Yesterday’s Heroes, Today’s Villains: ‘Woke’ Attack on Faith Principles of America’s Founding

  
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By:   Jerry Newcombe

Yesterday’s Heroes, Today’s Villains: ‘Woke’ Attack on Faith Principles of America’s Founding
The war against so much of America’s past is actually a war against the Judeo-Christian roots of what has been best about the nation. Yesterday’s admirable – if imperfect – heroes helped bring about so much good that was a part of the history of this land.

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America is a great and exceptional nation.  Founded by divine Providence as a nation of mostly Christians.  They recognized our creator and that He created us equal in His sight and that He is the source of the inalienable rights mentioned in our Declaration of Independence.  Our founding fathers were great and enlightened men in their time and the Declaration of Independence, Constitution, and government they gave us is to this day the best on earth.  Our economic freedom, individual rights, and religious liberty are what makes us the best among nations and has attracted people of every nation out of many one on earth to live in this one nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.  Our great 1776 America set high standards for us to aspire to and reach.  We can recognize the mistakes learn and move on.  1619 is an I hate America and everything it stands for version of our history as it’s creators and defenders intended.  They hate what we are with every fiber of their being, see no good in us, our history, or our founders.  They think only of the mistakes and obsess over them picking at the scabs to make certain there is never healing or unity here.  This secular progressive version of our history is a hate filled screed against freedom, liberty, opportunity, and values.  


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The war against so much of America’s past is actually a war against the Judeo-Christian roots of what has been best about the nation. Yesterday’s admirable – if imperfect – heroes helped bring about so much good that was a part of the history of this land.

by Jerry Newcombe, D.Min.

Just in time for Presidents Day comes the announcement from the school board of San Francisco that they are renaming 44 of their public schools (about one-third of the total) in order to conform to today’s politically correct standards.

Among the names on the way out the door are George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and Abraham Lincoln. The memory of the dead is being reconsidered.

The revolution always consumes its own. So even the school named after leftist Senator Diane Feinstein, who is still living, will have her name stripped off of it. Apparently, this is a punishment for something she had done before she even served in the U.S. Senate.

You would think by the left’s standards of right and wrong, only perfect people should have their statues and legacies remain intact. But during America’s cultural purge of 2020, even statues of Jesus—the only perfect person who ever lived—were desecrated.

Consider the case of the three former presidents who will now be unceremoniously dumped by the nation’s seventh largest school district—Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln.

Why did previous generations look up to our first president under the Constitution? Without the active participation and personal sacrifice of George Washington, we would not have America, at least not as founded.

Before Washington became our first president, he presided over the Constitutional Convention. Before that, he was the nation’s Commander-in-Chief, and helped lead an army of ill-equipped farmers and merchants to defeat the world’s largest army and navy at the time. Washington gave God the credit for the victory.

Washington was born into a society where for four generations, they owned slaves. By the time he died, Washington did the best he could to cut ties with that awful tradition. He freed the slaves he had inherited (at birth and from his marriage).

Like Thomas Jefferson and Patrick Henry and James Madison, Washington helped pass the “Fairfax Resolves.” This 1774 measure was a move of the Virginia House of Burgesses. The goal was to cut off the slave trade to Virginia. It could have been a first major step to ending slavery in that colony. But it never went into effect because King George III stopped it.

This was before the successful, Christian crusade against slavery (first the slave trade, then slavery itself) in the entire British Empire that the long-time Member of Parliament William Wilbeforce led. It was his Christian faith that motivated him to do this, and it took him about half a century.

Our third president, Thomas Jefferson, was also a slave-holder. I think it would be fair to say that Jefferson knew slavery was wrong and needed to be uprooted, but found it unrealistic to achieve in his lifetime. Nonetheless, the framework he helped create—wherein they stated that all men are created equal and endowed by our Creator with rights that government should not take away—would one day allow for the removal of slavery.

When it comes to the slavery issue, Abraham Lincoln is clearly a hero. He ultimately freed the slaves. But the elites want his name removed because at one point, he called for the execution of some violent Indian chiefs. (The authorities wanted 300 of the Indian leaders hanged. Lincoln whittled that down to 38.)

To today’s woke crowd, America is so hopelessly flawed that we need to purge the past to forge a progressive future.

I spoke recently with Bob Woodson, a veteran of the civil rights movement. He has organized “1776 Unites,” a group of historians to counter the misleading 1619 Project of the New York Times, which postulates that America’s real birth was the year slaves were first imported.

