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In case you're feeling contemplative on this most gracious of days, here's another side to the story.

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History is so much more interesting

than what schools teach. I think a lot more children would want to learn history if they had the full picture presented.

It's also remarkable how the Puritan values still cling to society; so strong a sense of entitlement and self righteousness still present in America.

Progressives are the true conservatives.

I found that link

after searching through scores of others, each with its own slightly different take on the subject. This particular framing seemed especially well-presented.

Gotta love TJ

I'm planning to visit Monticello this spring. Never been there.

Land Grabs

have a depressingly similar script don't they? And it remains true even if, as they say, history is written by the winners.

-b

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There cannot fail to be more kinds of things, as nature grows further disclosed. - Sir Francis Bacon

They seem to be teaching this stuff...

...a little better in school these days, at least in our relatively progressive district. One of my middle schoolers learned a little about manifest destiny, and it wasn't presented as 100% hunky dory -- probably due to the particular teacher he has, though, not the official curriculum, I bet. The fact that he has Mexican kids in his class makes it somewhat poignant..

On the other hand, Thanksgiving is only really taught to younger kids, and in the same way we all learned the story.

Thanks for posting this.

Mee, too ! I'm planning to

Mee, too ! I'm planning to visit Monticello this spring...

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Fun!

Maybe we'll run into each other and never know it!

Isn't life weird?