President Trump Articulates America’s Greatest Challenge
We founded 1776 Action as a continuation of President Trump’s 1776 Commission, which was started as a way to restore honest, patriotic education in schools. Here’s an excerpt from the Executive Order which explained why Trump established the Commission:
“In recent years, a series of polemics grounded in poor scholarship has vilified our Founders and our founding. Despite the virtues and accomplishments of this Nation, many students are now taught in school to hate their own country, and to believe that the men and women who built it were not heroes, but rather villains.”
The Commission was not envisioned as a political weapon to be used by Republicans against Democrats. Instead, it was about ensuring that students are taught an honest account of history that celebrates the many triumphs of our nation.
Unfortunately, Joe Biden canceled the commission just days into his presidency.
In an excellent piece for The American Thinker, Eileen Toplansky reflects on that decision. She asks how the new administration could possibly find America’s founding principles so offensive that it targeted the Commission for cancellation on Biden’s first day in office. She also points to a key passage of President’s Trump’s farewell address that went unnoticed by many:
“Now, as I leave the White House, I have been reflecting on the dangers that threaten the priceless inheritance we all share. As the world’s most powerful nation, America faces constant threats and challenges from abroad. But the greatest danger we face is a loss of confidence in ourselves, a loss of confidence in our national greatness. A nation is only as strong as its spirit. We are only as dynamic as our pride. We are only as vibrant as the faith that beats in the hearts of our people. No nation can long thrive that loses faith in its own values, history, and heroes, for these are the very sources of our unity and our vitality.”
That’s why it is up to us to continue upholding the legacy of the Commission and ensuring that radical ideologues do not indoctrinate an entire generation of Americans to embrace their hate-fueled rhetoric.