Woodson told me: “They’re really attacking anybody that has a foundation of Judeo-Christian values. It’s really a war against faith, that’s what it is.”

He added, “I would not be surprised if they went after Dr. [Martin Luther] King because of his Christian faith. You have got to understand this has nothing to do with race, it has everything to do with using race as a bludgeon to try to destroy civic institutions in America.”

In short, notes Woodson: “They are trying to define America by its birth defect of slavery and Jim Crow, and our counter is that no individual or nation should be judged by the worst of what they used to be.”

In times past (and even in the present for tens of millions of Americans), Washington, Jefferson, and Lincoln were (and are) great, if imperfect, heroes. They sacrificed much for the good of the country, and we enjoy much liberty because of their commitment. They are yesterday’s heroes, but today’s villains—at least among the Marxist ruling class. Hopefully, more Americans will see through this politically correct revisionism—and pass on to posterity an appreciation of our national heritage.


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MAGA
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1  seeder  MAGA    one week ago
To today’s woke crowd, America is so hopelessly flawed that we need to purge the past to forge a progressive future.

I spoke recently with Bob Woodson, a veteran of the civil rights movement. He has organized “1776 Unites,” a group of historians to counter the misleading 1619 Project of the  New York Times , which postulates that America’s real birth was the year slaves were first imported.

Woodson told me: “They’re really attacking anybody that has a foundation of Judeo-Christian values. It’s really a war against faith, that’s what it is.”

He added, “I would not be surprised if they went after Dr. [Martin Luther] King because of his Christian faith. You have got to understand this has nothing to do with race, it has everything to do with using race as a bludgeon to try to destroy civic institutions in America.”

In short, notes Woodson: “They are trying to define America by its birth defect of slavery and Jim Crow, and our counter is that no individual or nation should be judged by the worst of what they used to be.”

In times past (and even in the present for tens of millions of Americans), Washington, Jefferson, and Lincoln were (and are) great, if imperfect, heroes. They sacrificed much for the good of the country, and we enjoy much liberty because of their commitment. They are yesterday’s heroes, but today’s villains—at least among the Marxist ruling class.

 
 
 
JohnRussell
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2  JohnRussell    one week ago

By claiming that criticism of slavery and the founders is an attack on Christianity, one has to wonder if the evangelical Christians are not showing a consciousness of guilt. 

 
 
 
JohnRussell
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2.1  JohnRussell  replied to  JohnRussell @2    one week ago
White Christians in the South didn’t just support slavery — the Southern church was the backbone of the Confederacy and its attempts to keep African Americans in bondage, according to Harry Stout, Jonathan Edwards Professor of American Religious History at Yale University.
“If you pull the church out of the whole equation, it’s highly likely that there never would have been a Civil War,” Stout told The Huffington Post. “Southern clergy had no doubt that slavery was not a sin.”

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any southern Christians felt that slavery, in one Baptist minister’s words, “stands as an institution of God.” Here are some common arguments made by Christians at the time:

• Abraham, the “father of faith,” and all the patriarchs held slaves without God’s disapproval (Gen. 21:9–10).

• Canaan, Ham’s son, was made a slave to his brothers (Gen. 9:24–27).

• The Ten Commandments mention slavery twice, showing God’s implicit acceptance of it (Ex. 20:10, 17).

• Slavery was widespread throughout the Roman world, and yet Jesus never spoke against it.

• The apostle Paul specifically commanded slaves to obey their masters (Eph. 6:5–8).

• Paul returned a runaway slave, Philemon, to his master (Philem. 12).

Charitable and Evangelistic Reasons

• Slavery removes people from a culture that “worshipped the devil, practiced witchcraft, and sorcery” and other evils.

• Slavery brings heathens to a Christian land where they can hear the gospel. Christian masters provide religious instruction for their slaves.

• Under slavery, people are treated with kindness, as many northern visitors can attest.

• It is in slaveholders’ own interest to treat their slaves well.

• Slaves are treated more benevolently than are workers in oppressive northern factories.

Social Reasons

• Just as women are called to play a subordinate role (Eph. 5:22; 1 Tim. 2:11–15), so slaves are stationed by God in their place.

• Slavery is God’s means of protecting and providing for an inferior race (suffering the “curse of Ham” in Gen. 9:25 or even the punishment of Cain in Gen. 4:12).

