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Undercover Video Shows Common Core Executive Bashing The Second Amendment

In the third installment of their undercover videos exposing Common Core, Project Veritas features a Common Core executive trashing the Second Amendment, admitting that the program is all about the money, and bashing conservatives.

Kim Koerber, a sales consultant for National Geographic – which is funded by the pro-Common Core Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation – and a former Pearson executive, explicitly says “Damn the Second Amendment” when asked by an undercover Project Veritas if Common Core covers it.

“I don’t think personal handguns need to be on anyone except the government, the police. What is the purpose of having a gun?” Koerber said.

Koerber’s contempt for the Second Amendment would certainly explain why one Common Core textbook defines the Second Amendment as “the people have the right to keep and bear arms in a state militia” and another describing the Second and Third Amendment as granting “citizens the right to bear arms as members of a militia of citizen-soldiers and prevent the government from housing troops in private homes in peacetime,” according to The Blaze.

The definition of the Second Amendment that the Common Core provides is inaccurate, as The Daily Wire has previously explained. But that likely does not matter to Koerber, who subscribes to the delusional fantasy of a gun-free utopia.

Koerber also revealed that Common Core doesn’t cover Christianity at all, but extensively covers Islam:

PV: Christianity is totally out of the common core?

KK: Yes it is. Totally. It’s not a core concept at all.

PV: But then there is a mention of other religions like Islam.

KK: Yeah well you have to because …

PV: So how did Islam get worked in?

KK: Islam…they said you have to talk about Islam, you have to talk about Judaism and you have to talk about Christianity and they wanted to make it big about Christianity; no it’s like, everybody needs to know about everything else…

Common Core has also been a massive stimulus package for textbook companies:

KK: Anytime anybody changes something in a textbook, it’s profitable for the textbook companies. So the textbooks have to change and the school district has to adopt the new ones, that’s profitable.

PV: Say that again.

KK: Anytime a change happens that has to be put in a textbook suddenly the school district has to adopt new books.

Koerber essentially confirms what columnist Michelle Malkin and radio host Glenn Beck have been sounding the alarm about for the past few years: Common Core is an egregious crony capitalist program imposed at the expense of students.

But perhaps most revealing about the video is Koerber’s ferocious hatred of conservatives:

KK: People that are not educated, Fox TV viewers think that Common Core comes from the educated liberal groups and that’s why they are against it. They don’t know anything about it. They think it’s liberal so they’re against it. That’s what I think it is. It’s a knee jerk reaction. My mother, oh my God, she’s a Fox person. If I could remove Fox from my television set, I would…

I did a big presentation yesterday for AP US History and the AP US History agenda was set, until Texas got upset about it and they wanted to have their founders – they wanted founders in it. And it’s like – come on. The dead white guys did not create this country. It was a whole bunch of different kinds of people. And yes there were women, and yes there were people of color, and yes…you need to talk about them too. But they want to talk about those dead white guys.

KK: Republicans want to get in there and talk about stuff and change things about school stuff because they want to, they want to influence what is being taught. Common core doesn’t put up with that.

PV: Yeah. And, so it’s not really being… A lot of these complaints about it are not so much about the content yeah…

KK: They’re misunderstanding; they are people that don’t really know what they are talking about.

I…I can’t stand it. If they talk to me one more time about…climate change not being real, I’m just gonna scream.

KK: Yes, they feel like we’d be educating their kids to the world which they don’t want to do that. They want their kids to only know this… It’s like birth control. They don’t want their kids to know about it, yet Chlamydia is huge in Texas. So it’s like, you know…In the schools that have kids that, because the kids don’t learn about anything about what they’re doing and they’re messing around and they get in trouble because they didn’t get educated. So, I think the progressive bias is the more educated you are, the better you are, and the conservative bias is the less they know the better they are going to be. Yeah.

PV: What is it that they don’t agree with?

KK: They don’t agree with Islam, so they don’t want their kids to be taught it. They don’t agree with birth control so they don’t want their kids to talk about it. They don’t agree with math because they don’t understand it. It’s not the same math they did in high school. So they don’t want their kids to know about it.

It’s conservative push back, that, they are afraid. So these conservative, these conservative voters are afraid of everything.

The irony of Koerber’s nonsensical rant is that she lambasts conservatives for complaining about the liberal bias in Common Core, while she admits to being a dyed-in-the-wool leftist whose worldview is being imposed on students through Common Core. But such ironies are likely inconsequential to Koerber as long as the textbook companies and the Gates Foundation keep raking in that crony capitalist money.

The two previous Common Core undercover videos by Project Veritas can be seen below:

Passages of the video were provided through Breitbart’s transcript.