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OPINION: Were Our Nation’s Founding Fathers So Bad? Why Does the National Archives Warn of Their ‘Harmful’ Historic Documents

Posted on Friday, September 10, 2021
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WASHINGTON, DC, Sep 10 — History is history.  Try as you might, giving it a new name or “canceling” the facts is not going to change anything.  What happened, happened.  Perhaps the folks who are supposed to be the guardians of American history at the National Archives and Records Administration [NARA] need this reminder because their latest tweaking of its policies regarding online access shows how senselessly “woke” they are.  Their headline suggests that the NARA Website contains what they call “Potentially Harmful Content”.

Here is the new warning they provide:

What harmful or difficult content may be found in the National Archives Catalog and our web pages?

Some items may:

  • reflect racist, sexist, ableist, misogynistic/misogynoir, and xenophobic opinions and attitudes;
  • be discriminatory towards or exclude diverse views on sexuality, gender, religion, and more;
  • include graphic content of historical events such as violent death, medical procedures, crime, wars/terrorist acts, natural disasters and more;
  • demonstrate bias and exclusion in institutional collecting and digitization policies.

Someone once said that there are no bad words, only bad intentions.  The woke-meister himself, Adolph Hitler, the master of bad intentions, knew that, and that’s why he burned books.  He knew that tomes that told the truth, using words that might be uplifting, hopeful, and personally beneficial by offering a different outlook on life and politics, needed to be banned.  It would seem that the woke folk of the 21st Century are like-minded.  Why else would they be desperately seeking to redefine words for our younger generations?  Their end game is to weaponize words and phrases for younger generations so that as they grow older, they will adhere to a more politically socialist discipline.

The word “woke” is an awkwardly tainted way to say awake or awaken in the sense as it might apply to political and social correctness.  For example, if you are not “woke,” you might think that the word “equity” means simply “the quality of being fair and impartial” or giving everyone a fair shake in life.  But in wokeland, it means giving everybody an equal share of the “social-economic pie.”  Sort of like having a social awakening.

Peter Franklin, Associate Editor of an online publication called, UnHerd, compares the woke generation to the political correctness generations of the 60s, 70s, and 80s and the computer generations of the 80s and 90s.  They came and went, so will the era of “wokeness:”

“Clearly, wokeness appeals to people with legitimate complaints against the status quo — especially younger people. But in focusing on extremely generalized theories of injustice rather than specific, fixable failures in the system, the contemporary Left is singularly useless as an agent of practical change … Indeed, the more that the elites adopt woke ideology to distract attention from these failures, the sooner that the young will realize they’ve been had — and the sooner they’ll move on to the next protest movement.”

In other words, all you woke folks can go back to sleep.

 

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Jeff
Jeff
2 years ago

Woke=Insanity. This is just so destructive and devisive.

Valerie
Valerie
2 years ago

Vph
I think all these woke folks need to be taken to the woodshed! They need to be introduced to the board of education that many parents used to educate their woke offspring into understanding their ideas were going in the wrong direction. I’m sure the offspring felt their education every time they sat down!!

Gaye
Gaye
2 years ago

If people would read the books from the era of our forefathers they would see the desire to build a Christian nation and to treat everyone equal. People want to judge former eras by todays standards. There was a big argument back when our nation was being founded about freeing slaves. Slavery has been a big problem and has many times been argued since Bible times!! The woke people should wake up, there are more slaves in the world now than back then!!! Owned by Muslims!

Jeanette
Jeanette
2 years ago

feels like reading about the communist manifesto. good grief, our forefathers to grandfathers would be rolling in their graves! We have to stop this insanity and bring back America.

Jaz
Jaz
2 years ago

This is progressing just like a certain Union of Soviet———— Republics and their authoritarian brothers (comrades?) who burst on the scene in the 1930’s in Germany.

Goebbels

AjB
AjB
2 years ago

Woke is just another form of entitlement for people who think they deserve everything for nothing!