• Abolition would lead to slave uprisings, bloodshed, and anarchy. Consider the mob’s “rule of terror” during the French Revolution.

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By appealing to the Bible for authoritative defenses of slavery, the proslavery
advocates believed they were making a decisive statement, “The Bible supports slavery; 

God has sanctioned it; if you disagree with slavery you disagree with scripture and with
God.” This is why so many Southern Christians defended the institution. They wanted to be
on the side of the Bible and of God, and they believed that the proslavery advocates had
made it very clear which side God was on. The proslavery advocates believed they had won
the exegetical and hermeneutical battle for the Bible, and with it they believed they had
won the war over slavery in the hearts and minds of Christians

 
 
 
JohnRussell
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2.1.1  JohnRussell  replied to  JohnRussell @2.1    one week ago

I have a question for MAGA. Did God support slavery? 

 
 
 
TᵢG
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2.1.2  TᵢG  replied to  JohnRussell @2.1.1    one week ago

And 'Does ...?' applies too.   The Bible has not been updated to reflect a change of moral position by God.

 
 
 
MAGA
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2.1.3  seeder  MAGA  replied to  JohnRussell @2.1    one week ago

Slavery was certainly not unique to this country and has been engaged in by humans against other humans all over the world virtually since sin began.  It is still engaged in to this day in parts of the world.  It was also Christians and Christianity that led to the ending of the practice of it across most of the world.  Muslims were primary slavers and traders in it back then.  Check out the history of Timbuktu and the empires around it.  Gold, salt, and slaves were their economy.  

 
 
 
TᵢG
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2.1.4  TᵢG  replied to  MAGA @2.1.3    one week ago

You did not answer John's question (no surprise).

JR @2.1.1Did God support slavery? 

There is no learning if one does not face facts.

 
 
 
JohnRussell
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2.1.5  JohnRussell  replied to  MAGA @2.1.3    one week ago

I asked you if God supported slavery. Christians in America used the Bible and Christianity as a defense for the practice of slavery. 

 
 
 
MAGA
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2.1.6  seeder  MAGA  replied to  JohnRussell @2.1.1    one week ago

No, He did not.  He recognized it as a fallen man condition that existed in the world and gave instructions as to how to treat slaves when people kept them. The southern Christians mistook this to mean in their minds that God endorsed slavery and then they never followed Gods instructions on how to treat them.  They tried to have it both ways.  

 
 
 
JohnRussell
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2.1.7  JohnRussell  replied to  MAGA @2.1.6    one week ago
 He recognized it as a fallen man condition that existed in the world and gave instructions as to how to treat slaves when people kept them.

Why didnt God just tell them to end slavery immediately because He did not approve?  If God inspired the founding fathers to create the nation based on Judeo-Christian principles, why did they keep slavery? If they were inspired to create a Christian nation and it approved of slavery, what does that say about Christianity ? 

 
 
 
TᵢG
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2.1.8  TᵢG  replied to  MAGA @2.1.6    one week ago
No, He did not.

Wrong.    'God' declares the slave to be the property of the master.   This sentiment is expressed many times in the Bible.

In the Bible, God weighs in on owning a human being as property yet does NOT condemn it as immoral . The fact that God speaks to slavery proves that He has rendered an opinion.   But instead of taking the opportunity to condemn slavery (and actually provide a little evidence that the Bible might be divine) God chose instead to make rules for proper enslavement.   A characteristic (albeit not unique) passage illustrating this is as follows:

Exodus 21:20-21    20 Anyone who beats their male or female slave with a rod must be punished if the slave dies as a direct result,21 but they are not to be punished if the slave recovers after a day or two, since the slave is their property .

It should not be necessary to explain the above.   But note the blue.   This passage is clearly talking about a master beating a slave (potentially to the point of death).   So this is serious stuff.   Now look at the ending part of the quote:

... since the slave is their property .

 
 
 
MAGA
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2.1.9  seeder  MAGA  replied to  JohnRussell @2.1.7    one week ago

Why not ask your pope that question?
Maryland was a Catholic founded colony and it kept slavery to the end even though it didn’t join the confederacy.    

 
 
 
MAGA
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2.2  seeder  MAGA  replied to  JohnRussell @2    one week ago

No one opposes criticism of slavery or mentioning mistakes or human frailties of the founding fathers.  It’s one thing to note them, learn from the mistakes, and move on.  It’s totally another to fixate on the mistakes our founders and our country made and pretend that they define us and that because of them there has been and is no good in us. 

