(USA Features) U.S. Rep. Byron Donalds said Monday that American parents should rise up and reclaim control of their children’s primary school education curriculum amid a push to include highly controversial critical race theory in classrooms.
“For far too long in American education we have had, frankly, liberals push their ideology against the foundational pillars of this nation against the progression that this nation has taken since the Civil War, since reconstruction, through the scourge that was Jim Crow, through the civil rights era till today, and they ignore the progression of this country,” Donalds told Newsmax TV’s “Cortes & Pellegrino.”
“What often happens is you have a situation in our classrooms where socialism and communism and capitalism are put on the same standards as if they’re equal somehow, some way, and they completely ignore the scourge that communism and socialism has had on too many governments across the globe in world history,” Donalds, a Florida Republican, added.
He went on to say that the GOP has been hands-off when it comes to education, especially at the local level, for far too long.
“This is something that is important: That conservatives, Republicans start taking a look back at the classroom and understand that our children need to be taught and understood that not only has capitalism provided more economic opportunity for more people than at any other place in the history of the world, but that the United States government under the United States Constitution has been a beacon for hope and liberty for all people,” Donalds said.
“Even though our country has not been perfect, it is by far the most perfect,” he continued.
“That kind of an ideology is missing from our classrooms. And that’s why so many of our young people come out with many questions and even hatred for our country,” said the Florida Republican.
He went on to say that Democrats “view everything through the lens of race, which is a subjective way of viewing the country.”
“The problem with leftists is that they want you to quote, unquote achieve those things only by giving them full political power,” Donalds said. “And if you give anybody full political power, nobody succeeds.
“Whereas conservatives what we want to do is actually limit the size and scope of federal power. We don’t want all power residing in Washington, D.C. We want people to be free to do these things on their own so that we can all live in the harmony and peace that everybody wants,” he told the hosts.
“That is the big difference, frankly, between the leftists of today, the liberals of yesteryear, and the conservatives that have been in our country throughout this entire time,” he added.
“It’s important that we win this discussion and we win the day because the future of everybody’s liberties, white and black, are on the line.”