In all of the craziness of this last year, in all of the ridiculous and downright outrageous events and new thought processes that have emerged, there is nothing that makes me more angry (and should make everyone, everywhere angry) then someone disrespecting the American flag, and then turning around and claiming that it is their right to do so. When someone disrespects the flag, they are also disrespecting every single man and woman, and their families, who have fought and given their lives for those rights that so many think just come free of charge. I fully believe that this new “trend” has come about partly because of the ideas of Critical Race Theory being pushed in our schools and society.
Let me explain.
Critical Race Theory is dangerous. It is dangerous to all Americans; black, white, male, female, old and young. It is no more than a wedge that is being driven deeper and deeper into all aspects of our society. We are no longer just Americans, we are oppressors and the oppressed. We are attackers and victims.
Critical Race Theory is now being thrown to our young children. Children, who naturally don’t even notice skin color, are now being taught that our skin color is a precursor to how our lives will play out. Gone are the ideals of Martin Luther King who said “I look to the day when people will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.”
Equality is no longer being taught, but that of equity. It is no longer enough to all be given an equal opportunity to succeed in life. It is now seen as superior thinking to provide loopholes and special treatment for a certain group of people to get ahead simply based on the color of their skin.
Schools all across the nation are now teaching that our Founding Fathers simply wanted to be free from Great Britain so that they could keep their slaves. That couldn’t be further from the truth. If anyone actually takes the time to read our founding documents, they will quickly see that.
“They preached equality because they believed in the fatherhood of God and the brotherhood of man. They justified freedom by the text that we are all created in the divine image, all partakers of the divine spirit.
Placing every man on a plane where he acknowledged no superiors, where no one possessed any right to rule over him, he must inevitably choose his own rulers through a system of self-government. This was their theory of democracy... Whatever else we may say of it, the Declaration of Independence was profoundly American.” -Calvin Coolidge
Critical Race Theory is the catalyst being used to destroy our country from the inside out. Those men and women that are blatantly disrespecting the flag, and all that she stands for, clearly have been taught wrong. They clearly do not understand that this nation has given them more opportunity and more freedom than anywhere else in the world could provide. It is sad to see so many people, who have been placed in the public spotlight, and who should be representing our country, choosing to believe the narrative that America is racist and evil. Though far from perfect, America is a place that the entire world looks to as a beacon of hope. Our history is one that defies all odds and shows that anyone can be and do anything simply because we are created by God. Let’s stop this divisive rhetoric, let’s focus on what makes us great. Let us each, in our own communities, be kind, be forgiving and be brave enough to teach truth.