John Kuehne
John Kuehne
2 years ago

We forget that our country was based upon religious principles. I believe George Washington and Adams and Jefferson and a few others of our founding fathers all realized that when this country, this Republic lost its religious and moral direction it would collapse. That my friend is exactly what we see now. Christ wrote it, as it was in the day of Noah, so shall also the coming of the son of man be. For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, Marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noah entered into the ark and knew not until the flood came and took them all away so shall also the coming of the son of man be. Isn’t that where we are today. Nothing but lies and cheats and corruption. Lawlessness and the elite that run the government think they’re above the law and brazenly flaunt it. Christ calls them hypocrites and that is exactly what they are. It’s the old adage do as I say not as I do!

Stephen Russell
Stephen Russell
2 years ago

Shall we store documents in Area 51 NV?
& display copies for Public

Roe
Roe
2 years ago

They can’t bring in Resident Biden’s “Build Back Better” (Communist Globalism) without tearing down every aspect of America. They know they the can just lie to people who either don’t know or don’t care about American history and who won’t remember how good America, the Constitution, and liberty were until a few years after they’ve destroyed them – when it’s too late..

James Charles
James Charles
2 years ago

Can we put a name

Lover of AMERICA!
Lover of AMERICA!
2 years ago

The sooner the “WOKE” generation goes to sleep, THE BETTER! GET REAL PEOPLE!

Keith S. Clark
Keith S. Clark
2 years ago

Obviously they hired some flaming idiots.

James Charles
James Charles
2 years ago

Can we ha.ve a name of the person or persons at the National archives who posted this this warning

DEAN
DEAN
2 years ago

TRUMP WON! sleepy joe and kameltoe need to go!

Rik
Rik
2 years ago

Beware of anyone willing to “give” you something for nothing, for in doing so you are “obligated” to return the favor as in “repaying by your servitude” to your “benefactor”! … which soon becomes “slavery” through your “dependence” on your benefactor!

Kyle Buy you some guns,and learn how to shoot
Kyle Buy you some guns,and learn how to shoot
2 years ago

How do these nuts get a foothold in such as this to start with. ???? Kyle L..

Tom
Tom
2 years ago

Hitler burned books that were by communist and Frankfurt school mostly. No one is taught the communist’s insurrections during WWI and after that almost destroyed Germany after causing problems for Germany to loose WWI.

John
John
2 years ago

Our Founding Fathers had it right the first time. There is no need to change a damn thing. The Constitution and the Bill of Rights are the very foundation of this nation. Changing names is for the woke feeble minded. Not for the rest of us that are willing to stand in front of the enemy and demand they stand down as we will not.

Roger
Roger
2 years ago

These people are not “woke”. They are morally retarded, and I mean that in the sense their morality is twisted, messed up, and morally evil. We are in struggle of Good versus Evil. Choose which side you’re on – They have already chosen to side with Evil.

Joyce Gibson
Joyce Gibson
2 years ago

I am so sick and tired of Washington calling our founding fathers out for “supposed” wrongs. The Declaration of Independence the Constitution and the Amendments thereto have served this Country well for over 200 years and now our “government” is trying to say that there are errors therein. It is now the founding fathers that were wrong – it is our present “government” that is incorrect. If we don’t soon get the democrats out of office, we are not going to have a country. Each day I get more worried,.

Michael Taylor
Michael Taylor
2 years ago

Oh what a joy it would be to be able to review what future historians would have to say about these self-centered, spoiled, entitled, know-it-alls! The founding fathers put together a system of government that has stood the test of time … funny but, I can’t think of a single thing these self anointed civil rights activists have done that makes them believe they have done anything to promote the general welfare of this nation, much less the world. At this rate their most lasting accomplishment will be the extinction of the human race.

