I must admit that I am not as familiar with this document as I should be, but after browsing the internet I managed to find the complete text.
Then I entered the twilight zone.
I found a strange string of articles that seemed to point to the US Constitution as being somewhat controversial.
It even seems that law enforcement officers are informed that quoting the Constitution is reason to believe someone is a terrorist! The following law enforcement brochure informs officers that:
If you encounter any of the following call the Joint Terrorism task force.The brochure goes on to list various terrorist warning signs. Included among the terrorist characteristics are making reference to the Constitution and defending the Constitution. Here is the front and back of the police handout.
I am sure that this is just a rough outline for officers to follow and they would use common sense when choosing who was actually a terrorist threat, right?
But after seeing this video shot earlier this week of a woman being arrested for reading the second amendment in front of the capital building, I am beginning to rethink my assumption.
If you watch the video you will notice that the women being arrested are not Arabs, skin-heads or hippies. Nor do they even look threatening--more like grandmas actually! They appear to be wearing cheerfully pink "red-hat society"-like clothes.
Oh, well, I guess this is their fault for not keeping their old lady traps shut! They just need to shut-up and start loving this war like everyone else!
Perhaps I should not teach the kids about the US Constitution, it seems that the knowledge of such a document may be dangerous to them.
Or maybe I just shouldn't bother teaching it to them because the Constitution is about as useful as a piece of toilet paper these days.