 
 
 
JohnRussell
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2.2.1  JohnRussell  replied to  MAGA @2.2    one week ago

Did God support slavery? Why do "Christians" believe criticism of the founders and slavery is an attack on Christianity? 

The war against so much of America’s past is actually a war against the Judeo-Christian roots of what has been best about the nation.
 
 
 
MAGA
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2.2.2  seeder  MAGA  replied to  JohnRussell @2.2.1    one week ago

See 2.1.6

 
 
 
Split Personality
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3  Split Personality    one week ago
We can recognize the mistakes learn and move on.  

Most of us would like to believe that.

1619 is an I hate America and everything it stands for version of our history as it’s creators and defenders intended.  They hate what we are with every fiber of their being, see no good in us, our history, or our founders.  They think only of the mistakes and obsess over them picking at the scabs to make certain there is never healing or unity here.  This secular progressive version of our history is a hate filled screed against freedom, liberty, opportunity, and values.  

And that, is an obnoxious subjective screed with an irrelevant shot at secular progressives thrown in.

What part of 1619 is secular versus religious? religious vs progressive or conservative?

 
 
 
MAGA
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3.1  seeder  MAGA  replied to  Split Personality @3    one week ago

There is nothing about the 1619 project that is valid.  Period.  There is no redeeming value in a single word of it.  It is an enemy anti American document. 

 
 
 
Gsquared
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3.1.1  Gsquared  replied to  MAGA @3.1    one week ago

That is a completely uninformed opinion.  And let's not forget, Trumpist fascists are the anti-American enemy.

 
 
 
MAGA
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3.1.2  seeder  MAGA  replied to  Gsquared @3.1.1    one week ago

1776 Commission Takes Historic and Scholarly Step to Restore Understanding of the Greatness of the American Founding

Issued on: January 18, 2021



1776 Commission—comprised of some of America’s most distinguished scholars and historians—has released a report presenting a definitive chronicle of the American founding, a powerful description of the effect the principles of the Declaration of Independence have had on this Nation’s history, and a dispositive rebuttal of reckless “re-education” attempts that seek to reframe American history around the idea that the United States is not an exceptional country but an evil one.

A copy of the report can be found here .

 
 
 
Split Personality
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3.1.3  Split Personality  replied to  MAGA @3.1.2    one week ago

Serious historians are criticizing Trump’s 1776 report. It’s how most U.S. history is already taught.

Much to do about nothing, just another dog whistle.

 
 
 
MAGA
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4  seeder  MAGA    one week ago

Slavery is never right or ok.  Slavery is morally wrong and has been engaged in by people all over the earth from the beginning of human civilizations.  America is hardly unique in that regard.  It even happened in north, central, and South America before Europeans ever came here. It existed in Africa long before then too. So we categorically reject any guilt more than any other human society must. It was eliminated here for ever 156 years ago.  We will not be fixated by it.  We will not be guilt tripped by it.  We will not denigrate our founders or our founding because they couldn’t eliminate it immediately and completely at the moment we won independence as a nation.  We will not pay reparations since there are no current perpetrators of it or survivors of it.  You progressives will not use slavery as a tool or weapon to denigrate our founders or our founding beyond learning from the mistakes of history and not repeating them.  They will not rewrite our history or eliminate monuments to it and the people who lived then.  Communists when they take over nations erase or rewrite history once in power and we won’t let progressives do it here either.  We will fight them in the mother of all culture wars come what may no matter the cost to prevent 1619 bs propaganda and lies replace our actual history from the Mayflower compact in 1621 to 1776 and beyond. 

 
 
 
JohnRussell
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4.1  JohnRussell  replied to  MAGA @4    one week ago

If God inspired the founders to create a Judeo-Christian nation, why didnt God inspire them to end slavery immediately? It's a simple question. 

 
 
 
r.t..b...
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4.1.1  r.t..b...  replied to  JohnRussell @4.1    one week ago

To add on, how can ‘the supreme being’ ignore the majority of ‘his’ creation’s population?

All religions are man made...so let us allow anyone to believe as they choose, but never for a second allow those beliefs define how anyone who doesn’t hold to the same be in any way subjugated.

That is freedom of religion. And more importantly, freedom from religion. 

 
 
 
Texan1211
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4.1.2  Texan1211  replied to  JohnRussell @4.1    one week ago

if God inspires priests. why didn't He inspire them to not molest children, or inspire church leaders to not cover it up?

