The “Pro-Active District 37 Team”, representing the fundamentals of our constitution, community and people of faith, from Northvale to Palisades Park, is firmly opposed to the teaching of Critical Race Theory (CRT), or its fundamental precepts under any other name, to our children.
This CRT is founded in the origins of Marxism, responsible for over 200 million political deaths in the last century. It is tied to the 1619 Project, which is a false narrative being exploited by Democrats and left leaning groups, which has absolutely no validity to our independence. When carefully examined, the 1619 Project is filled with an inaccurate history on the origins of slavery and indentured servants which arrived on our Northern Continent with the English settlers of the 1600’s and has no basis for the 1776 liberty of our country.
CRT and 1619 walk hand in hand as a method to divide our country and children. It will not stand. We will refute those that seek to exploit this issue. Let us get back to teaching Reading, Writing, Math and Science to prepare our children to be productive Americans.
Critical Race Theory is antithetical to one of our foundational mottos, “One Nation Under God,” and to the fundamental American ideal expressed best by Rev. Martin Luther King that one ought to be judged by the content of their character and not by the color of their skin.
President Lincoln reminded us of the Biblical truth that a house divided cannot stand, and so we must oppose any attempt to cause division among our children. He also taught us that the philosophy in the classroom of one generation will be the philosophy of government in the next. Critical Race Theory would set us on a projection toward tribalism and conflict, as is already being evidenced.
Not only must we oppose attempts to divide us; we must also reaffirm the basic truth of Americanism that we are “One Nation Under God,” and it is that view that takes precedence over our ethnic or cultural distinctions.
The “Pro-Active District 37 Team” encourages parents to be engaged in this battle for the minds and hearts of our children. We will support them as they stand for righteousness, justice and equality as prescribed in our founding documents.
The D37 Legislative Team of Koontz, Durfee and Patrick