Texas and Wisconsin Conservatives Mobilize
Here are three stories from the Epoch Times about the battles in Texas and Wisconsin to reassert Christian values and Constitutional principles in schools and in elections.
QUOTE: Texas Conservatives Mobilize Against New Social Curriculum Adding Gender, LGBT, and CRT Ideology
State board of education holding public hearing on changes
By Darlene McCormick Sanchez August 29, 2022, Updated: August 30, 2022
Texas conservatives are revolting over proposed State Board of Education changes that will eliminate teaching the U.S. Constitution and founding principles in some grade levels while including ideologies on white supremacy, LBGT pride, and gender.
Parent groups and conservative groups have mobilized to attend a public hearing at the Texas State Board of Education in Austin Tuesday in opposition to changes that they feel do not accurately reflect the accomplishments of Texas and America. The board could vote on the changes this week.
Left-leaning groups praised the first draft of the social studies curriculums proposed last month as more inclusive and progressive than past education standards.
Melissa Martin, a board member of Innovative Teachers of Texas, a conservative teacher’s group, told The Epoch Times the changes were “disappointing.”
“Texas is an exceptional state, and our students need to learn about our rich Texas history,” she said via text. “Rather than focusing on a globalist agenda, the curriculum should motivate our young Texans to develop into citizens who value family and citizenship of our great state and nation.”
Republican groups sent out a call to action identifying the removal of numerous Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) educational standards about America’s founding principles and the family to be replaced by more liberal ideas aligned with globalism.
Some of the high school level changes include removing “E Pluribus Unum” and “In God We Trust” from the U.S. History curriculum.
Significant American government figures of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, John Marshall, Andrew Jackson, Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt, Franklin Roosevelt, and Ronald Reagan were removed from U.S. Government studies.
A working committee drafting the rules said in notations about the deletion that the standards would be a better fit for middle school or moved into other lessons on executive power concerning government figures.
Other social studies curriculum standards that were part of a draft were just as problematic for critics.
In the 7th Grade, a standard claims that the Haudenosaunee Confederacy’s practice of federalism influenced the writing of the U.S. Constitution as a nod to diversity inclusion. However, some scholars have debunked that connection.
The confederacy is also known as the League of the Iroquois, consisting of up to six upstate New York-based Native American tribes.
An 8th-grade standard on the intersectionality of (gay) pride, civil rights, and other movements was included.
The comment section mentioned Angela Davis, who advocates Critical Resistance Theory for abolishing the prison system. Also, Texas Rangers, an elite law enforcement group, were listed as “an instrument of oppression” during the clash between Texas Rangers and Mexican Americans and immigrants during the Mexican Revolution.
On the high school level of World Geography, the new standard included the “Gender Inequality Index” and the “World Happiness Report.”
Various citations of the “history of white supremacy” were included in the middle and high school level, where one standard analyzed the effects of “the New South” on diverse populations including, “sharecropping, convict leasing, Black Codes, white supremacy, and the creation of the Ku Klux Klan.”
Julie Pickren, a Republican running for State Board of Education in District 7, told The Epoch Times the state board sped up the process of deciding the TEKS for the next 12 years.
With more conservatives likely to take seats on the board in January, the process was fast-tracked. Work groups were put in place that produced “woke content,” including the use of the 1619 Project as the foundation of the African American Studies course, she said.
Pickren said other educational standards remove the family and focus on community instead. She noted that other states with conservative governors, such as Florida, Virginia, and South Dakota, have experienced similar moves but stopped them.
State Rep. Steve Toth (R-Woodlands), who championed banning Critical Race Theory in schools, told The Epoch Times the 1619 Project is not historically accurate and prohibited by state law.
“This is a concerted effort, a uniform effort all across the United States,” Toth said. END QUOTE
The rest of the story is linked here.
QUOTE: Texas GOP Passes Resolution Declaring Biden ‘Not Legitimately Elected’
By Gary Bai June 19, 2022, Updated: July 17, 2022
Texas Republicans have passed a resolution stating that President Joe Biden was “not legitimately elected,” and that “substantial” election fraud in key metropolitan areas influenced the results of the 2020 presidential election in favor of Biden.
“We believe that the 2020 election violated Article 1 and 2 of the US Constitution, that various secretaries of state illegally circumvented their state legislatures in conducting their elections in multiple ways, including by allowing ballots to be received after November 3, 2020,” states a resolution passed on June 18, the last day of a three-day biennial Texas Republican convention held in Houston, the Texas Tribune reported.
