PJTN Mobilizes Granbury HS Senior To Testify Before The Texas State Board Of Education On Revisionist History In Textbooks
PJTN MOBILIZES GRANBURY HS SENIOR TO TESTIFY BEFORE THE TEXAS STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION ON REVISIONIST HISTORY IN TEXTBOOKS.
PJTN IS MOBILIZING A NEW GENERATION OF LEADERS, 'IGNITING THE TORCH TO THE NEXT GENERATION.'
(NASHVILLE, TN) –September 11, 2018 – On this the anniversary of 9/11, an 18 year old high school senior and school board candidate in Granbury, Texas is appearing before the Texas State Board of Education, choosing the message of “American exceptionalism” as he petitions the members of the committee as they consider the adoption of new K-12 standards for history, geography and social studies in Texas.
It’s a move Proclaiming Justice to The Nations Founder and President Laurie Cardoza-Moore today from Nashville called a “shining beacon of hope in the midst of our concern in raising up the next generation of America’s leadership” to combat the anti-American, anti-Judeo/Christian, anti-Semitic content in U.S. textbooks. Her organization is mounting the launch in Texas of a statewide grassroots campaign against the “disinformation” contained in the state's K-12 textbooks.
Chris Willis, a student at Granbury High School became aware of the nationwide crisis in American education through the advance of the PJTN campaign in his community. He chose to take action in his run as the youngest candidate to seek a seat on the Granbury Independent School Board. He will address the State Board of Education in Austin this morning in his bid to represent the voice of a new generation of leadership.
He noted: “I want to thank the Chairman of the State Board of Education for allowing me the opportunity to address the Board regarding the important issues of education that faces the future of our great state and of our constitutional republic."
In a statement, the young candidate went on to add: “The Texas State Board Of Education has recommended to strike the word ‘concept’ when referring to American exceptionalism as stated by Alexis DeToqueville, and replace it with the word, 'theory.' With all due respect, American exceptionalism isn’t a 'theory,' it is, as previously adopted by this Board, a 'concept.' A concept needs not be tested. But a theory is not considered fact and must be tested and proved or disapproved."
American exceptionalism is a concept that has been recognized by people all over the world and has been the motivating factor for U.S. immigration throughout our history.
One of Alexis DeToqueville's famous statements on the success of our constitutional republic from his book Democracy in America reads:
“Upon my arrival in the United States the religious aspect of the country was the first thing that struck my attention; and the longer I stayed there, the more I perceived the great political consequences resulting from this new state of things. In France I had almost always seen the spirit of religion and the spirit of freedom marching in opposite directions. But in America I found they were intimately united and that they reigned in common over the same country.”
He concluded: “In closing, American exceptionalism is not a theory, it is a concept rooted in our Judeo/Christian values, the same values that DeToqueville recognized in our greatness. I’m here to request that you strike the word ‘theory’ and continue with the word ‘concept' that was previously adopted by this Board.”
Noted Cardoza-Moore today on his testimony before the Texas State Board of Education: “I am humbled and encouraged that our work at PJTN would have had an influence on a young man of this caliber. Chris Willis is an example of a new generation of Americans we cannot afford to lose to a failed American educational system. He is an outstanding example of the shining hope for America’s future.”
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