Robinson Helps National Campaign Against Anti-American Indoctrination | Beaufort County Now | Lt. Gov. Mark Robinson is backing a national group’s fight against “anti-American indoctrination,” including critical race theory, in public school classrooms.

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
Publisher's Note: This post appears here courtesy of the Carolina Journal. The author of this post is CJ Staff.

Lt. Gov. Mark Robinson announced Tuesday, March 16, the creation of the FACTS task force. | Photo: Maya Reagan / Carolina Journal

    Lt. Gov. Mark Robinson is backing a national group's fight against "anti-American indoctrination," including critical race theory, in public school classrooms. The group 1776 Action released a video this week with Robinson explaining his support for the campaign.

    Robinson tells the story of his family's response to early struggles. He emphasizes his mother's success in raising a family after his alcoholic father died.

    "The reason why is because she had an overwhelming faith in God and she knew that she lived in the greatest nation on earth — and that all opportunities were open to her and to her children, and she told us so," Robinson says in an address directly to the video's audience. "Because of that, because she passed those things down to us, I'm now living my dream."

    "America's still the place of dreams for everybody," Robinson added. "It's still the greatest nation on earth. We want to teach that to our children. We want to make sure that our children understand the greatness of this nation, they understand the greatness of their founding documents, and those who founded the nation as well."

    "That's why ending indoctrination in schools is such a passion of mine," he said. "We have got to ensure that things like critical race theory are not creeping in and causing our children to hate the nation that they live in."

    1776 Action routes viewers to a webpage tied to Robinson's name. It asks people to sign a "citizen pledge."

    Underneath a photo of Robinson, the page says:

  • As a citizen, I believe that:
    • The United States of America is an exceptional nation whose people have always strived to form a more perfect union based upon our founding principles.Our Founding Fathers—including George Washington and Thomas Jefferson—as well as leaders like Abraham Lincoln, Frederick Douglass and Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. were among the greatest Americans to ever live, and they deserve to be honored as heroes.
    • Our children and grandchildren should be taught to take pride in their country, to respect our founding principles of liberty and equality, and to have a sense of American history that is both truthful and inspiring.
    • Civics education should focus on the serious study of our founding documents and principles—not coerce students into engaging in extracurricular political action on behalf of contemporary policy positions.
    • Our young people should be taught to view one another not according to race or gender, but as individuals made in the image of God.
    • Teaching children to hate their country and each other is immoral and deeply harmful to our society and must be stopped.

    "Therefore, I pledge to help replace elected officials, school board members, education commissioners, principals, deans, and university presidents who promote a false, divisive, and radical view of America and our fellow citizens with new leaders who respect our history, our values, our rights, and the God-given dignity of every person," the page adds before seeking signatures.

    At the state level, Robinson has instituted the Fairness and Accountability in the Classroom for Teachers and Students, or FACTS, task force. The group formed in March gives parents a forum for sharing concerns about indoctrination in N.C. schools.
Go Back


Latest Op-Ed & Politics

So far this year, Gov. Cooper has pledged over $930.7 million in tax incentives to just 22 corporations, including $845.8 million over four decades to Apple
Candidate filing for the 2022 statewide primary and rescheduled municipal elections begins at noon on Monday, December 6, and ends at noon on Friday, December 17.
In May, the UNC School of Medicine revised its Guidelines for Appointment, Reappointment, and Promotion.
While a bill that would legalize sports betting across North Carolina passed a House committee last week, odds are heavily against it passing the full General Assembly before the session ends.
James W. Frick had a head full of Carolina common sense. Born in New Bern, in 1924, he was raised in a Catholic orphanage and graduated from Notre Dame.


Tristen Wallace began his college days at the University of Oregon with dreams of eventually playing in the NFL. But shortly into his college career, he was accused by two women of rape and expelled.
State Sen. Tom McInnis, R-Richmond, has moved his permanent residence from Richmond County to his second home in the Pinehurst area of Moore County to run for the newly-drawn state Senate District 21, which will include all of GOP-rich Moore County, and much of Cumberland County.
Former Border Patrol Chief Rodney Scott, who was forced out of his position by the Biden administration earlier this year, issued a stark warning during an interview, saying that the greatest threat that the U.S. is facing is the current administration withholding information from the public.
Amanda Knox fiercely defended teenager Kyle Rittenhouse, who was found not guilty last month on all charges related to a fatal shooting that took place in August 2020.
Last year, Forbes published a headline, “Americans rank a Google internship over a Harvard degree.” It seems higher education is quickly losing hold of its value proposition as the best way to prepare for a job or advance in one’s career.
''independent redistricting commissions'' actually more corrupt


A N.C. company looking to bring a lithium mine to Gaston County is facing pushback from environmental groups, despite a deal already in place to use the mine’s products for electric vehicle batteries.


Back to Top