The U.S. Senate has voted to pass an amendment that would prohibit the federal funding of the toxic and divisive teaching known as critical race theory in the nation’s schools.
The amendment which was introduced by Republican Senator Tom Cotton of Arkansas was approved 50-49 as a part of the budget reconciliation package and represents another step in the right direction of fighting the indoctrination of children who face shaming because of their skin color and are taught a version of history that falsely promotes the idea that America was founded on the principles of racism and slavery.
Cotton took to Twitter to announce the amendment’s passage, writing that “Our future depends on raising a generation of kids who love America.”
Sen. Cotton spoke from the Senate floor; “Growing up I was taught as I suspect that most of you were that America is great and noble in large part, because as Lincoln put it, it’s dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal,”
This evening the Senate PASSED my amendment to prevent federal funds from being used to promote Critical Race Theory in schools.
Our future depends on raising a generation of kids who love America. pic.twitter.com/rVLW6b8XiB
— Tom Cotton (@SenTomCotton) August 11, 2021
He continued, “In America, our rights have no color, our law and society should be colorblind, and as Dr. Martin Luther King said, we should all be judged not by the color of our skin but by the content of our character.” he said, “Sadly today some want to replace our founding principles with an un-American ideology called critical race theory, they want to teach our children that America is not a good nation, but a racist nation. Those teachings are wrong, and our tax dollars should not support them”
Cotton added; “My amendment will ensure that federal funds aren’t used to indoctrinate kids as young as pre-k, to hate America,” he said, “our future depends on the next generation of kids loving America, and loving each other as fellow citizens, no matter their race.”
According to a press release posted on Senator Cotton’s website; “Our future depends on raising a generation of kids who love America and love each other as fellow citizens, no matter their race. But Critical Race Theory teaches that our country is irredeemably racist, that ‘equality’ is a sham, and that true justice requires treating everyone differently—based on the color of their skin. Our tax dollars should never support indoctrinating the youngest Americans with such poison,”
CRT has been around for decades and was long contained to college campuses but made the leap into public school classrooms as well as corporate boardrooms where employees are forced to undergo mandatory “racial sensitivity” training in which they are made to acknowledge their “white privilege” along with other indignities designed to humiliate them.
Former President Donald J. Trump kickstarted a long-overdue backlash against the poisonous ideology and Republicans have seized on the rejection of the teachings which have been championed by Democrats including the Biden White House as a winning issue in next year’s crucial midterm elections.
Cotton has been at the forefront of the congressional pushback and scored a big win with the approval of his amendment.
A decorated military veteran who served the nation in Iraq and Afghanistan and a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, Cotton previously introduced a bill to fight critical race theory indoctrination in the military as well as sent letters to defense giants Raytheon and Lockheed Martin calling for answers after whistleblowers revealed that the corporations forced employees to attend CRT struggle sessions under the pretense of “diversity” training.
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