Action Items This Week

FOR THE WEEK OF 8/31/20

THIS WEEK’S WASHINGTON REPORT:   PDF |   AUDIO |   VIDEO

This week’s action items include fighting against outlandish quarantining procedures for healthy people, sharing testimonial videos from people who used HCQ and survived COVID, using an updated school reopening resource PDF that highlights quotes and information for you, sharing videos from the GOP Convention, sharing new information about forced indoctrination at the federal level. And, as always, we have a new civics lesson about the real history of the Republican Party and civil rights!

Note: in order to share the links below, simply open the link, and copy the URL address, and then paste it wherever it is that you are sharing it.

Fight Against the Quarantining of Healthy People & the Re-Closing of Schools

It’s happening across the country, where departments of health and elected officials are using some awful CDC guidelines that results in the quarantining of hundreds of healthy kids if a few COVID cases pop up at school. Once this happens, schools shut down – again – and it goes against the actual science of COVID spread and asymptomatic cases. It also contradicts the CDC’s other guidelines that assert asymptomatic people don’t even need to be tested – even if they’ve been around a COVID-positive person!

Even if your schools haven’t shut down again, you need to find out what their plan is if/when COVID cases occur in school. Your schools may be following these same guidelines, but you don’t know it yet. Stop it before it starts. The resource pdf in the next section breaks out the links and quotes used in the letter.

  • Call or email your school board, your Governor, and your Dept. of Health, and ask what their quarantining procedures are, and which guidance they are using.
  • If they are using the erroneous CDC guidelines that require healthy kids to be quarantined, customize and send the letter we created.
  • Be on the lookout for more action items on this next week as well.

*UPDATED* School Reopening Resources to Read, Share, and Use

We updated the School Reopening Resources PDF to include the quotes and parts that are noteworthy, that you can take to your school boards and other officials in your attempt to reopen schools or keep them open. This way, you have the pertinent information at your fingertips, as well as the link with the full information to back it up.

We also have a second PDF that contains links to video interviews with doctors, and their relevant quotes about reopening schools.

Share Videos and Speeches from the Republican National Convention

At The Federalist, Mollie Hemingway wrote (emphasis added), “Because of the media being so hysterically anti-Trump, this convention is the first time in about four years that non-leftist Americans have seen other Americans reflecting their positive views about President Trump.”

She is exactly right. We need to share President Trump’s speech. You can share links to the whole video from each night, or you can also go to the Team Trump Twitter feed and scroll through to pick out the individual speeches and videos that you’d like to share.

To Share Links: When you find a video of an individual speech that you want to share on social media or over email, simply open that tweet and copy the link from the URL address bar, and paste wherever you are sharing it.

Night 1: Land of Promise

Night 2: Land of Opportunity

Night 3: Land of Heroes

Night 4: Land of Greatness

*New* Information about Sandia National Laboratory to Read and Share

Christopher Rufo, of the Discovery Institute and the Heritage Foundation, has updated information about the abuse and forced racist indoctrination at one of our country’s most prestigious nuclear research labs. He has also written about these matters at his website, ChristopherRufo.com.

There is a civil war erupting at Sandia Labs.

Make Real Civics Education a Priority Again – Week of August 31st

Keep an eye out every week for a new activity or book or lesson to bring real civics back to our children. (Download this week’s lesson as a PDF.)

This week, we will study the real history of the Republican Party and civil rights.

The media and the left love to portray the Republican Party as racist. They lie about history, as well as the current beliefs and positions of Republicans and conservatives more generally. However, the real history of America tells the truth, and we must ensure that young people know the truth so that they are not manipulated into losing the freedoms we all hold dear in America. After this week’s lesson, we will use the themes highlighted in each of the nights of the Republican National Convention to dive deeper into the history and civics of America, and the founding ideals that liberate and protect all Americans, no matter their race.

Civil Rights History Summation from the National Black Republican Association – This blog post stretches from the founding of the Republican Party to the present and is full of details and historical facts that every American should know. Take your time to read through it and discuss as a family!

The Inconvenient Truth About the Republican Party – PragerU video, description: “When you think of the Republican Party, what comes to mind? If you’re like many Americans, you may associate the GOP with racism, sexism, and general inequality. It’s a commonly pushed narrative by left-leaning media and academia, but as former Vanderbilt Professor of Political Science Carol Swain explains, the Republican Party was actually responsible for nearly every advancement for minorities and women in U.S. history—and remains the champion of equality to this day.”

Discussion Questions

  • Ask your children to summarize, in their own words, the history of the Republican Party and black Americans. You’re not looking for exact dates here. You are looking for an understanding of how this history unfolded and major themes.
  • Why would people today lie about this history – what could motivate them to hide the truth?
  • Is it good for America and Americans of all races to know the truth of our history? Why? How could knowing the truth help to bring peace back to our cities that are currently under attack by rioters?