House Republicans join the DeSantis express in opposing CRT
House Republicans are following Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’ lead in curbing Critical Race Theory and are trying to prevent it from spreading.
As reported by the Daily Caller, House Rep. Dan Bishop, R-NC., introduced a resolution on Friday that would label CRT as a Marxist ideology that poses a significant threat to the country.
Today, I introduced a resolution that details the Marxist roots of CRT and the threat it poses to the American Republic.
— Rep. Dan Bishop (@RepDanBishop) July 29, 2022
The resolution contends that CRT calls “into question the founding and moral legitimacy of the United States, both here and throughout the world.”
Bishop argues that CRT aligns with Marxist theory, arguing that how the theory is taught makes it “analogous to Karl Marx’s doctrines of structural classism, material determinism, and dialectical materialism.”
Like Marxism, Bishop alleges that CRT is a criticism of capitalism, arguing that, in terms of the United States, racism is not only inherently attached, it is the “ordinary state of affairs,” which then frames the United States “as an intrinsically unjust, oppressive, and racist nation.”
The resolution notes that CRT denounces “equality theory, legal reasoning, Enlightenment rationalism, and the neutral principles of constitutional law,” as well as the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, the “American founding ideals of inalienable rights secured by a government, and the social fabric of the American Republic.”
The resolution proclaims that, much like the Marxist ideology surrounding the abolition of private property, CRT argues “that the only solution to this state of affairs is to ‘abolish whiteness.”
CRT “poses a significant threat to the United States Republic, its citizens, and the free people of the world, rising to the degree of a clear and present danger to the Republic, its citizens, and the States, its allies, and the good and happiness of mankind.”
~ Dan Bishop
Bishop contends that it is vital for the House of Representatives to take this step in rejecting CRT and “its derivatives as a form of Marxist ideology” and recognize “that critical race theory exists in direct opposition to the founding ideals, way of life, and form of government of the United States.”
So far, 10 House Republicans have co-sponsored Bishop’s resolution, including Rep. Greg Stube, R-Fla., from Sarasota.
Bishop proposed a bill in May of 2021 that would empower families to be able to take their money elsewhere if their child’s public school advanced CRT curriculum.
— Corey A. DeAngelis (@DeAngelisCorey) September 22, 2021
In April, Governor Ron DeSantis signed a bill prohibiting the teaching of CRT in schools and businesses across the sunshine state, making a similar statement to Bishop at the time.
“No one should be instructed to feel as if they are not equal or shamed because of their race. In Florida, we will not let the far-left woke agenda take over our schools and workplaces. There is no place for indoctrination or discrimination in Florida.”