Trump announces 1776 Commission to promote patriotic vision of American history
President Donald Trump announced yesterday the establishment of a 1776 Commission with the goal of introducing more patriotic curriculum in schools to counter the growing radicalization of the Democrat-controlled teacher’s union lesson plans.
“[The Commission] will encourage our educators to teach our children about the miracle of American history, and make plans to honor the 250th Anniversary of our founding,” Trump said.
The impetus for the Commission is the New York Times’ 1619 Project which is aimed at teaching “critical race” theory to school-aged children which conservative critics believe is a distorted view of American history. Previously, “critical race” theory was popular only at universities.
“Students in our universities are inundated with critical race theory. This is a Marxist doctrine holding that America is a wicked and racist nation, that even young children are complicit in oppression, and that our entire society must be radically transformed,” Trump said according to the New York Post.
“Critical race theory is being forced into our children’s schools, it’s being imposed into workplace trainings, and it’s being deployed to rip apart friends, neighbors and families,” Trump added.
Trump said the country would also be dedicating a memorial to Caesar Rodney, signer of the Declaration of Independence, who left his sickbed and rode to Philadelphia to sign the Declaration even as he was dying of cancer.
A Rodney statue was removed from Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden’s hometown of Wilmington, Delaware during the rioting after the George Floyd death in Minneapolis.
“The Rodney statue was removed on June 12 during a time when activists targeted historical statues of Confederate figures and American colonists for what they say are celebrations of slavery and racism,” says Delaware Online.
The president had mocked leading Democrats such as Biden for not standing up against the radicals in his own party against the rise of socialist ideals.
“Joe Biden said nothing as to his home state’s history and the fact that it was dismantled and dismembered,” Trump said. “Today, America will give this founding father, this very brave man who was so horribly treated, the place of honor he deserves.”
Trump made his remarks at the National Archives where he was participating in the White House Conference on American History. The president reaffirmed his belief in an America where anyone can grow up to do anything.
“To grow up in America is to live in a land where anything is possible, where anyone can rise, and where any dream can come true — all because of the immortal principles our nation’s founders inscribed nearly two and a half centuries ago,” he added.
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