Our Education Task Force met last Thursday (July 29), and included a presentation from our special guest Trevor Loudon. He spoke about history, education, and how the terms 'diversity,' 'equity,' and 'inclusion' refer to components of Critical Race Theory (CRT).
His presentation was powerful and direct, and he closed with a call for Idaho to take the lead in protecting our children from this ideology.
"Critical Race Theory is Marxism. It comes from China. It comes from the old Soviet Union. It comes from Cuba. It's a foreign ideology being pushed by Marxists in this country as part of their revolutionary plan to take down the world's greatest nation so they can impose their vison, their corrupt evil vision on society. That's all it is. Very simple. And please get it out of your state, root it out of your state, and set a shining example for all other states to do the same. Not just change the name, not just pretend it's something else, get it out of your state, and proudly say so, so that others may follow. You'll be doing your children a favor, you'll be doing yourselves a favor, and you'll be doing this country a favor."
You can watch Trevor Loudon's full presentation, including the Q&A session that followed it, on my Facebook Page at this link.
Trevor Loudon is an author, filmmaker, and public speaker from New Zealand. For more than 30 years, he has researched radical left, Marxist, and terrorist movements and their covert influence on mainstream politics. He is best known for his book "Enemies Within: Communists, Socialists and Progressives in the U.S. Congress" and his similarly themed documentary film "Enemies Within."
Others presented to the task force as well including task force member Elaine King and Dr. Nafees Alam, a professor of social work at Boise State University.
Dr. Alam (below) presented on his philosophy of "Point-Counterpoint Teaching," which he described saying, "For every point, there must be an equal and opposite counterpoint."
The fourth meeting of our Education Task Force will take place on August 26. It will include a period for public testimony.
Supporting Healthcare Workers
On Monday afternoon, a group of state representatives and I held a press conference on the Capitol steps again calling on Speaker Bedke to reconvene the legislature. At issue is the looming September 1st deadline that hospitals have imposed on their thousands of employees to receive the experimental COIVD vaccine or face termination.
While some legislators have expressed skepticism about imposing regulation on "private businesses," Rep. Nate pointed out that these hospitals don't really meet that definition. "They receive hundreds of millions of dollars in Medicaid expenditures, both from the state and federal government. To call them a private entity misses the point," Nate said. "They are a quasi-public agency and we have absolutely every right to tie conditions to those dollars."
Idaho already has a shortage of healthcare workers that will only be exacerbated if hundreds of those we have now are fired for their personal medical decisions.
You can read more about the press conference at this link.