Sen. Cotton Introduces Bill To Keep Critical Race Theory Out Of Military
Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR) introduced legislation that would keep critical race theory out of the military. The bill also focuses on weeding out “anti-American” ideas such as the claim that America is a “fundamentally racist country.”
The City Journal reported that Cotton’s bill is aimed at encouraging the military to “love the United States,” defend the “founding principles of the United States,” and treat everyone as “human beings with equal dignity and protection under the law.” Critical race theory, Cotton’s bill insists, rejects stoking racial division through forced categorization of human beings.
“Our military’s strength depends on the unity of our troops and the knowledge that America is a noble nation worth fighting for,” Cotton said of the bill, according to Fox News. “Critical race theory teaches that race is a person’s most important characteristic and that America is an evil, oppressive place. That idea may be fashionable in left-wing circles and college classrooms, but it has no place in our military. Not only will such racist ideas undermine our troops’ faith in each other, but they’ll also erode their trust in our country’s guiding principles. The United States military shouldn’t be promoting such divisive, un-American ideas.”
Cotton’s proposed legislation faces a tough battle in the Senate, which has a 50-50 split of Republicans and Democrats and their so-called independent allies. Should a tie occur, Kamala Harris will cast the deciding vote. Even if it were to pass the Senate, Joe Biden would likely veto it.
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