Tennessee Congressman Jim Cooper Silent on National Archives Bureaucrats Placing ‘Warning Label’ on Constitution, Claiming ‘Harmful Content’


Staff for U.S. Representative Jim Cooper (D-TN-05) would not say Friday whether the congressman agrees with National Archives bureaucrats who believe the U.S. Constitution should have a “warning label” due to “harmful content.”

Members of Cooper’s staff did not return two requests for comment before Friday’s stated deadline.

Cooper did not mention the issue in his weekly emailed newsletter to his constituents Friday.

The National Archives has placed warning labels on its digital display of America’s founding documents, including the U.S. Constitution and the Declaration of Independence, warning they may contain “harmful language” that could offend viewers’ senses.

The labels come amidst a larger battle over political correctness inside the government’s main historical preservation agency, where new documents surfaced this week showing that about 800 National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) employees from across the country attended a town hall meeting of the Archives’ Task Force on Racism on May 11 and discussed deleting the “charters of freedom” descriptors for the U.S. Constitution, the Bill of Rights and the Declaration.

The argument made was that the documents did “not result in freedoms for everyone” initially, the new memos show.

The same task force also argued back in June that the Archives’ rotunda, which houses some of the country’s most prized historical artifacts, was an example of “structural racism.”

The new “harmful language alert” labels on the U.S. Constitution, Bill of Rights and Declaration include an explainer why they could be viewed as harmful by some.

Cooper told his constituents in an emailed newsletter in April that he favors statehood for Washington, D.C. Cooper also said that month that U.S. President Joe Biden’s executive plans on gun control will save lives.

Cooper also joined the U.S. House Gun Violence Prevention Task Force in a letter asking Biden to use his authority under The National Firearms Act to regulate the sales of concealable assault-style weapons.

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Chris Butler is an investigative journalist at The Tennessee Star. Follow Chris on Facebook. Email tips to [email protected]







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4 Thoughts to “Tennessee Congressman Jim Cooper Silent on National Archives Bureaucrats Placing ‘Warning Label’ on Constitution, Claiming ‘Harmful Content’”

  1. John Bumpus

    Jim, what’s the matter? Cat got your tongue? If you can’t think what to say, ask John.

  2. Tim Price

    If you find the US Constitution offensive, pack your stuff and leave this country now as you are the problem with wanting to tear down this country.

    Too many men and women have died to keep us free!

    We are not perfect but your attempts to destroy this country are being inexcusable.

    So pack your sh** and get!

  3. Silence means endorsement of the anti Christian America Global Marxists NE Fascists! Anyone that stays n the democrat Party now, endorse “Biden’s” attack on America yesterday, along with his gifts of money, and weans and a nation to the Taliban and supports those who attach a harmful content to our Constitution, says by that they do not support America and have greater fealty to Iran, and the Terrorists, and to Islam and to the Marxists also.
    Turn your back on Democrats. Cross the street if they approach. fro they hate America.
    Do not do business with the enemies of our Constitution, our Republic and Americans!
    Why is Cooper still in office?Why is “Biden” still in office! It is crystal clear that any who defend them belong elsewhere, not in America!

  4. gordon

    jim pooper and his brothers are worthless meatbags.