"Not satisfied with U.S. history, some conservatives are rewriting it"
And this doesn't extend only to the moronic Texas Board of Education, either. Here are a few of the lies, which are being spread by a concerted right wing effort:
"Jamestown colony, when it was first founded as a socialist venture, dang near failed with everybody dead and dying in the snow," he said in a speech March 15 at the National Press Club.
It was a good, strong story, helping Dick Armey, a former economics professor, illustrate the dangers of socialism...It was not, however, true. The Jamestown settlement was a capitalist venture financed by the Virginia Company of London — a joint stock corporation — to make a profit."
"A member of the audience asked Armey how the Federalist Papers could be such a tea party manifesto when they were written largely by Alexander Hamilton, who the questioner said "was widely regarded then and now as an advocate of a strong central government."
Armey ridiculed the very suggestion.
"Widely regarded by whom?" he asked. "Today's modern, ill-informed political science professors? . . . I just doubt that was the case, in fact, about Hamilton."
Hamilton, however, was an unapologetic advocate of a strong central government..."
Fox TV commentator Glenn Beck, however, says that Roosevelt was a socialist whose legacy is destroying America. It started, Beck said, with Roosevelt's admonition to the wealthy of his day to spend their riches for the good of society."
Franklin Delano Roosevelt
"FDR took office in the midst of a recession," Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., told the Conservative Political Action Conference in February. "He decided to choose massive government spending and the creation of monstrous bureaucracies. Do we detect a Democrat pattern here in all of this? He took what was a manageable recession and turned it into a 10-year depression."
"The recession that FDR had to deal with wasn't as bad as the recession (President Calvin) Coolidge had to deal with in the early '20s," she said.
Coolidge cut taxes and created the roaring '20s, Bachmann said."
"Almost everything about McCarthy in current history books is a lie and will have to be revised," conservative activist Phyllis Schlafly said.
"Liberals had to destroy McCarthy because he exposed the entire liberal establishment as having sheltered Soviet spies," conservative commentator Ann Coulter said in one interview.
"The myth of 'McCarthyism' is the greatest Orwellian fraud of our times," she said in another."
Click on the link for more detail. There is just nothing that is too well know, or too sacred to our history, that they won't lie about it. Just wait till they finish with their other great ongoing project- rewriting the Bible.