Fayetteville, GA—At the GRA State Convention on Saturday, the GRA membership passed a series of strong resolutions addressing several hot-button controversies of the day. Among them was a resolution to “END INDOCTRINATION OF CHILDREN IN GOVERNMENT SCHOOLS.”
The text of the resolution was unique in that it called upon families and parents to take action to solve a societal problem, rather than calling upon anyone in civil government to act. The text of the resolution reads in full:
“WHEREAS, the civil government school system has been the primary promoter of socialistic, anti-Republican ideas in our communities; and
“WHEREAS, the government school has been responsible for countless children from Republican homes turning against the principles that were taught to them by their parents and has led to many graduates voting Democrat; and
“WHEREAS, government schools have proven themselves to be untrustworthy by forbidding prayer and the teaching of the Bible, and promoting Critical Race Theory, cultural Marxism, sexual deviancy, abortion, atheism, evolutionism, mandated vaccination and other false and harmful ideas; and
“WHEREAS, Critical Race Theory is a flagrant attempt to teach unveiled, hard-core Marxism and racism; and
“WHEREAS, the conservative exposure and intervention that prevented certain schools from teaching Critical Race Theory this year in no way guarantees government schools will not attempt this kind of indoctrination again in the future with greater success; and
“WHEREAS, this damaging indoctrination usually occurs before parents are made aware of it or have organized to oppose it; and
“WHEREAS, parental protest and interference at school board meetings has proven to be insufficient at checking the advance and of leftism and has only brought parents under investigation for being “domestic terrorists”; and
“WHEREAS, the sustainability of all conservative victories are at risk if the next generation does not understand and embrace Republican values, which are American values;
“THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the GA Republican Assembly calls upon all Republican families to immediately remove their children from these harmful facilities and pursue alternative education options and furthermore suggests that local church leaders and Republicans without school-age children designate a portion of their volunteer time and personal resources to assist struggling families in their community in the pursuit of alternative education options.”
What about families who cannot afford private education, you may ask? Note that the resolution calls upon Republicans to voluntarily provide charitable support to needy families to enable them to pass on American values.
The GRA also passed a resolution commending the GA GOP for finally adopting a state party platform—under the leadership of those who were endorsed by the GRA and who won election to party office.
Even though resolutions criticizing incumbent Governor Brian Kemp have stirred a good bit of controversy lately, the GRA also passed another resolution reprimanding Governor Kemp for his “betrayal of preborn Georgians.” That resolution points out that in “March of 2020 Ohio and Texas both temporarily closed abortion clinics, [while] the Kemp administration demonstrated a lack of commitment to the pre- born by allowing the abortion industry to remain open as an ‘essential service’ to continue murdering babies while closing countless legitimate businesses across the state”.
While these acclamations might seem controversial in some circles, they so resonated with the members present at the GRA State Convention that no dissent was expressed before they were all passed unanimously.
To read these and the full text of other resolutions that were passed at the GRA State Convention, and the GRA State Platform, click here.