Column by Don Bolduc | Published by the Concord Monitor
I have seen children killed for flying a kite. Women stoned for teaching their children to read and write. I have worked to prevent genocide in Africa between tribes driven by hatred. I have held children dying because of the hatred driven by the ideas embodied in the ideas like “critical race theory.”
We do not need “critical race theory” being taught in our classrooms; it mirrors the teachings that continue to plague the places where I spent my life trying to save its inhabitants.
Gov. Chris Sununu has stated he will veto HB 544, thinking this bill is a violation of First Amendment rights and is government intrusion into our classrooms. I disagree. It is a necessary bill to protect from further government damage to our children’s education. If we are to save our public school system, not one penny of taxpayer money should go to teaching “Critical Race Theory” or any other “theory” where the sole purpose is to demean one race, creed, color or religion in order to elevate another.