Biden calls on Republicans to censor historical past and fact
President Biden said at the Bloody Sunday commemoration in Selma, AL that Republicans are trying to hide the truth of the US story.
Biden calls on Republicans to censor history and truth: “The truth counts regardless of what the other team tries to hide the truth. No matter how hard some people try, we can’t just choose between learning what we want to know and what we don’t need to know.” pic.twitter.com/ej0JiIInvs
— Sarah Reese Jones (@PoliticusSarah) March 5, 2023
Biden said, “I’ve been on that bridge before as a vice president. As a presidential candidate before I became a senator because history matters. And now I’m here as your President. The truth counts regardless of what the other team tries to hide the truth. No matter how hard some people try, we can’t just choose to learn what we want to know over what we should know. We should learn everything, the good, the bad, the truth of who we are as a nation. And everyone should know the truth about Selma.”
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Republicans like Ron DeSantis have built their political brands around censorship. Censorship in the library. censorship in the classroom. censorship of the curriculum. Democrats have yet to make this censorship a national political issue.
President Biden’s comments are significant given the time and place in which he made them. Republicans are trying to erase the history of the civil rights movement and America’s history of discrimination and racism.
Hiding the truth is not an option. An America that hides its history will be a weakened country where progress will stop.
Jason is the managing editor. He is also a White House press pool and congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a bachelor’s degree in political science. His thesis focused on public policy with a specialization in social reform movements.
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Member of the Society of Professional Journalists and the American Political Science Association