVERY extending into other territories.

    And that is the ONLY reason it was done that way. To prevent slavery from being expanded.

    But don’t let THE TRUTH get in the way of your racist fantasies, reasic.

  3. Bunny Colvin says:

    Thanks for the middle school history lesson, Squatter. But I didn’t need it. I’m well aware of the three fifths compromise.

    What I was saying (clearly, though I’ll try to “dumb it down” so even you’ll understand), is that I don’t see a problem this disclaimer because it’s for parents of CHILDREN. Should children be taught (without prior explanation) that anyone is 3/5ths of a person?

  4. gitarcarver says:

    I see no problem with the disclaimer.

    The disclaimer makes it seem as if the Constitution is irrelevant for today’s world.

    I agree that the company has a right to put whatever they want on the book. Those who disagree with the warning are free to call them the idiots they are.

  5. Otter says:

    So you prefer the RACIST explanation to the truth, eh, you stupid liberal? Typical.

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