I ‘thought’ this was a joke… dammit…

Sen. James Lankford, R-Okla., sent a letter to National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) archivist David Ferriero outlining his concern about the “blanket application” of a “Harmful Language Alert” on the nation’s pillar documents.

“Most disturbing is use of the alert for our nation’s founding documents, including the Constitution, Declaration of Independence and the Bill of Rights,” Lankford wrote in the letter exclusively obtained by Fox News. “It should be removed immediately.”

So I went and looked…

And yes, there is an alert…

So I went to their FAQ page, and there is an ‘explanation’ of what ‘may be harmful’…

Sigh… Full article, HERE.

As an OBTW, light commenting and possibly posting the next couple of days, off at FenCon in DFW.


YGTBSM!!! — 15 Comments

  1. It apparently is a blanket statement in the header of the web-site, not on the individual pages, so the warning is on ALL of the documents. Some of the documents do contain statements that some consider harmful today.

    At least they didn’t censor them.

  2. Lankford is trying to score points now to excuse that he has not been careful and diligent in struggling on our behalf.

  3. I expect Lankford will issue an apology and a retract his statement very soon. It’s what he does best.

  4. Did not know that the fannish plural of ‘fan’ wasn’t ‘fans’ but ‘fen.’


    And I wish that my area had something like that, but, oh no, not leftist socialist Gainesville. They’d probably be willing to do a Marx-n-Englesfest, but nothing nice. Bastides.

    As to the warning on the National Archives? Truth is painful. The more truth there is the more painful it will be.

    • fans=fen reminds me of Peanut’s Linus when he declared it’s “one igloo, two igli”.

      Those silly Oxford word-defining people say “A fen is a type of peat-accumulating wetland fed by mineral-rich ground or surface water.”
      I’m gonna go start drinking now.

    • Fen is also used to refer to older fans, the ones who started Cons and going to Cons in the 1960s-70s. Not so much at FenCon as at WorldCon and a few others that go waaaay back (in fandom years.)

  5. All- Thanks for the comments. Robert, that’s a good one, and I vaguely remember that toon!

  6. Control the language control the society.
    To alter a societies future alter it’s history.

    This is all part of the commie lefts plan to
    destroy America from within.