September 27, 2023

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Who wrote “We the People,” and who are “We” anyway?

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Too many political leaders and some of our fellow Coloradans oppose teaching our children the true history of our country, about how we began, how far we have come, and how far we still have to go. Happy to raise the U.S. Constitution as a shield, they claim to understand what our “founding fathers” originally intended. 

But what if they knew the author, Gouverneur Morris, of the Constitution’s first words, “We the People,” was an outspoken abolitionist? Would teaching that historical fact trigger the book banners, school board protesters and angry social media mobs who frame their actions with the false premise of protecting our children?

What the book banners and curriculum rewriters also miss — or perhaps it’s what triggers them — is that “our…

Tom Cosgrove

2023-09-17 01:30:00

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