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Texas creates ‘1836 Project’ to teach ‘patriotic education,’ ‘Christian heritage’


Reported By Michael Gryboski, Christian Post Reporter | Thursday, June 10, 2021

Read more at https://www.christianpost.com/news/texas-1836-project-to-promote-patriotic-education-state-s-diverse-history.html/

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Texas has passed a law creating an “1836 Project” aimed at promoting values considered fundamental to state identity, as well as the launching of an advisory committee aimed at promoting “patriotic education.”

Gov. Greg Abbott signed HB 2497 earlier this week, saying in a statement posted to Twitter that “we must never forget why Texas became so exceptional in the first place.”

“The 1836 Project promotes patriotic education about Texas and ensures that the generations to come understand Texas values,” said Abbott. “Every newcomer to Texas who gets a driver’s license will also get a pamphlet that outlines Texas’ rich history.”

“The law also establishes the Gubernatorial 1836 Award to recognize students’ knowledge of the founding documents about Texas history.”

Lucy Meckler, campaign manager for the Next Generation Texas initiative of the Texas Public Policy Foundation, told The Christian Post that she supported the new law, calling it “a unique and robust way to educate Texans on our state’s founding principles, rich history, and diverse culture.”

“[The 1836 Project ensures] that all voices have the ability to participate in the creation and dispersing of Texas history and civics education to the public,” Meckler said. 

“At a time when our state is struggling with a civic literacy crisis and growing rapidly in population, it is more important than ever to ensure that every Texan has the opportunity to learn about what makes this state so great.”

According to the law, the advisory committee will have nine members who are “reflective of the diversity of the state,” with the governor, lieutenant governor, and speaker of the House each picking three people to serve a two-year term.

Topics that the project is expected to promote under Texas history will include: “the indigenous peoples of this state, the Spanish and Mexican heritage of this state, Tejanos, the African American heritage of this state, the Texas War for Independence, Juneteenth, annexation of Texas by the United States, the Christian heritage of this state, and this state’s heritage of keeping and bearing firearms in defense of life and liberty and for use in hunting.”

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Texas Governor Greg Abbott speaks at a news conference in Austin, Texas, U.S., June 6, 2017. | (Photo: REUTERS/Jon Herskovitz)

Critics of the Texas law include Valerie Street, president of the Texas Progressive Action Network, who told CP that she considered it “an unnecessary piece of legislation.”

“Texas state history is already part of public school curriculum,” she said. “We agree wholeheartedly with the need for Texas students to be given opportunities to deepen their knowledge of history.”

“Our hope, however, is that the history we provide in our schools be full, accurate and whole and we share concerns that our state is still struggling to overcome a tendency toward the whitewashing of that history and a failure to bring in the lesser-heard, lesser-known perspectives that are just as integral a part of our story.”

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Regarding the criticism of the 1836 Project, Meckler told CP that the law “does not gloss over Texas’ unique history but instead embraces it.”

“In addition, the bill specifically mentions that ‘The 1836 Project is composed of nine members reflective of the diversity of the state,’ ensuring that all voices have the ability to participate in the creation and dispersing of Texas history and civics education to the public,” Meckler said. 

The name alludes to “The 1619 Project,” a New York Times Magazine series of essays arguing that slavery continues to influence the United States in various ways. While many pundits and scholars have critiqued the 1619 Project for its historic inaccuracies, it nevertheless has been featured in the curricula of some public school districts throughout the country. Nikole Hannah-Jones, the reporter who headed the project, said in a series of Twitter posts last year that it was “not a history” but rather a challenge to “the national narrative.”

“The crazy thing is, the 1619 Project is using history and reporting to make an argument. It never pretended to be a history,” she tweeted at the time. “We explicitly state our aims and produced a series of essays. Critique was always expected, but the need to discredit it speaks to something else.”

On Wednesday, The Washinton Times reported that the U.S. Department of Education has been “inundated” with over 35,000 complaints in response to the Biden administration’s plan to urge K-12 schools to teach the 1619 Project and critical race theory. 

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This Governor Just Signed ‘Save Chick-Fil-A Bill’ – Cue LGBTQ Rage In 3, 2 and 1!


 

Written by Wes Walker on June 12, 2019

URL of the original posting site: https://clashdaily.com/2019/06/this-governor-just-signed-save-chick-fil-a-bill-cue-lgbtq-rage-in-3-2-and-1/

The man is a human a wrecking ball for big government bureaucrats and ‘Social Justice’ totalitarian ambitions. First, he signed a law protecting free speech on campus. A law which, in saner times, would have been unnecessary: BOOM: TX Gov Signs Campus Free Speech Bill Into Law (Video)

He just signed a law preventing nanny state government officials from shutting down a kid’s lemonade stand… ‘even if they (gasp!) don’t possess a permit’.

