A publishing company is drawing ire for placing a disclaimer on the U.S. Constitution and other founding documents, indicating that they are out of date and do not reflect the values of modern America.
Wilder Publications, which carries reprints of the Constitution, the Declaration of Independence, Common Sense, the Articles of Confederation, and the Federalist Papers, includes a warning on the books that reads:
“This book is a product of its time and does not reflect the same values as it would if it were written today.”
The company also provides advice to parents seeking to educate their children on U.S. history:
“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.”
The clear indication here is that the Constitution and those who value it may be socially inept racists, sexists and homophobes.