 
 
 
r.t..b...
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4.1.3  r.t..b...  replied to  Texan1211 @4.1.2    one week ago

A perfectly honest question.              The answer lies in the age-old failings of men ignoring the very expectations in which they hold all others accountable, even with the threat of playing their ultimate guilt card...eternal damnation. 

 
 
 
Texan1211
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4.1.4  Texan1211  replied to  r.t..b... @4.1.3    one week ago

thanks for your answer.

I would still like to see an answer from JR, however.

Its a simple question.

 
 
 
MAGA
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4.1.5  seeder  MAGA  replied to  JohnRussell @4.1    one week ago

Not fixating on slavery. Period.  The more 1619 proponents try to cram it down our throats the more we resist and instead we will have no dialogue at all and no conversation with such propaganda proponents about it.  We will meet them with initial rebuttal then silence as we teach 1776 history in the areas of America we can.  This is strictly two America level stuff and we won’t have anything to do with it.   1619 will only build walls, not eliminate them.  

 
 
 
Split Personality
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4.1.6  Split Personality  replied to  Texan1211 @4.1.2    one week ago
if God inspires priests.

perhaps it's the pedophilia that inspires some priests.

why didn't He inspire them to not molest children, or inspire church leaders to not cover it up?

Good questions.

Perhaps one day some will answer them.

 
 
 
Split Personality
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4.1.7  Split Personality  replied to  MAGA @4.1.5    one week ago
Not fixating on slavery. Period.  

Sure seems like it...

The more 1619 proponents try to cram it down our throats the more we resist

please point out who is cramming anything down yer throat ?

and instead we will have no dialogue at all and no conversation with such propaganda proponents about it.

Well gee whiz, how soon can you start?

We will meet them with initial rebuttal then silence as we teach 1776 history in the areas of America we can.

Whatever, when I lived in SC they were still teaching kids That Jeff Davis was the first President....not kidding.

 This is strictly two America level stuff and we won’t have anything to do with it.

Your recalcitrance only hurts you.

  1619 will only build walls, not eliminate them.  

and with that attitude, you will be on this inside looking out as time and history pass you by.

 
 
 
Texan1211
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4.1.8  Texan1211  replied to  Split Personality @4.1.6    one week ago

thanks for your answer.

I still want to hear from JR.

 
 
 
Split Personality
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4.2  Split Personality  replied to  MAGA @4    one week ago
Slavery is never right or ok.  Slavery is morally wrong and has been engaged in by people all over the earth from the beginning of human civilizations.  America is hardly unique in that regard.  It even happened in north, central, and South America before Europeans ever came here. It existed in Africa long before then too.

All perfectly reasonable...

So we categorically reject any guilt more than any other human society must. It was eliminated here for ever 156 years ago.  We will not be fixated by it.  We will not be guilt tripped by it.  We will not denigrate our founders or our founding because they couldn’t eliminate it immediately and completely at the moment we won independence as a nation.  We will not pay reparations since there are no current perpetrators of it or survivors of it.

Who the hell is "we" MAGA?  Who gave you permission to speak for them?

You progressives will not use slavery as a tool or weapon to denigrate our founders or our founding beyond learning from the mistakes of history and not repeating them.

It's OK for you to stick your head in the sand and ignore history, just don't include anyone else, please.

History is compiled and refined constantly.

You can no more decide for others what is correct about that history than the American Indians can decide for African Americans.

Each minority has a point of view vastly different from the majority.

You can stick your head wherever you like and condemn books you haven't read whenever you like

but don't piss on me and call it rain or act like some moral majority mouthpiece,

it's unbecoming.

 
 
 
JohnRussell
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5  JohnRussell    one week ago
So even the school named after leftist Senator Diane Feinstein, who is still living, will have her name stripped off of it.

Any article that refers to Diane Feinstein as a leftist probably isnt worth using as toilet paper. 

 
 
 
Texan1211
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5.1  Texan1211  replied to  JohnRussell @5    one week ago

she is what she is.

 
 
 
MAGA
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5.1.1  seeder  MAGA  replied to  Texan1211 @5.1    one week ago

Which is definitely left of center though other than on gun control she’s nowhere near as looney as the Squad and friends.  

