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WATCH: Texas Mom Doesn’t Want Kids Learning About Gandhi Because That Would Be ‘Critical Race Theory’

An angry Texas mother told the Texas State Board of Education on Tuesday that she doesn’t think it’s right for first graders to learn about the life and teachings of Mahatma Gandhi because that would be teaching “CRT” which is also known as Critical Race Theory.

The woman, who identified herself as “Jenna,” began her tirade:

“You refer to our flag, bonnets and mockingbirds as a significant symbol to a Texas community. No, these are emblems of identity and instill pride and connection with our home.”

It would inappropriate to teach children about “the importance of collaborating with various cultures” Jenna continued, because first they need to learn about their own culture:

“This revision wants to teach a first grader who is still putting notes to the tooth fairy under her pillow about following Gandhi’s lead to a peaceful protest. A first grader! CRT is already rampant and baked into our curriculum and we don’t want to be good little global citizens where are borders are considered a military zone.

“It’s a border and it’s good! Teach that. This is the land of the free, home of the brave. Be brave!”

State Board of Education Member Marisa B. Perez-Diaz countered Jenna by noting that she had failed to cite what Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) contain the standards that she was so enraged by:

“Be specific about what you’re talking about so that we understand that you actually have a legitimate concern or it’s not something you’re just hearing and reading and repeating. I guess I want to understand what on the history of how borders were created do you know about?”

That further angered the mother:

“I’m not an expert. I don’t appreciate your, um, belittling. I didn’t come here with a Ph.D. and I didn’t come up here as an educator or somebody on one of these work groups. I’m coming up here as a parent.”

Perez-Diaz reassured Jenna she wasn’t trying to belittle her in any manner:

“You just told our chair that you’d read it somewhere or you heard it, you don’t know. And that is not a belittling. I’m just acknowledging what you have yourself said.

“My point in asking you the question about borders is that is a clear example of why we need the standards the way that they have been written because this country did not always have borders. This country, we’re sitting on stolen land.”

After audience members in attendance applauded the board member’s remarks, she continued:

“That isn’t something that is in the standards. But what is in the standards is understanding our indigenous roots and understanding how indigenous communities have been impacted and those sorts of pieces of our history are very important.

“And so, again, I ask, what do you remember about learning about indigenous histories?”

Jenna was then forced to admit she didn’t learn much in history class when she was a student:

“I don’t remember very much about indigenous histories. I’m sorry I can’t answer your question about what I learned about indigenous communities and the border. I know our border is open right now and thousands are flooding over!”

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GOP Lt. Gov. Of North Carolina: Children Below Fifth Grade Shouldn’t Be Taught History Or Science

Mark Robinson is the Republican Lt. Gov. of North Carolina, and he thinks that children shouldn’t be taught anything about history or science until they reach the fifth grade.

According to a report from WRAL reporter Brian Anderson, Lt. Gov. Robinson made his thoughts on education clear in his memoir, We Are the Majority: The Life and Passions of a Patriot, which will be released in September:

Robinson is dropping more hints about a potential run for governor in 2024. And, if elected, he says he’d work to keep science and history out of some elementary school classrooms. He says he’d also seek to eliminate the State Board of Education, end abortion and work to prevent transgender people from serving in the military.

It’s unclear how exactly Robinson would prevent anyone from serving in the military since he’s not the commander-in-chief of U.S. armed forces. That job belongs to President Joe Biden.

But it’s Robinson’s ideas about education that are rightly drawing the most notice:

Robinson said he’d work to keep history, science and a number of other subjects out of first through fifth grade curricula and instead prioritize reading, writing and math “In those grades, we don’t need to be teaching social studies,” he writes. “We don’t need to be teaching science. We surely don’t need to be talking about equity and social justice.” Robinson also reaffirms personal views on climate change that became a major issue in the 2020 election. “Guess what? Most of the people of North Carolina know global warming is junk science,” he writes.

None of those should surprise anyone considering some of the ignorant and inflammatory statements Robinson has made over the years. For example:

  • Gay people are “devil-worshipping child molesters.”
  • Transgenderism is a “mass delusion” designed “to turn God’s creation … into a sickening image of rebellion to glorify Satan.
  • Michelle Obama is secretly a man.
  • American Muslims are “invaders.”

