Published: 1/15/2022 7:01:18 AM
Modified: 1/15/2022 7:00:14 AM
I’m concerned with an underground movement to radically change our American opinion of what propelled our forebears to create the republic. I’m more concerned about local efforts to overturn the NH Legislature’s decision to prevent that by law. Critical Race Theory, and its morphed reappearances under different names, is the creature of a wholesale re-write of American history. Its fabrication was done simply to divide the American population into tribes. It’s an attempt to blunt pushback against government imposition of a state position (dare I suggest the term ‘state religion?’).
A fractionated public is much more difficult to unite in opposition. As a school boy I learned all about America’s original sin, slavery. I understood the moves behind extricating the nation from that moral misstep. I also understood the lingering prejudices sparked by the turmoil surrounding Emancipation. I got all this, decades ago, without the need to change the date of the Declaration of Independence to 1619. CRT-based curricula, now flooding the primary and secondary schools of our nation, are attempts to craft the message to match the narrative of one party to the public discourse. That sort of tilting of the playing field contradicts the aim of providing individual citizens the facts they need to exert their own freedom in the matter of choosing sides in any debate. The hard working, tax paying people of NH should re-read their automobile license plates before adopting a position on this or any other issue.