A group of 45 House Republicans wrote a letter to the National Archives and Records Administration on Tuesday to demand the removal of “harmful content” warnings from the U.S. Constitution, Declaration of Independence and Bill of Rights.
“The role of the National Archives should be to preserve our shared histories and educate future generations, not to deny, change, or demonize our past,” the GOP House members wrote.
“Unfortunately, by employing a harmful content label, the National Archives and Records Administration has abandoned these responsibilities, adhering instead to a Leftist perspective that judges our past, discourages honest conversations about our history, and obscures the truth: that these documents were written to protect individual liberties and fundamental rights, and that the nation they established grew into the world’s greatest republic,” the letter added.
“Reality check: the Declaration of Independence, U.S. Constitution, and the Bill of Rights are not ‘harmful content,'” Arizona Republican Rep. Andy Biggs tweeted on Tuesday.
“I joined my colleagues to fight against these ludicrous, ~woke~ actions,” he added.
Earlier in September, the NARA added the “harmful content” label to the documents, which sparked intense feedback across social media.
When users select the “harmful content” label, the page displays a statement from the NARA on “potentially harmful content.”
Alabama Republican Rep. Mo Brooks blasted the move by NARA as “sick.” He tweeted, “#ConstitutionDay celebrates USA’s foundational principles that make America the GREATEST NATION IN WORLD HISTORY! #USA = #1 in liberty & freedom, wealth, national security,” Brooks tweeted.
“Yet #Socialist #Democrats give Constitution a ‘harmful content’ warning. Sick!”
Sick is right. There is no reason our nation’s founding documents need to be hidden any more than they already are. From the classroom to the courtroom, it’s increasingly difficult to find an American who even knows what is in the Constitution or Bill of Rights.
The left has long departed from the Constitution as the basis for laws. The founders are considered colonial racists and the founding documents are offensive and outdated. Instead, socialism is the cure, with big government paying the way in exchange for increased taxes and government overreach.
The biggest example today is found in the government’s response to the COVID pandemic. It’s no longer about American freedoms or even about science. It’s purely politics. Biden had to be told no by the FDA about a third shot that he wanted for some political gain. He wants to be seen as the COVID victor, fitting in with globalist nations like Australia and the U.K. that require vaccine passports and enact Orwellian lockdown measures to track our every move.
But this won’t work if people pay attention to the Constitution and Bill of Rights. When Americans see the rights they already have, there is more fight left to give. The freedom of religion, freedom of expression, the right to bear arms and much more are all found in the documents that created our nation.
It’s only a problem for those who want to control us. Maybe the leaders of the left are the ones who need “harmful content” labels on their content?