Garye
Garye
2 years ago

America’s history is a story if the Greatest Country ever!!!
Only the democrat communists, leftist loonies, racist haters want the story destroyed.
These failures are losers in life, ignorant of truth and a scourge on Our Country.
THEY are what needs to be erased and exposed for what they are.
If America us SO bad, just leave!!

LiamL
LiamL
2 years ago

Many Americans have become ‘woke’ to what the Dems and deepstaters really are, the 4th Reich.

Catherine McCabe
Catherine McCabe
2 years ago

Our Republic is in deep trouble.

Veteran
Veteran
2 years ago

Those who came up with the lie that our Constitution is a “living document” did so with the intent to morph and twist it into an unrecognizable pretzel over time to justify violations of religious liberty such as the Johnson amendment, and prohibiting prayer in school, as well as public displays of faith, to justify abortion, homosexual marriage, violations of due process in the forms of “hate crime” legislation, “red flag” laws, and now constitutionalized racism in the form of “critical race theory”. What our Constitution is is the foundational law of our Republic upon which all other laws have to be based, rooted in the founding fathers recognition that our rights are not granted by the government but originate from God, the God of Christians and Jews, that those rights are non negotiable, or open to abridgement, and that the federal government is an entity with limited powers granted by the states and subject to supervision by the states because it is their creation, and the people of the United States are the overall authority because they appoint the state governments. The Constitution is the Supreme Law of the Land because it is the country’s rock foundation, not a as the left claims a “living, breathing” document that can be molded and morphed into whatever the current regime wants it to be, if that were the case it would be meaningless and open to countless ad hoc revision until it looses all resemblance to the marvellous document that it is and which empowers the people by guaranteeing their rights without being up for grabs every two, or four years. The biggest threat to our Constitution is the people’s ignorance of the true character of this magnificent deed to our rights who instead buy into the good sounding but maliciously intentioned slogan of the “living, breathing document” that would open it up to circumvention, and destruction. I for one swore an oath to “uphold, and defend” the Constitution when I joined the Army and will not see it violated, slandered, or circumvented.

Art
Art
2 years ago

WHO IS DAVID S. FERRIERO ????????????? THE NATIONAL ARCHIVES DIRECTOR!!!!!!!!!!!!! APPROVED UNDER THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION!!!!!!!!
WHO DO YOU THINK IS PUSHING THIS AGENDA????? WOKEAMANIACS HAVE NOW DECLARED WAR ON OUR FOUNDING DOCUMENTS AND THE MENTAL STATE AND BELIEFS OF OUR FOUNDING FATHERS. AT THIS POINT YOU CAN’T AND WON’T FIND THOSE OF THE GUTS AND MENTAL ABILITIES OF THOSE PEOPLE. YES THEY ARE MAINLY MENTIONED AS MEN BUT WOMEN LIKE ABIGAIL ADAMS HAD GREAT INFLUENCE. I FIND THAT ANYONE THAT HAS MENTAL STRESS BECAUSE OF THESE DOCUMENTS THAT ALLOW YOU TO HAVE MENTAL STRESS DESERVING OF YOUR FEELINGS IS A PURE BRED ________.

Harry Ivan
Harry Ivan
2 years ago

Liberal, freedom-hating dirtbags that were put in place by Obama and unfortunately never removed by Trump! Biggest mistake of his Presidency was NOT cleaning house from top to bottom of every rat that was put on the payroll!!!

Scott Berg
Scott Berg
2 years ago

Realistically they are’ and have been, trying to get rid of as many of U.S. the old guard” in any way they possibly can other than outright murder” to make room and way for the insanity of socialism in order to line the pockets of the globalist.
I can’t remember how often people were outright warned about the “new world order” for God’s sake it’s written on our currency every president since Carter has made sure in one way shape or form to include it in their state of the union, Eisenhower warned us about it” Kennedy died because of it” The only fight that a good portion of us has left is at the ballot box and even that isn’t sacred any longer, along with the use of fraudulent voting machines as well as the companies that own them which may I add “No one is talking about!
If we don’t at least fix that and this vote by mail bullshit you will never see any of this change!!

