Tuesday, March 2, 2010


This book is a product of its time and does not reflect the same values as it would if it were written today. Parents 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.”

The above was printed in an edition of The Federalist Papers.

I don't know about you, but I highly doubt most parents have the education levels or reading comprehension to read the beautifully worded justifications for the way our government was set up that our Founding Fathers put together, much less that any children would be interested in reading those documents. And I don't think I'd have much of a problem with my son reading them when he comes to a point where he can read and comprehend them. The values, morals, and behavioral standards held by our Founding Fathers are, with few exceptions (like the treatment of other races, and the withholding of rights from women), far better than those of today.

To tell you God's honest truth, modern (nonexistent) values, (lack of) morals and (low) behavioral standards should be what comes with a disclaimer. Perhaps this one would work:

"Warning: indulging in moral relativism, transnational progressivism, socialism, promiscuity, homosexuality, or any other behavior advocated by the political left is unhealthy for the mental, physical, emotional, sexual, and/or spiritual well-being of any who practice said behavior. Talk to your children about the values and morals that they should have that were demonstrated by our Christian Founding Fathers when they created the framework of government for this great nation."

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