And now? Now he signed a ‘Save Chick Fil A’ bill — which is to say, he signed a religious freedom bill into law.

Even before it landed on his desk, he was having some trolling fun with it:

Thank you Gov. Abbott… and God Bless Texas!

Texas state Rep. Matt Krause (R), who sponsored the bill in the state House, said that it will prevent the government from treating companies like Chick-fil-A unfairly.

“What we want to make sure is if you donate to the Salvation Army, you won’t be labeled as a bigoted,”he told the Dallas Morning News.

But Rep. Julie Johnson (D) said the bill sends a message that “poisons this state,” adding, “It sends a message that Texas is not open and welcoming to all. It puts Texas on the wrong side of history.”
Source: TheBlaze

Why did they feel a need to pass such a law?

Because companies are being singled out for punishment by the totalitarian outrage mobs for supporting the ‘wrong’ social causes. And the government itself is being weaponized against individual companies for failing to comply with activist’s demands.

“San Antonio is a city full of compassion, and we do not have room in our public facilities for a business with a legacy of anti-LGBTQ behavior,” Councilman Robert Treviño told KTSA-FM.

One of the criticisms brought up against Chick-fil-A by the city council was that its foundation had donated in the past to groups, including the Salvation Army and the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, that had policies in place that professed traditional views on marriage.
Source: TheBlaze

Salvation Army has a presence in San Antonio. Here are some of the ‘offensive’ things they do:

Helping the homeless? Seniors? Disaster relief? Veterans? Opposing human trafficking?

Gee, wouldn’t want anyone supporting THOSE causes, would we?

The Pride provocateurs aren’t interested in being merely accepted anymore. Why should they be? They have a whole month where corporations and politicians bend over backward to signal their support and tolerance — ‘or else’.

This is an entirely PUNITIVE Brownshirt tactic of attacking any ‘heretic’ who doesn’t bend the knee to their new secular orthodoxy. They won’t burn you at the stake. They’ll just harass your business, and drive you into bankruptcy. They’ll make you unemployable. They’ll frighten advertisers away from your television and radio programming in an effort to force compliance.

Their tactics are more subtle and sophisticated than the violence of various revolutions. But don’t let their bloodlessness fool you, the intent is no less hateful than anyone chucking Molotovs or building a Guillotine.

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Wes Walker is the author of “Blueprint For a Government that Doesn’t Suck”. He has been lighting up Clashdaily.com since its inception in July of 2012. Follow on twitter: @Republicanuck

Texas Governor Sticks it to Gun Grabbing Moms Demand Action – Will Sign Open Carry into Law


Posted by Tim Brown

 URL of the Original Posting Site: http://freedomoutpost.com/2015/02/texas-governor-sticks-it-to-gun-grabbing-moms-demand-action-will-sign-open-carry-into-law/#AvkQgBPoJwIOA5MV.99Gun Control Supporters

Texas will become the 45th State to allow Open Carry, according to Texas Governor Greg Abbott (R) in comments hecropped-george-washington-regarding-2nd-amandment.jpg made during his 2015 State of the State Address. “Let me briefly follow up on a word I mentioned a moment ago – liberty,” Abbott said. “In a single word, it encapsulates what this country stands for, what Texas symbolizes. I will expand liberty in Texas by signing a law that makes Texas the 45th state to allow Open Carry.”

The anti-gun Moms Demand Action, a Michael Bloomberg concoction, has been desperately attempting to do anything and everything to pitch their anti-American propaganda to the public over the past year, but overall, with utter failure. The group’s useful idiot leader Shannon Watts has lied about statistics, endorsed public indecency for the cause and even gone after Jeff Foxworthy and Alan Jackson. Of course, Watts is not the only one that has not been completely ethical in her behavior. Kelly Burke, the president of the Texas chapter of “Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America,” is now being called into question regarding her testimony before the Texas Senate last Thursday, as many of her claims were said to be a “bold-faced lie.”

Last year, after applying Alinsky-style tactics in Oklahoma, a Tulsa Chipotle kicked out Moms Demand Action supporters for rude behavior. Additionally, Moms Demand Action has also suffered losses at various businesses, including Kroger, Fred Meyer, Staples and Harris Teeter. all the explaination

This is just one of many results of the people being sick and tired of open communists and socialists who do not believe in individual liberty. Whether most politicians get it right or not, the recently elected Texas governor got this issue right. hitler

There is also a campus carry bill before the Texas Senate that is being considered as a measure to allow students to protect themselves.

 About Tim Brown

Tim Brown is an author and Editor at FreedomOutpost.com, husband to his wife, father of 10, jack of all trades, Christian and lover of liberty. He resides in the U.S. occupied Great State of South Carolina. Tim is also an affiliate for the brand new Joshua Mark 5 AR/AK hybrid semi-automatic rifle.
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