Myrna
Myrna
2 years ago

I saw a young person interviewed who was asked what have you learned about September 11, 2001?
Answer: I learned not to say America is exceptional or great. (This is what the person learned in a history course in college.) In other words, American victims brought the attack on themselves. Blame the victim. Will that same standard be used for all the shop owners robbed? All the people raped? All the people murdered?? These conclusions indicate students are being taught to cower (don’t go out on the street, don’t go into business) to stop crime. With a great reduction in law enforcement and college professors as woke as they are, Look Out Ahead.

Gunrunner
Gunrunner
2 years ago

Yup. It’s getting closer every day! And, when it happens, somebody needs to look in every nook and cranny so that all this communist crap gets stopped. Yep. Any day now…

Chuck Castiglione
Chuck Castiglione
2 years ago

The sooner we get rid of the woke idiots in our midsts the better. hopefully, in the next few weeks we wrap up these Marxists and send them to prison. Their day is coming, sooner rather than later.

Robin Walter Boyd
Robin Walter Boyd
2 years ago

Playing word games is a common thing for all extremists to do, whether they are extreme left or extreme right. The most common way these elitist fascists to either extreme justify their word games is to ignore the context in which many words have been used over the centuries. Progressives now contend that J.R.R. Tolkien’s Lord of the Ring series tells of a culture that is rife with homosexuality based on the usage of the word “queer” in the stories. At the time of those writings, the word “queer” simply meant “odd” and had no connotation of homosexuallity at all.
Fascist extremists use conditions of yore to justify their hateful agendas as well. Yes, most of our nations founding fathers owned slaves. That was an acceptable thing at that time, even if it was deplorable. They ignore the historical facts that had it not been for slavery in the U.S., many of today’s Black American citizens would have perished during mass annihilations in the African areas where their ancestors were sold into slavery by opposing African tribes. But Progressives and Fundamentalists always look for negatives in every situation. The closer to the center of the ideological scale we are, the more positive thinking we are because we are more tolerant of the ways of others.
We must always be vigilant in watching out for word games being played by extremists. They are never looking out for our good. 

oldbat
oldbat
2 years ago

i dont know about the archives, but our nation was founded by masons, not christians. lots of masonic and pagan imagery in our capitol, but no christian stuff. so yeah, most were bad, not good.

19&41
19&41
2 years ago

As with the child who swallowed his chewing gum, this too, shall pass.

gin
gin
2 years ago

For answers to most of today’s questions look on line at where do we go from here with David Jeremiah preorder.

Wayne Peterkin
Wayne Peterkin
2 years ago

Our founders were great, wise, men who studied historical government in a depth that we don’t even imagine today. They did so to engineer a nation and a government built on maximizing individual liberty while avoiding the horror of anarchy. While they are criticized today for nothing more than living under the moral standards of their times (which I could argue was far better than unrestricted abortion, celebrating perversion, and evidenced by the trash called “entertainment” today, That criticism is no reason to rewrite history. I would ask what we would have as a nation today without those men? I am dead certain we would not be nearly as well off.

donald a colongeli
donald a colongeli
2 years ago

THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA WAS FOUNDED BY A GROUP OF WHITE PATRIOTS, FOR, OF AND BY THE WHITE PEOPLE THEN AND FOR THE FUTURE. THEY INTENDED THE UNITED STATES TO BE GOVERNED BY PEOPLE LIKE THEMSELVES. THERE WAS NO INTENT TO ALLOW OTHER RACIAL GROUPS TO TAKE CONTROL. AFRICA, UNDER MANDELLA, BY REVOLUTION, TOOK BACK THEIR COUNTRY, THE JEWS TOOK BACK ISRAEL. BECAUSE OF THE OUTCOME OF THE CIVIL WAR, TODAYS DIVISION OF RACES TO CONTROL OUR COUNTRY, SHOULD NOT BE ALLOWED. UP TO CURRENT TIMES, OUR CONSTITUTIONAL GOVERNMENT HAS DONE WELL. WE DONT NEED TO CHANGE ANYTHING FROM THE STATUS QUO.