“We believe that substantial election fraud in key metropolitan areas significantly affected the results in five key states in favor of Joseph Robinette Biden Jr. We reject the certified results of the 2020 Presidential election, and we hold that acting President Joseph Robinette Biden Jr. was not legitimately elected by the people of the United States.”
The state’s Republican Party, the largest in the nation, passed the resolution after delegates sat through a June 16 screening of “2000 Mules,” a documentary directed by conservative author and filmmaker Dinesh D’Souza.
The movie features the undercover investigative work of David Lara, a citizen investigator, and Arizona state Senate candidate Gary Snyder, as well as investigations conducted by election integrity organization True the Vote on an alleged coordinated ballot trafficking operation during the 2020 election.
Described as an exposé of “widespread, coordinated voter fraud in the 2020 election,” the movie draws on cellphone location data paired with video surveillance footage that allegedly shows a cohort of people dropping ballots off at drop boxes situated outdoors, on average, more than 20 times each. Those people were dubbed by the investigators as “mules.”
While some states allow people to gather ballots from certain people and drop them off, the volume of ballots inserted into the boxes and the fact that the people went to multiple boxes to drop ballots off shows that what happened was illegal, filmmakers say.
“The mules are instructed to do three votes over here or five votes over there, 10 votes over here; they spread it around so as not to raise eyebrows and not to raise suspicion,” D’Souza previously told EpochTV’s “Crossroads.” The scale of the operation was enough to tip the 2020 election, he said.
The Texas Republican Party passed the resolution on June 18 during a voting session on the party’s platform and legislative priorities.
The approved platform also recommends numerous measures to bolster election integrity, including implementing voter photo ID and in-person voting and tightening the voter registration process.
Other issues endorsed in the state Republicans’ latest platform include a call to abolish abortion, preserve gun rights, remove Marxist ideology and critical race theory from schools, and ban gender modification of children.
James Wesolek, communications director for the Republican Party of Texas, told The Epoch Times that 5,500 delegates attended the convention, which offers Republicans an opportunity to set priorities for the next legislative session in 2023 and elect party leaders.
“Remember, the Republican Party of Texas is a grassroots party,” Matt Rinaldi, chairman of the Republican Party of Texas, told attendees of the convention, Houston Public Media reported. “It doesn’t belong to me, the governor, or senators or congressmen, or any elected official. This is your party.” END QUOTE
Here is a link to the above story.
The Texas resolution was shortly followed by Langlade County, Wisconsin. Here are some excerpts of this story which also appeared in the Epoch Times:
QUOTE: Langlade County GOP Declares Biden as ‘Not Legitimately Elected’ in 2022 Resolution
By Gary Bai July 6, 2022, Updated: July 10, 2022
Republicans in Langlade County, Wisconsin, have passed a resolution stating that President Joe Biden was “not legitimately elected” and that “substantial” election fraud influenced the results of the 2020 presidential election in favor of Biden.
“The Republican Party of Langlade County Wisconsin formally rejects the certified results of the 2020 Presidential election, and we hold that acting President Joseph Robinette Biden Jr. was not legitimately elected by the people of the United States,” reads the Langlade County GOP’s 2022 resolution obtained by The Epoch Times.
“We believe that substantial election fraud in key metropolitan areas significantly affected the results in five key States in favor of Joseph Robinette Biden Jr.”
The executive committee of the Langlade GOP Party, which describes itself as the “Party of Lincoln, Reagan, and Trump,” unanimously approved the resolution on June 30 and made it public on July 1 on a local radio show.
“I hope to indirectly and directly contact every Republican County party in the nation and encourage them to write a similar resolution with the specifics to their state and their county, and just keep building momentum on this for months to come,” Terry Brand, chairman of the Republican Party of Langlade County, told The Epoch Times on July 6.
“I would like to have one county drop a resolution every day, from now until Nov. 8, to continue to develop that momentum and put pressure on our elected people to do the right thing and make sure that we have election integrity down to the point where there is zero possibility of cheating—that should be our goal,” Brand said.
In passing the resolution, the county party said it stands “in solidarity” with the Maricopa County GOP of Arizona and the Texas GOP, both of which recently passed resolutions to reject the legitimacy of the 2020 election due to widespread election fraud.
Similar to its counterparts in Texas state and Maricopa County of Arizona, the Langlade County GOP cited evidence presented by “2000 Mules,” a documentary directed by conservative author and filmmaker Dinesh D’Souza. END QUOTE
These positive moves do not and will not happen unless good people wake up and take action. The rest of this story is linked here.