Rewriting history

Former Congressman Scott McInnis says he “didn’t plagiarize, period” when he was asked during a recent editorial board meeting about the scandal that ended his bid for governor four years ago.

We bring this up, not to delve into the merits of McInnis’ candidacy for Mesa County commissioner (that editorial is coming), but to make a simple point that ties into the Jefferson County school board controversy.

McInnis would prefer for this unfortunate chapter not to discolor what he considers a solid career in public service. In a similar vein, the Jefferson County school board recently proposed tweaking its Advanced Placement U.S. history curriculum to emphasize patriotism, respect for authority and free enterprise and to downplay social strife and civil disobedience.

Some call this a “white-washing” of history ...


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