Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Ben Carson spoke at the opening meeting for President Donald Trump’s appointed 1776 Commission on Tuesday, urging members to work together to restore the importance of America’s heritage in education.
“Today, as America faces new attempts to redefine the date of our founding, our national story is being rewritten and denigrated with irredeemably flawed descriptions,” he said.
Carson charged the members with the task of preserving American history at a moment when leftists are trying to tear it apart with revisionist education.
“Every sin from our past is highlighted, and every triumph is buried,” he said, characterizing the attempt by the left to shake the foundations of the country. “This historical revisionism amounts to nothing more than a coordinated attack on our history, our heroes, and our very inheritance.”
Members of the commission were sworn in and met in person and on the phone