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Fox Host Furious A Museum Made Her Feel ‘Guilty’ About The History Of Slavery In The US

“Fox & Friends” co-host Rachel Campos-Duffy is upset that she was made to feel “ashamed” and “guilty” when she visited Monticello, the home of late President Thomas Jefferson, and was told that Jefferson was a slaveholder.

Campos-Duffy’s fellow co-host, Pete Hegseth, began the whining by claiming the “whole tone” at Monticello has now turned to Jefferson’s owning of slaves:

“It’s overwhelmingly negative! You go to visit the legacy of Thomas Jefferson and you learn about what a terrible person Thomas Jefferson was.”

And then Campos-Duffy joined the conversation:

“I visited many of these homes. And that is definitely what I picked up from all of this, that there is a reorienting, reconstructing of the history to basically make sure that the idea that they had slaves is on the same level as what they did for our country.”

But she was far from finished, adding:

“There are slaves across human history. I get that. It’s a terrible history we should talk about but we should not feel guilty or ashamed of our leaders when we go and visit the people who brought us the Constitution, the Declaration of Independence. You leave feeling that way.”

Co-host Joey Jones then added his voice to the matter:

“These were great men as far as their ideas go but they were able to build this on the backs of slaves and we honor that. And we talk about that. That’s different than re-writing the importance of Jefferson, the importance of Washington or whoever it may be. And why have Monticello at all if you’re only going to use it for grievance?”

All of this, Campos-Duffy interjected, is part of a plan by the left to rewrite history:

“Where’s all this coming from? The homes of these presidents are being populated — this is a very diabolical plan on the part of the left. So what they’ve done is they’ve taken their donors on the left and they’ve populated the boards of these estates with leftists.”

Yes, let’s tell our children what a great man Thomas Jefferson was, but not that he owned slaves. They don’t need to know that the man who wrote “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness” was, in a very real sense, a hypocrite. Better to just let them think Tom was a great guy and not explore the fact that he likely had children by at least one of the women he owned as a piece of property.

Conservatives are truth deniers who want to pretend the United States has never done anything wrong. But that’s not accurate. And if Rachel Campos-Duffy doesn’t like that fact, then she needs to stay away from Monticello, grab a fluffy blanket, and go find her safe space.

Here’s the video:

 

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Marsha Blackburn Tries To Give Liberals A Lesson On The Constitution And Winds Up Proving Her Own Ignorance

In an effort to explain why she is opposed to the nomination of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to the Supreme Court, Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) cited the U.S. Constitution as her rationale.

But instead of referencing the Constitution, Blackburn proved her own massive ignorance, quoting the Declaration of Independence.

Here’s the tweet Blackburn sent out on Wednesday afternoon:

Um…no.

As HuffPost notes, this isn’t the first time Blackburn has gotten American history horrible wrong:

Blackburn has something of a history of constitutional screwups. Last year, she vowed: “We will never rewrite the Constitution of the United States,” seemingly ignoring the 27 times it’s been amended. Blackburn even co-sponsored resolutions in support of three potential amendments.

It didn’t take long before social media lit up with laughter and mockery, all aimed at the ditzy Tennessee senator, who has a degree in home economics and clearly didn’t bother to study very hard in college.

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History-Challenged Kayleigh McEnany Claims The Founding Fathers Were ‘Against’ Slavery

According to former White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany, liberals are “haters” and have incorrectly painted the Founding Fathers as being pro-slavery. Instead, she insists, the men who founded the United States were “against” slavery.

McEnany made her moronic comments on Fox News, where she appeared as part of a panel, remarking:

“The haters never take a day off from  hating, that’s clear, and they never take a day off from getting the facts wrong.

“We know most of our forefathers, all of our main founding fathers were against slavery, recognized the evils of it.

“They’re so wrong on so much, where to begin.”

Where to begin? Let’s start with fact-checking that load of fetid bullshit that just poured out of Kayleigh’s mouth, courtesy of USA Today:

“Some of the signers are world famous – among them Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin, and John Adams – and some are obscure. The majority owned slaves – 41 of the 56, according to one study – though there were also ardent abolitionists among their number.”

41 of 56 owned slaves, but they were “against” slavery? Is that why the founders agreed to count slaves as 3/5ths of a white man when it came time to conduct a census count? If someone is opposed to something, why would they codify it into the document meant to govern the nation?

McEnany also got taken to task on Twitter:

Is Kayleigh McEnany really this stupid? Yes, and willfully so, which is the worst ignorance of all.