Erasing 1776

Unleash Prosperity Hotline 
Issue #205
1/21/2021
1) Erasing 1776

In Yesterday’s Hotline, we reported on the impressive, just-released report of Trump’s 1776 Commission. We posted the White House link to the report so people could access it. We got many angry notes from readers that our link wasn’t working. It turns out one of the first official acts of Joe Biden – you know, the new president who is calling for “unity” – was to take down the report from the White House web page.

How low is that?

The purpose of the 1776 Commission was to re-educate Americans about the founding of our country, the birth of freedom, one of the greatest achievements in human history. As we reported yesterday, CNN sneered that it was a “racist” recounting of history.

Our friend Mike Gonzalez of the Heritage Foundation was a member of that Commission and here is his brief analysis of what happened:

“One of Biden’s first acts was for his White House to take down the report issued Monday by the 1776 Commission, and on his first day as president, to disband the commission.

Is that really the priority? As one of the commissioners, Is the baying from the woke left so furious that dissolving a commission named after our nation’s founding, and deleting a report calling for teaching objective history, makes the top of the list?

Our new president wants to demonstrate his bona fides to the creators of the 1619 Project [a wacked out New York Times invention that slavery is what built America] and their hard-left allies.”

Here is a new link to the report (https://ipfs.io/ipfs/QmVzW5NfySnfTk7ucdEoWXshkNUXn3dseBA7ZVrQMBfZey). Send it to your kids, your friends, your colleagues. We need to fight back against the left’s erasure of history. We worry they are just getting started. 


2) Why, Oh Why, Do Any States Still Lockdown?

CTUP has been showing you this CDC data now updated each month for almost nine months. The very latest data continue to show that strict lockdown states have about double the death rates of states with no lockdowns. There isn’t any relationship one way or the other for all the other states. Over time the states have been slowly converging. If the lockdowns had any positive impact, you would expect this chart to be the other way around.

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