On October 18, 2004, Chris Matthews interviewed ex-President Jimmy Carter. During the discussion Carter stated that the American Revolution “was an unnecessary war…and of course now we would have been a free country now as is Canada and India and Australia, having gotten our independence in a nonviolent way.”

Unfortunately, this attitude is not unique to the former president. In the article for the May 1995 issue of Commentary, Walter A. McDougall catalogs many of the problems with the train-wreck known as the National Standards Project. One of his complaints about the Standards was “how Tory it is. Students are repeatedly asked whether the English Parliament

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