Defending Constituting America
Re: “School apologizes over actress’ speech — Handouts included references to sex trafficking, abortion,” Sept. 19 Metro & State story.
In responding to the controversy over handouts at an event sponsored by Constituting America at Carroll ISD’s Eubanks Intermediate School, Buddy Luce accuses the organization of teaching the Constitution with “a slant.”
That has not been my experience since I first learned about Constituting America when I met its co-founder, Janine Turner, and her daughter, Juliette, at a college fair two years ago. Juliette gave me copies of two books she had published with Harper Collins, Our Constitution Rocks! (2012) and Our
Presidents Rock! (2014).
As the son of a college professor who taught constitutional history, I was suspicious at first because both books came with endorsements from stalwarts of the Republican Party. I therefore focused on chapters of each book where I thought political bias might be most evident. I was pleasantly surprised: Both books are very balanced and fair-minded.
Following the activities of the organization since then, I have been very impressed by its nonpartisan orientation, which is all too rare in our current political climate, and earlier this year decided to become a sustaining member. Sanford Thatcher, Frisco