Press Release | Fairfax GOP
The Fairfax GOP full-throatedly denounced “woke bullies” and called for “genuine tolerance,” in a statement issued today. “We must get back to viewing our neighbors as just that,” said Fairfax GOP Chairman Steve Knotts. “Even if we disagree, we are still neighbors.”
The chairman’s statement follows bombshell news from nearby Loudoun County, Virginia, where teachers and others formed a “secret” Facebook group in which they conspired to identify and “expose” those who dissent from the school district’s controversial embrace of Critical Race Theory.
Writing for The Daily Wire, investigative journalist Luke Rosiak revealed the ugly nature of the Orwellian-named Anti-Racist Parents of Loudoun County:
A group of current and former teachers and others in Loudoun County, Virginia, compiled a lengthy list of parents suspected of disagreeing with school system actions, including its teaching of controversial racial concepts — with a stated purpose in part to “infiltrate,” use “hackers” to silence parents’ communications, and “expose these people publicly.”
This problem is not limited to Loudoun County, according to the Fairfax GOP. “Sadly, we have seen leftists bullying and harassing fellow citizens right here in Fairfax County,” Knotts lamented. “Back in December, journalist Asra Nomani revealed how a White, self-described ‘Dirtbag Left, Critical Race Theorist’ educator harassed a Black father who disagrees with our school district’s left-wing ideology.”
Critical Race Theory is only fueling division and intolerance, according to the Fairfax GOP. “We must unite as fellow Americans (and fellow humans) — and reject this hateful, divisive pseudo-science,” the organization tweeted on Wednesday — a sentiment its chairman echoed today.
“Governor Ron DeSantis wisely barred Florida schools from sowing racial division and hatred via Critical Race Theory,” Knotts said. “For the sake of racial harmony, and our nation’s shared destiny, Virginia should now follow suit.”
Knotts concluded by remembering Ronald Reagan’s words of wisdom, shared with the nation back in 1992:
Whether we come from poverty or wealth; whether we are Afro-American or Irish-American; Christian or Jewish; from big cities or small towns, we are all equal in the eyes of God. But as Americans that is not enough: we must be equal in the eyes of each other. We can no longer judge each other on the basis of what we are, but must, instead, start finding out who we are. In America, our origins matter less than our destinations — and that is what democracy is all about.
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