Wilder Publications Under FireJune 10th, 2010 - 3:45 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar
A small publishing company, which put a disclaimer on the United States Of America’s constitution, Declaration Of Independence and other historical documents has come under heavy criticism by the public and the authorities alike.
The warning label put by the company explains that the parents might want to discuss the changes that have taken place in the society in terms of race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality and interpersonal relations.
They have claimed that these aspects need to be discussed before the youth start reading these documents. The documents which were written more than a hundred years ago are classics might not have the same values that exist today according to the label.
The company’s audacity to put a label on the most important documents of the country has been called insulting, sickly and horrifying by the public who have read the warning label in the books and on the web.
The people have called the Constitution and Declaration Of Independence the founding documents of the nation and an operative legal documents. Putting a disclaimer on them makes them look like a liability which they are not, according to the public view.
According to constitutional attorney Noel Francisco, the disclaimer is a making something non-controversial controversial. He adds that it might sell some books for the controversy immediately but on the long run it would reduce the credibility of the important documents for the people. Most reviews of the releases by the publication has called for an all out boycott of the publication.
Even an online shopping portal from where the books were purchased had a very negative response from the buyers who have warned people from buying from the publisher.
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