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TribBlog: History with Chuck Norris!

"Don't mess with Texas ... textbooks," Norris orders liberals.

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The State Board of Education circus continues, as Chuck Norris weighs in on the side of the board. Early reports of liberals perishing en masse from roundhouse kicks can't yet be confirmed.

Not surprising is the full range of progressive issues that liberals want the SBOE to include, from emphasizing equity and tolerance for all minorities to erasing key conservative figures and events from history and whitewashing the Judeo-Christian convictions of our Founders.

Liberals and progressives complain that conservatives are hijacking the curriculum process and modifying textbooks to fit their ideological whims. But the history of textbook alterations clearly has proved it is the liberals who have changed the course and content of curricula and textbook production. Conservatives have been largely the guardians or preservationists of tradition. Progressives have changed curricula content to pacify the politically correct and adopt what they value today and want others to value tomorrow.

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