McConnell Moves to Block Proposal for K-12 “Culturally Response Teaching and Learning” Which References the Racially Divisive Revisionist History “1619 Project”

“The Biden Administration is now apparently pushing to get the New York Times’ anti-American 1619 Project taught in every public classroom in America. This is a line in the sand moment for our country and I will stand against it here in our county. ” – Glenn “Kane” Jacobs, Mayor, Knox County, Tennessee (Twitter)

FoxNews.com reports that

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and fellow Republicans are demanding President Biden’s Education Department block a planned history education proposal that invokes the 1619 Project.

McConnell penned a letter to Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona with more than 30 of his GOP colleagues blasting new proposed priorities for American history and civics teaching as “divisive nonsense.”

“Americans do not need or want their tax dollars diverted from promoting the principles that unite our nation toward promoting radical ideologies meant to divide us,” McConnell wrote.

The Education Department published the new proposal on April 19 for federal grant guidelines designed to promote more “culturally responsive teaching and learning” at K-12 schools. As positive examples, the Department of Education cites the “landmark” 1619 Project, the resources of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and “anti-racist practices” modeled by scholar Ibram X. Kendi.

The 1619 Project was a Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times Magazine enterprise that examined the long-term consequences of slavery in America. It was released in 2019 to coincide with the 400th anniversary of the first arrival of enslaved Africans in colonial Virginia in 1619. Certain historians have raised concerns with some of the claims, namely that slavery was a primary reason that colonists fought the American Revolution.

Some conservatives have panned the work as an attempt to rewrite history and balked at the 1619 Project curriculum being taught in schools. To counter the 1619 Project, former President Trump formed a “1776 Commission” that issued a report meant to support what Trump called “patriotic education.”

Shortly after taking office, Biden disbanded that commission that his team said: “sought to erase America’s history of racial injustice” and removed the 1776 report from the White House website.

McConnell’s letter to Cardona stresses broad concerns that schools are diving into culture wars to the detriment of teaching students factual history and civics lessons.

McConnell and his GOP colleagues lamented that Americans aren’t proficient in basic civics, such as naming the three branches of the federal government. Instead, certain schools and, now the federal government, are trying to inject “divisive, radical and historically-dubious” propaganda into the classrooms, the senators wrote.

“Taxpayer-supported programs should emphasize the shared civic virtues that bring us together, not push radical agendas that tear us apart,” they wrote.

The Department of Education’s proposed guidelines are targeted at a small voluntary grant program. Education Week notes the American History and Civics grants receive $5.3 million in federal funding, out of a roughly $74 billion budget for the department.

The Far Left Democratic Party is determined to not only rewrite American History but also to indoctrinate our children and grandchildren to hate America and our Traditional System of Faith, Values, and Patriotism.

Why is it wrong to be a Proud American?

Nationalism, placing the well-being of Americans Citizens first, is a good thing and is what being a President should be all about.

The Far Left-controlled Biden-Harris Administration, the Democratic Party and their Propaganda Arm, the Main Stream Media, look down their noses at us average Americans living here in “Flyover Country” who believe that America is the greatest country on the face of God’s Green Earth and believing in American Exceptionalism.

Since the 8 years of the reign of King Barack The First, children and young adults, attending American Institutes of Learning from kindergarten to college campuses have been taught by Liberal teachers and professors that America was “just another country” and to be a patriot or to believe in “Nationalism” was to somehow be close-minded, ignorant, and bigoted, not necessarily in that order.

And now, these same clowns want to continue teaching revisionist History to our children and grandchildren while asserting that “educated people” believe that those of us who agree with Former President Trump’s optimism and “Nationalism” and those who disagree with their anti-American beliefs are  “racist” and “uneducated”.

They really need to visit America’s heartland, where all of us average and EDUCATED Americans live.

Believe of not, y’all, there are actually colleges and universities in “Flyover Country”.

In fact, where the exceptionalism of America actually lies is not in the Halls of Power nor in the Halls of Academia. But, rather in the courage and spirit of the average American. A courage and spirit, which our history proves, has driven American Citizens to build a nation, which is indeed exceptional among all others.

The secret of this country’s exceptionalism is the “Average Joe”, the 9 to 5′er, working himself into the grave to try to provide for his family.

It was this same “Average Joe”, who fired the shot heard around the world and began the War for American Independence, who stormed the beaches of Normandy on D-Day in World War II, who waded through rice paddies in Vietnam, and who swallowed sand in Desert Storm and Desert Shield. The same “Average Joe” who, as a New York City Policeman or Fireman, ran up the stairs of the World Trade Center on 9/11/01, instead of running down them. The same “Average Joe”, who simply wants things to be easier in this life for his children and grandchildren, than he had it.

It is this same “Average Joe”, who takes family and friends in, when they are in the midst of a life-altering tragedy. The same “Average Joe”, who volunteers on a soup line or at a Senior Citizens Home, or, who begins a successful business in his basement.

And, it is this same “Average Joe” who, being fed up with the Democratic Party’s Far Left Crusade against anything and everything traditionally American, went to the voting booth and elected Donald J. Trump, a Citizen Statesman, as our 45th President.

And, we are the same ones who believe that there is no way in H-E-L-L that dementia-riddled doddering fool Joe Biden won the 2020 Presidential Election with out a massive case of Election Fraud.

And that, boys and girls, is why the Far Left Democratic Party and Joe Biden’s Handlers built a fence around OUR Capitol and are governing like a bunch of fascist dictators..

Their ego-driven political ideology does not permit them to consider the reality that theirs is still the minority political ideology in this nation.

While the East and “Left” Coast are indeed heavily populated in their metropolitan areas with Liberals (some of them even Legal Citizens), the reality is that the overwhelming majority of Americans are still Patriots who believe in God and Country.

It was an overestimation of their own intellect and an underestimation of the intelligence and unbridled love of average Americans for OUR COUNTRY, that cost the Democrats the Presidency in 2016.

And, stupid moves like attempting to teach our children and grandchildren that America is a “Racist Country” is going to blow up in their weasel-looking faces and cost them the next two national elections in 2022 and 2024.

As George Orwell said,

Patriotism is usually stronger than class hatred, and always stronger than internationalism.

Patriotism is still cool…and the Democrats are clueless.

Until He Comes,

KJ

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