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Biden Eliminated the 1776 Commission But Not the Need for ‘Patriotic’ Education

February 4, 2021


On his first day as president, within moments of taking the oath of office, President Biden signed an executive order abolishing the “President’s Advisory 1776 Commission.”

Now, I was no great fan of the 1776 Commission. I quite like its stated purpose, to “enable a rising generation to understand the history and principles of the founding of the United States in 1776 and to strive to form a more perfect Union.” But the fact that the commission was created by former President Trump, a man who exhibited a staggering lack of regard for our democratic institutions, makes it sound like the setup to a bad joke.

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