Biden Abolishes Trump’s 1776 Commission

"That's why I'm rescinding the previous administration's harmful ban on diversity and sensitivity training and abolish the offensive of counterfactual 1776 commission," Biden said.

President Biden in his latest wave of daily executive action said he is rescinding the Trump administration’s “harmful” ban on diversity and sensitivity training in the federal government and will also be “abolishing” former President Trump’s “offensive counter-factual” 1776 commission on “patriotic education.”

“In the weeks ahead, I’ll be reaffirming the federal government’s commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion and accessibility, building on the work we started in the Obama-Biden administration,” Biden said during a signing ceremony at the White House alongside Vice President Kamala Harris. “That’s why I’m rescinding the previous administration’s harmful ban on diversity and sensitivity training and abolish the offensive of counterfactual 1776 commission. Unity and healing must begin with understanding and truth, not ignorance and lies.”

Biden rolled out an additional slate of executive actions on Tuesday’s with the theme of the day centering around racial equity policy, although none of what he signed on Tuesday correlated to his remarks bashing the 1776 commission or sensitivity trainings. The president signed a memorandum directing the Department of Housing and Urban Development to examine “historical racism in federal housing policies,” directed the Justice Department not to renew federal contracts with private prisons, reaffirming the federal government’s commitment to Tribal sovereignty and consultation, and combating xenophobia directed at Asian-Americans amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Last September, Trump announced the creation of the “1776 Commission,” an initiative established to research and promote “patriotic education.” It was designed to teach U.S. history from a patriotic perspective while countering the left’s one side “distorted” and “totally discredited 1619 Project” created by the New York Times that claims America is “irredeemably and systemically racist.” 

“We are here today to declare that we will never submit to tyranny. We will reclaim our history and our country for citizens of every race, color, religion, and creed,” Trump said in announcing the Commission at the National Archives marking the anniversary of the Constitution’s signing. “The left has warped, distorted, and defiled the American story with deceptions, falsehoods, and lies. There’s no better example than the New York Times’ totally discredited 1619 Project.”

The 1619 Project, Trump added, “rewrites American history to teach our children that we were founded on the principle of oppression, not freedom. Nothing could be further from the truth. Critical race theory, the 1619 Project, and the crusade against American history is toxic propaganda — ideological poison that if not removed will dissolve the civic bonds that tie us together. A perfect example of critical race theory was recently published by the Smithsonian Institution. This document alleges that concepts such as hard work, rational thinking and the nuclear family, and belief in God were not values that unite all Americans, but were instead aspects of whiteness. This is offensive and outrageous to Americans of every ethnicity, and it’s especially harmful to children of minority backgrounds who should be uplifted not disparaged.”

Trump signed an executive order on the eve of Election Day establishing the commission with the White House releasing the President’s Advisory 1776 Commission first report “summarizing the principles of the American founding and how those principles have shaped our country.” The 45-page report released two days before Trump’s term ended offered “a definitive chronicle of the American founding,” citing the “decline of American education” led by “progressive educators” who “sought to reshape students in the image they thought best.”

The report was widely mocked by historians, rejecting it as political propaganda and saying it offers a false and outdated version of American history that ignores decades of research.

The American Historical Association condemned the report, calling it a “piece of right-wing propaganda” that glorifies the founders based on “falsehoods, inaccuracies, omissions, and misleading statements” while ignoring the histories and contributions of slaved people, Indigenous communities, and women. In a statement cosigned by over 40 other academic groups, the organization said the report seeks a form of “government indoctrination of American students” that “elevate ignorance about the past to a civic virtue.”

Last Wednesday, Biden in a slew of executive actions he signed on his first day in office included an executive order revoking Trump’s presidential 1776 Commission and withdrew the recently released report. The Biden-Harris transition team said in a press release detailing the 17 executive orders accused the 1776 Commission of seeking to “erase America’s history of racial injustice.”

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6 Comments
  • franwein16
    January 27, 2021

    Having read that Joe Biden has decided to abolosh Pres. Trumps 1776 commission, we have now been made aware of another new idiotic decision to go along with previous such decsions — as well as, undoubtedly, further future such decisions! We can now expect ongoing hateful decisions for the duration of Biden’s presidency! How unfortuante for most of America’s people!

  • Daniel Lutte
    January 27, 2021

    Why is president Biden going against the American citizens all the politicians are supposed to be for all Americans the people are going to say at least president Trump was for us why did we vote for Biden when he don’t even care for the people of the United states

  • franwein16
    January 27, 2021

    The problem that America is dealing with now is the fact that they elected Joe Biden as Pres! Now they have to deal with a person who, at best, is incapable of being Pres., incapable of understanding what the country needs, and incapable of being able to do anything about it!

  • April
    January 27, 2021

    Puppet Biden is just keeping “their” globialist promises … ushering in their Socialist/Marxist transformation of our Country and getting rid of what our Founding Fathers and original patriots built our Country on – life , liberty, freedom, democracy – a Constitutional Republic!

    Why are Americans just watching from the sidelines as these vipers systematically destroy our Country?

    Stop supporting FB, Instagram, Twitter, Google, Amazon/Prime, China … etc.

    The oligarchs only care about money and power – quit helping to line their pockets! Dont use their programs or buy their stocks. Support your local businesses!

    Swamp the swamp with emails, calls and let your representatives and senators know that enough is enough! We will not support their criminal behavior any longer!

    Do any of you even know the facts about Critical Race Theory??? And how destructive its teachings are???
    Right now in America, up is down, evil is good, lying is truth, …

    The indoctrination of our children and Country is being fast tracked now … what will you do? Sit back and watch or do something!!! Do not support evil. Just say no more! Let your voices be heard … and PRAY to God to forgive us and help us and our Country!!! Only He can deliver us from those that have stolen our election and trying to destroy America!

    Let the bells of liberty ring throughout America once again! Rise up and stand up to tyranny by NOT supporting this Socialist/Marxist agenda! Write your Congressman and don’t support these media giants any longer … that we ALL can do!

    Lastly, why is “Biden” and Congress wasting our tax paying money with another impeachment??? The people need their jobs back! This “pandemic ” fear mongering needs to stop ✋
    Don’t WASTE our tax dollars with another phony impeachment out of pure vengeance!!!

    Former Republican and forever Patriot!

  • Keith Clark
    January 26, 2021

    Eliminating the teaching of American History and American heroes in our schools. Biden is truly owned by the CCP.

  • Motorbandit
    January 26, 2021

    This POS wont be the president elect very long. He is his own worst enemy. Living proof Indians had sex with buffalo!

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