President Donald Trump is following through on his plan to promote a “patriotic education.”
Newsmax reports that President Trump has selected 18 individuals to lead the 1776 Commission, which he created in response to the left-wing “1619 Project.”
According to the outlet, the panel will be chaired by Hillsdale College president, Larry Arnn, and vice-chaired by Vanderbilt University professor Carol Swain. Other members include Turning Point USA founder Charlie Kirk and Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant.
According to the White House announcement that was released on Friday, the panelists will be members for terms of two years.
In this project, far-left journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones attempts to rewrite American history, in the Times’ own words, “by placing the consequences of slavery and the contributions of black Americans at the very center of our national narrative.”
Hannah-Jones claims that America wasn’t founded in 1776 with the Declaration of Independence, but in 1619 when slaves first arrived. She also states that the purpose of the American Revolution was to protect slavery.
The project has received widespread criticism from liberal and conservative historians alike. Yet, it is being taught at public schools in several states, including Chicago, Illinois, Newark, New Jersey, Buffalo, New York, and Washington, D.C.
The fight for true American history
The 1776 Commission is President Trump’s attempt to do something about this corrupting of America’s youth.
“We must clear away the twisted web of lies in our schools and classrooms and teach our children the magnificent truth about our country,” the president said in September.
On Friday, Hillsdale Associate Vice President and Dean of Educational Programs, Matthey Spalding, another 1776 Commission panelist, said that “the 1776 Committee was formed to advise the President about the core principles of the American founding and how to protect those principles by promoting patriotic education. The path to a renewed and confident national unity is through a rediscovery of our shared identity rooted in those principles.”
The reaffirmation of the principles upon which America was built is certainly needed now more than ever.