Will we remain one nation under God?

What unifies the United States? Contemplate what happened in 1776. Read the Declaration of Independence. Think about that national holiday we celebrated with fireworks just a few days ago. What unified the thirteen original colonies to drive King George and the most powerful military force in the world from our nation’s shores? Was it the desire to perpetuate slavery, or the desire to remain a free people?

Is Critical Race Theory (CRT) is a threat to our nation’s unity? Gubenatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe calls CRT “a right-wing conspiracy.

Is McAuliffe confused? Is the National Education Association (NEA) a ring-wing organization? Well, the NEA wants CRT taught in our schools.

Note that the so-called mainstream news media is ignoring this issue. Apparently, articles on this subject do not advance their agenda.

Here is what the NEA’s Representative Assembly passed.

The NEA apparently decided to bury item 39, but Reason Magazine dug it back up. Note that the NEA added The 1619 Project to its propaganda campaign. There is no question that The 1619 Project is biased history, IS THIS WHAT YOU WANT YOUR CHILDREN TAUGHT? | Prince William-Manassas Family Alliance (

What exactly is CRT? Why should we fight it? How can we fight it? Heritage Action has put out a booklet on the subject, Critical Race Theory E-book | Heritage Action For America. Unlike the Declaration of Independence, indoctrination in CRT and history like The 1619 Project divides us. If we want our children to love their country and their neighbors, we need to fight those leaders who would abuse our education system to sow division among us.

What is the ultimate solution? Who should we trust more with the education of children? Politicians or parents? Currently, politicians control the education of our nation’s children, and they have created a bizarre system where it is often difficult to pin down responsibility. Four different levels of government control the education of children. School boards, local governments, state governments, and the Federal Government all have management roles. That raises a question. What is wrong with school choice? What is wrong with private schools? Don’t they work for rich politicians? Why don’t we use school vouchers so parents can choose who teaches their children without paying twice, once in taxes and a second time in tuition?

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  1. boudicaus says:

    Reblogged this on and commented:
    H/T Citizen Tom

  2. dolphinwrite says:

    This is for honest readers: What keeps me safe is the starting point. I don’t allow anyone to convince me of anything, ever. Over our lifetimes, I have learned to watch, listen, and wait, sometimes reading, sometimes researching, sometimes pondering, when it seems to me the thing to do, when I decide. I remember once (Of course, this has happened before, but I learned the trick.) while helping a friend with his store, a man walking in wanting to argue. I said, you know, I don’t think about that. He asked, don’t you think it’s important. I said, I’m done. **You see, with any article, speech, or otherwise, there are those who know how to “engage” with creative wording. But I always start from the beginning. I’ll listen until I’m bored, which happens when I don’t think the speaker is honest, and this is easy to detect. Then, I agree to disagree. And leave. In this manner, being patient, over time, you start to connect the dots, listening, discussing, reading, observing, researching, and most of all, thinking for yourself.

    • Tom Salmon says:


      Honest readers? What did you mean by that? Well, here is what I think of the expression.

      Critical thinking requires us to examine every idea carefully with understanding that most ideas are wrong. Honesty requires us to beware of the ideas we want to believe, understanding that we don’t want to critically examine the ideas we want to believe.

      Example: Pick your race, sex, creed, gender, nationality, and so forth. What if someone comes along tells us something that in our pride we want to believe, that those of our race, sex, creed, gender, nationality, and so forth are superior. In our pride, don’t all of us want to believe that those of our race, sex, creed, gender, nationality, and so forth are superior? In our pride, don’t we amplify and encourage each other’s prejudices?

      When an idea involves our pride, then we need to examine that idea critically as we can.

  3. Tom,

    Your last comment below brings up two interesting: issue to discern

    “That raises a question. What is wrong with school choice? What is wrong with private schools? Don’t they work for rich politicians? Why don’t we use school vouchers so parents can choose who teaches their children without paying twice, once in taxes and a second time in tuition?”

    1, It brings up a question what is the difference between school choice and school vouchers?

    2. Similar to the issue of slavery which took a civil war and decades later to be recognized, and corrected by a Presidential Proclamation, a Supreme Court reversal, and Congress over time. The issue now is why parents are required to pay two tuitions now that the Blaine Amendments have been ruled unsensational in 2020 by the Supreme Court.

    Frankly, I have been focusing on school vouchers because I know how both inferior the public-school systems in Chicago and Illinois has been when compared to school districts in wealthy areas because of local taxation funding which the wealthier districts can afford to contribute. While poor areas cannot.

    Add my opinion, that most convicted criminals in the USA probably never attended a private religious school to teach them in depth religious morals of not to shoot each other, live-in single-family households, and a host of other factors of related to poverty, drugs etc.

    Then add the issue of the First Amendment rights of freedom of religion, it is apparent that now is the time for parents to speak up and demand school choice and school vouchers.

    The main reason is government is supposed to service the people, not people service the government. Add that if a parent has an opportunity to make a choice of schools, whether public or private, they must become involved to check into the alternative choice if they value and believe in parents having a duty and responsibility of raising children according to both their natural paternal rights, similar to instincts of animals, and their religious values.

    For example, your post focus on.” the NEA wants CRT taught in our schools. Which means by the time this issue gets to the Supreme Court and argued through school boards, State boards, Federal boards, another generation will be brainwashed or indoctrinated by either Right or Left Wing politicians..

    Would you and anyone else care to comment your opinions or add to this issue of what should be the just, fair, and equitable in a free country on the differences between school choice and school vouchers.

    Regards and goodwill blogging.

    • Tom Salmon says:


      Think about this. All the money that the NEA and other teachers unions use to propagandize us comes from us, and politicians choose which teachers get that money.

      Government pays the teachers, trains the teachers, and chooses the teachers, and parents either take it or pay twice.

      We need to make this an election issue and replace the politicians who don’t favor school choice. School vouchers would give parents the most choice.

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