Editor’s Note: The Daily Signal audiences are quick to speak out on our coverage of what is happening in American culture, workplaces and schools. See for yourself in this dip in the mailbag at [email protected]—Katrina Trinko
Dear daily signal: Thank you for the informative article by Fred Lucas on the introduction of Congressional Critical Race Theory Legislation, including Representatives Burgess Owens, Chip Roy, and Dan Bishop Bills (“House Republicans Target Teaching Critical Race Theory ”).
It’s so refreshing to see that someone in our government is actually doing something to end this nonsense and chaos that promotes racism in the name of “stopping racism”. Critical Race Theory is so twisted, in effect promoting what it says it is trying to stop.
As an educator myself and married to a high school coach and business owner, I can say that our schools should teach reading, writing and arithmetic. They should teach the history of this great nation and the skills of survival in the workforce.
We need to teach how to work hard and the benefits of hard work. Teach the benefits of free enterprise and the opportunities that come with owning your own business and the dangers of taking more government grants. Teach how to be self-reliant as a nation and not rely on other countries for our fossil fuels.
We should be teaching independence, not addiction. Our schools need to stop belittling our students and encourage them to do great things. It’s amazing what kids can do and what goals they can achieve when they are just encouraged.
In addition, we should teach each other respect, not promote racism and give people a bad image. This is absolutely not the job of our schools and higher education institutions.
Please give some hope to those of us in this nation who stand for freedom and opportunity. –Audra Hill, Park Rapids, Minn.
Dear daily signal: This is the response to Larry Elder’s commentary article “Liberals Should Learn From Weak Jobs Report Incentives Matter”. We are business owners in an area of Pennsylvania where “help wanted” signs dot the landscape like flies on ripe fruit.
The biggest problem employers face here is understaffing. Jobs are plentiful but the workers who fill them are few. We have just visited our son in another part of the country. Same problem there. Jobs are plentiful, but workers do not accept them.
We must immediately end the federal government’s “enhanced” unemployment premium. And now that the vaccines are available, we must reverse the “fear of COVID-19” apology.
The Bible tells the truth when it says: An empty stomach is an incentive for the lazy to work (Proverbs 16:26). –Barbara Orsag, Quarryville, Pennsylvania.
Dear daily signal: Democrats are generally a lawless and sincere bunch. As Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, says in the Fred Lucas story, Democrats believe illegal aliens and criminals would vote Democratic, so Democrats want to allow these lawless people to vote Nationalize elections, cancel voter identification ”).
Democrats define preventing non-citizens from voting as “voter suppression.” I am all in favor of suppressing the votes of non-citizens. I am all in favor of removing multiple votes. I am all in favor of suppressing votes from people who cannot present identification, and I do not consider a utility bill to be identification. Unless a voter is blind or can physically move their hand to vote, I am all in favor of suppressing votes cast by anyone other than the voter.
Democrats call the prevention of illegal voting a voter suppression, it’s like a thief throwing combination safes as removing cash withdrawals. –Matt Gutchess, Ohio
Dear daily signal: My reaction to David Ditch’s comment is that we need to go back to our origins (“6 charts highlight disturbing trends induced by increased non-defense spending”). Eliminate all federal bureaucracies except defense, state and homeland security. Maybe keep the FBI if it’s deeply reorganized.
Social security must be privatized. Medicare can be privatized and medical aid for the poor can be paid for by states.
The money saved by significantly reduced federal employment can be used to pay off debt. Then, an amendment to balance the budget is necessary. A constitutional amendment to limit the percentage of gross domestic product allowed to be considered as taxes is needed. And a limit to the number of years you can sit in Congress is essential.
I’m sure more changes are needed, but it’s a start.Michael Campbell, San Antonio, Texas
Dear daily signal: I believe in what the 1776 Commission was created to do and what it was trying to accomplish. I also support Hillsdale College. Thank you for the article by Fred Lucas and what you are trying to accomplish (“Although Dissolved by Biden, 1776 Commission to Reconvene, Oppose Teaching of Critical Race Theory”).
My questions are: What is the supposed benefit of teaching New York Times Project 1619 and Critical Race Theory in our schools? Why is this even being considered?
What does the Biden administration, along with the teachers’ unions, think the benefit is to separate us by race – which I think is what Project 1619 and Critical Race Theory advocate? ? How does denigrating the white race for being white help the black race to rise up to improve? –David J. Chiusano, Glen Rock, NJ
President Joe Biden may have rejected the true history of America reflected in the Commission Report of 1776, but I have to believe that the vast majority of the American people did not.
I urge the chair and vice-chair of the committee, Larry Arn and Carol Swain, respectively, to create a corporate citizen dedicated to perpetually funding the work of the committee, supporting its mission, and developing a K program. -12 which faithfully portrays the history of the American experience. and why America has become the leader of the free world. Millions of students in homeschools, charter schools, private schools and parish schools would subscribe.
I believe millions of American patriots are looking for a tangible way to rebuke and loudly refute those who push the Marxist lies that underpin Critical Race Theory and The New York Times 1619 Project. Millions of working-class and senior Americans are stronger and ultimately more powerful than the socialist elites in the Biden administration, universities, left-wing media, and corporate boards.
A “ 1776 Society ” may be just the ticket to engage the American working class, as well as millions of American parents and grandparents, to defend and advance their true historical heritage and to honor both men and women. of all races, colors and beliefs that built it.Don Volz, New Braunfels, Texas
Dear daily signal: I loved Star Parker’s presentation on why the birth rate in the United States could lead to the demise of our country and our ability to care for our elderly and retirees (“Birth Dearth About Values, Not Economics “).
When positions are stated and supported by data, as Star Parker writes, it brings freshness to the argument without creating disdain. Giving parents options to educate their children seems like a logical game by removing the government. Let’s restore religion to our lives. –Mike Dejewski, Hartland, Wisconsin.
I agree with Star Parker’s notion that the declining birth rate is driven by a lack of interest in marriage and children. We live in a self-righteous society dotted with big homes, Range Rovers, and vacations everywhere, preferably exotic.
Restaurants are full of people taking pictures of their food to immediately share them with all of their contacts. Amazon is experiencing incredible growth meeting our needs almost immediately. Meanwhile, retirement savings rates are low.
Marriage, and especially children, requires the sacrifice of time, sleep and personal desires. Children need money that could otherwise be spent on themselves. To be honest adults, parents need to be involved in the breeding process, which means giving up immediate self-satisfaction.
Until we are ready to invest in something other than ourselves, until the value of sacrifice resurfaces, we will see fewer children on our streets.Steve Kosmalski, Blue Ash, Ohio
Dear daily signal: Another example of why I refuse to support PBS (“’Drag Queens in Training’: Kids Show on PBS Features ‘Lil Miss Hot Mess’ Reading, Dancing”). This kind of effort to persuade little children that sexual orientation is a matter of choice and not of biology is anti-scientific and destructive.
It’s propaganda, not education. PBS should be subject to market forces, as are other media.Marcia Sielaff, Gilbert, Ariz.
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