By Bill Korach www.thereportcard.org
A disturbing new effort to rewrite history has emerged, which is to remove any trace of any historical figure that had any connection to slavery. The Dallas Independent School district under the leadership of Elizabeth Elizalde, wants to 1. Investigate which Founding Fathers had any connection to slavery, 2. Rename any schools that bear their names. The game here is becoming pretty clear. First you discredit the Founding Father as racist etc., then you discredit anything they’ve written as racist. So, the thinking goes, since James Madison owned slaves, then the Constitution which he largely wrote must be racist. So eliminate his name from the high school in Dallas, then consider that the Constitution is racist and therefore illegitimate. Re-writing history is a scary concept right out of George Orwell’s 1984. The Dallas story is reported by FrontPage Mag
As the Cultural Revolution to stamp out the Confederacy (not to mention Columbus) and all of America history continues, anyone can be a member of the Confederacy. Because this culture war being waged by the left against America is being run by angry, racist functional illiterates.
And so onward to Dallas where the Dallas Independent School District has posted a list of schools it will rename because of the Confederacy, including schools named after Stonewall Jackson and General Lee.
And there’s the second list.
“The schools listed below will require further research as their connection to the Confederacy varies,” the second list states.
That list includes…
James Madison High School
Thomas Jefferson High School
Benjamin Franklin Middle School
Yes, the Dallas Independent School District is “researching” Benjamin Franklin’s connections to the Confederacy.
Not only is this culture war an insult to America. It’s being waged by individuals who are completely ignorant of the most basic history. Who think that Benjamin Franklin was around during the Civil War.
Here, let me educate the Dallas Independent School District.
Benjamin Franklin – Deceased – 1790
Thomas Jefferson – Deceased – 1826
James Madison – Deceased – 1836
Confederacy – Formed 1861
If the DISD can find a calculator, they should (hopefully) be able to do the math on this in less than 2 hours. Or the taxpayer’s money back.)
The only thing this list demonstrates is that everyone involved in it should be working checkout at McDonald’s. If they can handle it.
“This was just a very quick review of looking at the biographies of the individuals,” DISD chief of school leadership Stephanie Elizalde told trustees on September 14. “And if there was any association with Confederacy—not making a judgment for or against— just if we saw Confederacy named in it, we then highlighted it. We are now in the process of doing a second [look].”
Let’s make some judgements. If you don’t know when Franklin or Jefferson lived, not only should you not be in the position of being able to rename schools, there should be a court ruling to force you to stay at least 200 feet away from the educational system at all times.