Kevin
Kevin
2 years ago

I would advise every American to buy David Barton’s book “The American Story”. It is an incredible history lesson we all need to read. It corrects many years, too many, of incorrect teaching of the history of this wonderful Nation. You owe it to yourself and to you children

Geraldine McGann
Geraldine McGann
2 years ago

We are all “works in progress” as individuals and as a nation.

Barb
Barb
2 years ago

People don’t seem to understand that dwelling on the past is not the way to change the future. The past is done, move forward America.

Gregory Russell
Gregory Russell
2 years ago

This can be a surprise to no one. Look, if liberals will attack and mock Almighty-God and His Son, our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, (and they DO), then certainly theyll attack, mock and slander the brilliant architects of this great Republic. Gods Holy Word tells us we are fighting spiritual warfare, and liberals are just like mooslims, they are of Satan. They hate you, they despise your character, your values, and the wholesome, Christian teachings you live by.

Our Founders werent perfect men by any means, because just like all of us, they were fallen, sinful men, but, many of them, most of them, had a deep abiding fear and love for the Lord. Just read their writings, and its obvious, they were men of God. Read this from John Adams:

“We have no government armed in power capable of contending with human passions unbridled by morality and religion. Our Constitution was made only for a religious and moral people. It is wholly inadequate for the government of any other.”

We ARE at war within the United States. It is a spiritual battle and it IS for the heart and soul of this great Republic as well as the hearts, and literally the souls of your children and grandchildren. We need revival in America. We need for men, women and children to return to the pews of their Evangelical, fundamental, Bible-preaching churches, and truly repent of their sin, and begs Gods` forgiveness. If we beseech the Lord to shine His Face upon us and forgive us for our sins, He would return America to greatness and glory.

CPOBill
CPOBill
2 years ago

WOE is us!

D.P.
D.P.
2 years ago

And of course you know, the National Archives have been sucked into the “woke” plan….and it is part of this plan to ridicule and shame the origins of this republic….change the history, and set up a redacted form.. Once you eliminate or alter the history you control the future…..it has happened before, and appears to be taking place here and now……the combined effort of re-education, and redaction of history opens the door to totalitarian application of new rules and order.

Steve
Steve
2 years ago

Do what Ben did in the day , he told the Brits to get the hell out !!

Dr.C
Dr.C
2 years ago

This woke hogwash as defining the Founding Fathers by these predators is laughable. Just look at what these Godless degenerates are. They support sodomy, fixing elections, pornography, abortion, forced injections of toxic poison (known as Vaccines), support Black supremacist racism, and adore Karl Marx, a useless buffoon who neglected his wife and infant children and never worked at a meaningful job.

Joan
Joan
2 years ago

Sadly, the archives have been infested with left wing, America-haters!!! For TRUTH, go to Rick Green’s Patriotic Academy, David Barton’s WallBuilders. Hillsdale College, Classes on our history , the good , the bad and the ugly, but all truth. Not left wing hog wash!

JAX*4321
JAX*4321
2 years ago

I think that “Wokism” is the new Communism ‘20-‘21 in America. Unfortunately, this is nothing like the passing fads of previous generations. The rioting, looting, burning, murdering, hatred and general mayhem in the streets of America point to a time that Paul describes in II Tim. 3. The “perilous times” have arrived, and our next generation is in the process of being poisoned by their deceptive leaders, teachers, and those in the Left-leaning media. We must battle for the minds of our young people—the time is short. Thankfully, many have already heeded the warning signs and have engaged the enemies of our freedom. I hope and pray that it’s not too late.

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