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*No CRT, No Divisive Indoctrination in Schools        *Restore Virginians’ Prosperity

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*Fiscal Responsibility–stop generational theft        *Restore Representative Government

*Strong Economy–Jobs and Opportunities So Everyone Can Succeed        *Pride in Our Founders and Constitution

*Strong Borders–High Walls, Wide Gates for Responsible, Legal Immigration

*Cybersecurity–Protect Our Nation’s Secrets & Infrastructure from Hacking

We’ll talk about these and other issues each week in more detail below. Check back often!

Topic of the Week: Supporting Parents

AFGHANISTAN

NO CRT!

Critical Race Theory is dangerous. It is part of a movement to divide Americans and tear down the system of government and commerce of the best country in the world. 

The United States was founded on the principle of equality. We weren’t there at the beginning, but we fought a Civil War over the unequal treatment of enslaved people for the purpose of ending the practice of slavery. We passed the Civil War Amendments (13th, 14th and 15th) to end slavery. We passed Civil Rights laws when that wasn’t enough, and even those are not enough. And since we are not perfect today, we continue to strive to be “a more perfect union” through constant striving for justice.

However, in addition to the efforts our country is taking to improve, we are faced with a Marxist movement that seeks to destroy, not improve, our American system. Why is this happening?

Communist revolutionaries e.g.in Russia and China, had based their efforts on class inequality. They realized though that the middle class in western countries would not revolt because the capitalist system works to improve lives and is the only system that complements the unalienable rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness that Declaration of Independence describes. Because of this, they moved their efforts from dividing class to dividing by race. 

That’s what CRT does. How do we know this? The most famous proponent of CRT is Ibram X. Kendi, the author of “How To Be An Antiracist.” He describes the relationship between capitalism and racism this way: “In order to truly be antiracist,” Kendi has insisted, “you also have to truly be anti-capitalist.” So to end racism, we have to give up the system that has lifted the most people out of poverty ever, and turn to a system that rewards the few and impoverishes the many and eliminates freedom? That’s what he believes. 

Can we just discount him? To my mind, we should. But Fairfax County schools just paid him “$44,000 for a one-hour presentation — which they have refused to release publicly — and a supply of his books, inevitably bound for distribution to teachers and staff to further their “equity-driven” professional development.” (Hat tip Bacon’s Rebellion). (Lesson—follow the money; people are getting rich dividing us!)

So to save our republic from those who want to destroy it, take control of all private property and re-distribute it according to race (redistribution of property caused the death of millions in Russia and China) we need to stand up against it. 

It comes disguised as “culturally responsive teaching,” “social justice,” using terms such as equity (when defined as equal outcomes as opposed to equal treatment).

Virginia Beach School Board Member @Carolyn Weems has done an excellent job describing it in a resolution that reads: 

NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that

1. Any school, school-based program, activity or entity that is operated, controlled, paid for or under the jurisdiction of the School Board shall refrain from training, teaching, or promoting the following to students and employees:

A. That any race is inherently superior or inferior to any other race.

B. That any individual by virtue of his or her race or skin color is inherently racist, privileged or oppressive, whether consciously or unconsciously.

C. That any individual, by virtue of his or her race or skin color bears responsibility for the actions committed by other members of his or her race, skin color or religion.

D. An individual’s moral character or worth is determined by his or her race or skin color.

E. That the United States is a fundamentally or systematically racist country while understanding that racism does still exist.

F. That capitalism is racist.

G. Critical Race Theory

That anyone objects to any part of that resolution — and believe it or not they do!! — shows that we must stand up for our country. And there are many doing so. I’ve spoken at the Virginia Beach School Board, and I flat out asked them to ban Critical Race Theory. 

If I can do it, you can too! Let’s do it for our country, for our community, and for our children.