Declaration of Independence

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. - That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed.

Sunday, September 6, 2020

Why Are Federal Employees Being Trained to Believe that America Is Racist?

            The topic of discussion for this Constitution Monday is equality. The United States was formed on the idea that all men are created equal. In our quest to achieve equality, we have often gone too far and made things worse. This is what happened with a program recently discovered by President Donald Trump.

            President Trump discovered that federal agencies were using taxpayer money to fund seminars where federal employees were taught that the country is racist. His administration has ordered all federal agencies to start the process of defunding such seminars. Under direction from President Trump, Russell Vought, director of the White House Office of Management and Budget, released a memo on Friday explaining that such programs were being cut. The document was sent to the heads of executive departments and agencies and shared online.

It has come to the President’s attention that Executive Branch agencies have spent millions of taxpayer dollars to date “training” government works to believe divisive, anti-American propaganda.

For example, according to press reports, employees across the Executive Branch have been required to attend trainings where they are told that “virtually all White people contribute to racism” or where they are required to say that they “benefit from racism.”

According to press reports, in some cases these training[s] have further claimed that there is racism embedded in the belief that America is the land of opportunity or the belief that the most qualified person should receive a job.

            According to Vought’s memo, such programs “not only run counter to the fundamental beliefs for which our Nation has stood since its inception, but they also engender division and resentment within the Federal workforce.” He expressed gratitude for a federal government that employs members of “all races, ethnicities, and religions.” “However, we cannot accept our employees receiving training that seeks to undercut our core values as Americans and drive division within our workforce.”

            Vought instructed all agencies to “immediately identify” any funds that are related to teaching “radical theories regarding race and sociology” and to cut them “as soon as legally possible.” The memo continued.

These include “‘critical race theory,’ ‘white privilege,’ or any other training or propaganda effort that teaches or suggests (1) that the United States is an inherently racist or evil country or (2) that any race or ethnicity is inherently racist or evil.”

In addition, all agencies should begin to identify all available avenues within the law to cancel any such contracts and/or to divert Federal dollars away from these un-American propaganda training sessions.

            Even though the Trump administration is committed to equality in the workplace, Vought said that there is no place in the Federal government for “the divisive, false, and demeaning propaganda of the critical race theory movement” because it is “contrary to all we stand for as Americans.”

            The condemnations and accusations against the Trump administration began immediately. They claimed that the crackdown on the antiracism training is “anti-American” and other similar comments. My question is, who is responsible for starting this propaganda in the first place? People who believe that America is racists have no place working in the Federal government. My next question is, why would somebody want a federal workforce that hated America? Why do such people even live in the United States?

            The United States of America has the most freedom of any other country on earth and best system for achieving individual wealth. There are millions of people throughout the world who would like to live in America because it is a “shining city up on hill” to many of them. It would be nice if we could trade all the people who hate America for those who would be good citizens. Meanwhile, the best that we can do is re-elect Donald Trump because he is the only person standing between America as we know it and destruction of the American way of life.

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