 
 
 
MAGA
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7  seeder  MAGA    one week ago
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  • The Trump administration's 1776 Commission has slammed what it calls 're-education attempts' that re-frame the United States as 'an evil country'
  • The commission released a scathing 45-page report on Monday - MLK Day
  • President Donald Trump created the commission last September to promote 'patriotic education' amid nationwide racial injustice protests
  • Released hours before Trump leaves office, the report says that 'deliberately destructive scholarship shatters the civic bonds that unite all Americans'
  • It also calls on schools to 'reject any curriculum that promotes one-sided partisan opinions, activist propaganda, or factional ideologies'
  • The report vehemently denies the charge the Founding Fathers were hypocrites for preaching equality while keeping slaves themselves
  • It also compares ideological division in the US today to those in the Civil War
  • The report argues that identity politics are 'the opposite of [Martin Luther] King's hope that his children would "live in a nation where they will not be judged" 

The Trump administration's 1776 Commission has slammed what it calls 're-education attempts' that re-frame the United States as 'an evil country' in a scathing report released on Martin Luther King Jr. Day. 

The 45-page document blasts 'destructive scholarship' that the commission says misrepresents the history of slavery and racial discrimination in the nation's schools and colleges. 

It also likened American liberals to the Italian fascist leader Benito Mussolini, who the commission said 'sought to centralize power under the management of so-called experts.' 

'States and school districts should reject any curriculum that promotes one-sided partisan opinions, activist propaganda, or factional ideologies that demean America’s heritage, dishonor our heroes, or deny our principles,' the authors of the report urge. 

President Donald Trump created the commission last September to promote 'patriotic education' amid nationwide racial injustice protests. He said at the time that American heritage was under assault by revolutionary fanatics and called for a 'pro-American' curriculum.  

The panel, he said, would be tasked with encouraging educators to teach students 'about the miracle of American history' and plan for the commemoration of the 250th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence.  

Released just two days before Trump leaves office, Monday's report says that 'deliberately destructive scholarship shatters the civic bonds that unite all Americans. It silences the discourse essential to a free society by breeding division, distrust, and hatred among citizens. 

'And it is the intellectual force behind so much of the violence in our cities, suppression of free speech in our universities, and defamation of our treasured national statues and symbols.'

Earlier Monday, Trump signed an executive order to establish a 'Garden of American Heroes' to honor a hodgepodge of figures including Thomas Jefferson, Kobe Bryant, Grover Cleveland and Alex Trebek.

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President Donald Trump created the commission last September to promote 'patriotic education' amid nationwide racial injustice protests
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The 45-page document blasts 'destructive scholarship' that it says misrepresents the history of slavery and racial discrimination.
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Protesters attempt to pull down the statue of Andrew Jackson in Lafayette Square near the White House on June 22

The 1776 Commission's report comes as an apparent counter to The New York Times' Pulitzer-winning '1619 Project,' which highlights the long-term consequences of slavery and the contributions of Black Americans. Speaking last fall, Trump called the project 'toxic propaganda.'  

Throughout Monday's report, the commission vehemently denounces the charge that America's Founding Fathers were hypocrites for preaching the importance of equality in the US Constitution while still holding slaves themselves. 

'This charge is untrue, and has done enormous damage, especially in recent years, with a devastating effect on our civic unity and social fabric,' the report says, adding: 'Many Americans labor under the illusion that slavery was somehow a uniquely American evil.'

The commission argues that, in fact, 'The foundation of our Republic planted the seeds of the death of slavery in America,' and said the issue needs to be 'seen in a much broader perspective', including 'the unfortunate fact' that slavery 'has been more the rule than the exception throughout human history.'

'Historical revisionism that tramples honest scholarship and historical truth, shames Americans by highlighting only the sins of their ancestors, and teaches claims of systemic racism that can only be eliminated by more discrimination, is an ideology intended to manipulate opinions more than educate minds,' the report states.

The report, which comes just two weeks after supporters of President Trump stormed the US Capitol, compares the ideological divisions in America today to those experienced during the Civil War.

'Americans are deeply divided about the meaning of their country, its history, and how it should be governed. This division is severe enough to call to mind the disagreements between the colonists and King George, and those between Confederate and Union forces during the Civil War,' the report says. 

The authors of the document also argue that the 'Civil Rights Movement was almost immediately turned to programs that ran counter to the lofty ideals of the founders,' specifically criticizing affirmative action policies.

'Today, far from a regime of equal natural rights for equal citizens, enforced by the equal application of law, we have moved toward a system of explicit group privilege that, in the name of "social justice," demands equal results and explicitly sorts citizens into "protected classes" based on race and other demographic categories,' the report says. 

