Arkansas GOP Sen. Tom Cotton put Joe Biden and Kamala Harris on notice this week with a major move to defund Critical Race Theory.
In a statement released to the public, Cotton introduced the Stop CRT Act, which would “bar federal funds from being sent to K-12 schools that promote Critical Race Theory, as well as colleges and universities that compel students or faculty to affirm tenets of Critical Race Theory.”
“The Stop CRT Act would also codify former President Trump’s Executive Order on Race and Sex Discrimination, which would prohibit the federal government and federal contractors from using trainings inspired by Critical Race Theory,” the statement said.
It added: “Critical Race Theory teaches people to obsess over race and to believe that America is an evil, oppressive place. Federal funds should not be used to support activists in schools who want to teach our kids to hate each other and their country.”
As noted by Cotton’s statement, the Stop CRT Act of 2021 would:
- Bar federal funds to K-12 schools that promote Critical Race Theory, hire consultants to promote Critical Race Theory, or compel faculty members, students, or any other individual to affirm the tenets of Critical Race Theory
- Bar federal funds to colleges and universities that compel faculty, students, or any other individual to profess or affirm the tenets of Critical Race Theory
- Codify President Trump’s Executive Order on Preventing Race and Sex Stereotyping to prohibit the federal government and federal contractors from indoctrinating employees or any other individual using trainings that advocate Critical Race Theory
Cotton says his bill will not:
- Prevent any individual from accessing materials about Critical Race Theory for the purposes of research or independent study
- Prevent individuals from exercising lawful, protected speech
Former Fox News host Megyn Kelly issued a stark warning about the dangers of teaching Critical Race Theory in schools and the military.
Speaking on her podcast, Kelly spoke with historian Victor Davis about teaching CRT to children and even in the U.S. military.
Kelly called it an “abuse toward children.”
Hanson stated: “They have really lost the support of the very people in America that were the backbone of their military, and the backbone of the military support for the military.”
“And I’m really afraid of it, because I talk with people, and they said, You know what? If the Left wants to cut the military budget — and they do — maybe they’ll cut Critical Race Theory training, ha ha. I said, Well, they won’t. But maybe that’s what they need. That’s what people are saying. And I think we’re going to have families that served for three generations and four that are not going to volunteer to join the military. And I’m worried about it,” he added.
Kelly responded by saying: “It was bad enough when they were indoctrinating college students, right? College students tend to be more left-leaning, and they’re experimenting with ideas, and I think one’s rationality sets in; they tend to make up their own minds, one way or the other. They don’t all keep that indoctrination forever. At least, it used to be thus.”
“But now, we’re seeing in today’s day and age is, they’re infecting — and forget corporate America, that’s already spread in sports and so on, but they’re infecting kids,” she continued.
“Young children they’re indoctrinating with these divisive messages. Our military — I mean, those things are going to have — it’s abuse toward children. And it’s endangering the men and women in the military and our country as a result,” Kelly added.