Posted on September 18, 2020

Donald Trump Announces ‘1776 Commission’ to Fight Left-Wing Indoctrination

Charlie Spiering, Breitbart, September 17, 2020

President Donald Trump on Thursday announced the creation of a “1776 Commission” to fight the growth of far-left revisionist history such as the 1619 Project.


The “1776 Commission” will promote patriotic education in America’s schools and oppose reductionist partisan historical narratives.

The president’s speech was the sharpest criticism to date of critical race theory in education and media.

“Whether it is the mob on the street or the cancel culture in the board room, the goal is the same,” Trump said. “To silence dissent, to scare you out of speaking the truth and to bully Americans into abandoning their values, their heritage, and their very way of life.”

He specifically called out critical race theory as “a Marxist doctrine that America is a wicked and racist nation” {snip}

“We embrace the vision of Martin Luther King, where children are not judged by the color of their skin but of the content of their character,” he said, adding that the left wants to create “a new segregation” by viewing everything through the lens of race.


“Critical Race Theory, the 1619 Project, and the crusade against American history is toxic propaganda — ideological poison that, if not removed, will dissolve the civic bonds that tie us together,” he said.