'Eventually this regime of formal inequality would come to be known as "identity politics."' 

Read the report in full: 

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Split Personality
PhD Principal
7.1  Split Personality  replied to  MAGA @7    one week ago

This is you, not being fixated by it?

Historians rail against Trump administration's 1776 Commission

Experts call report released by former administration a ‘puerile, politically reactionary document’

 
 
 
Tacos!
PhD Guide
8  Tacos!    one week ago

The move to erase the names of founders from the public square is dumb. I don't see that it is an attack on faith principles, though. I don't get that connection.

 
 
 
Split Personality
PhD Principal
8.1  Split Personality  replied to  Tacos! @8    one week ago
The move to erase the names of founders from the public square is dumb.

Agreed, they were men and regardless of origin or religious beliefs were flawed. No shame in that.

I don't see that it is an attack on faith principles, though. I don't get that connection.

There isn't any. Some people can conflate weather and religion. There is no connection.

 
 
 
charger 383
PhD Quiet
9  charger 383    one week ago

So, Now the only thing that matters about anybody in history is were they nice to blacks and politically correct ?

 
 
 
Split Personality
PhD Principal
9.1  Split Personality  replied to  charger 383 @9    one week ago

No, Indians count too.

As a matter of fact, so do the Chinese and my all time favorites, the Irish.

Who knows what would have become of me if I were allowed to date the Italian Catholic girl of my dreams

or one of the Protestant twins near my aunts home. 

Our dating actions were highly regulated by our school mates prejudices as well as our parents in the 50's and 60's.

I could have been a contender if I wasn't a fucking Mick.

 
 
 
JohnRussell
Professor Principal
9.2  JohnRussell  replied to  charger 383 @9    one week ago
So, Now the only thing that matters about anybody in history is were they nice to blacks

I can't believe someone actually said that in regards to US history. 

 
 
 
charger 383
PhD Quiet
9.2.1  charger 383  replied to  JohnRussell @9.2    one week ago

I think it is a valid question.  

 
 
 
Tacos!
PhD Guide
9.2.2  Tacos!  replied to  JohnRussell @9.2    one week ago
I can't believe someone actually said that in regards to US history. 

These are the times we live in.

 
 
 
MAGA
Senior Guide
9.2.3  seeder  MAGA  replied to  Tacos! @9.2.2    one week ago

That’s why it’s so important to defend our real history and debunk biased propaganda faux history like Howard Zinn’s and the 1619 project.  Both of those are open anti America assaults on our actual history

 
 
 
Gsquared
Freshman Principal
9.2.4  Gsquared  replied to  MAGA @9.2.3    one week ago

The only anti-American assault is the attempt to destroy our democracy by Trump and his fascist cohorts.

 
 
 
MAGA
Senior Guide
9.2.5  seeder  MAGA  replied to  Gsquared @9.2.4    one week ago

There was a months long assault upon democracy by democrats and the left since the end of May of 2020 and is still on going in various cities across the country.  

 
 
 
Gsquared
Freshman Principal
9.2.6  Gsquared  replied to  MAGA @9.2.5    one week ago

Totally false:  jrSmiley_115_smiley_image.png

 
 
 
MAGA
Senior Guide
9.2.7  seeder  MAGA  replied to  MAGA @9.2.5    one week ago

Totally false:  jrSmiley_115_smiley_image.png 9.2.6

my comment is the absolute truth.  The democrat insurrection, looting, arson, and riots were a cause more important to them than the Chinese disease.  

 
 
 
Gsquared
Freshman Principal
9.2.8  Gsquared  replied to  MAGA @9.2.7    one week ago

Your comments don't contain a shred of truth.  

 
 
 
MAGA
Senior Guide
9.2.10  seeder  MAGA  replied to  Gsquared @9.2.4    6 days ago

It is Biden and congressional democrats who are the pro censorship cancel culture fascists in America 

 
 
 
TᵢG
Professor Principal
9.2.11  TᵢG  replied to  MAGA @9.2.10    6 days ago

Reality is not a simplistic, binary 'us' vs. 'them' where the 'us' side is always right and the 'them' side is always wrong.  

It takes little effort to see the logical flaws of finding everything Biden does to be wrong while heaping sycophantic praise onto Trump.   To ignore the profound dishonesty and narcissism of Trump yet turn around and find everything Biden does to be wrong screams confirmation bias.

 
 
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