Friday, May 7, 2010

A Warning Label Placed on The ... US Constitution?!?

I do not think it is a bad thing to talk to your kids about the Constitution, easily one of the most important documents ever written. Putting a warning on it though is a bit odd.

http://www.cato-at-liberty.org/2010/05/06/a-warning-label-on-the-u-s-constitution

"Knowing of my interest in oddball warning labels, reader Clark S. alerts me to this $4.95 paperback copy of the U.S. Constitution, Declaration of Independence, and Articles of Confederation, which contains the following advisory (readers may need to scroll to the “Copyright” section, depending on how the page displays)


© Wilder Publications 2008


This book is a product of its time and does not reflect the same values as it would if it were written today. Parents might wish to discuss with their children how views on race, gender, sexuality, ethnicity, and interpersonal relations have changed since this book was written before allowing them to read this classic work.


A bit of Googling revealed that the same publisher slaps the same boilerplate language on other reprints including the Federalist Papers and The Great Heresies by Hilaire Belloc. Do they perhaps put it on all works composed before a certain cut-off date?"

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