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    Surge Summary: The renaming of over forty San Francisco schools reflects the collapse of knowledge of American history and patriotism in the nation and especially among the her young people.

    by Gary Bauer

    The San Francisco School Board voted this week to rename 44 schools that were named after famous Americans, including several founding fathers.

    The names being purged from the schools include:  George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln, Francis Scott Key, Paul Revere and Roosevelt.  Apparently the board isn’t sure whether it’s Teddy or Franklin Roosevelt, but better to be safe than sorry, I suppose.

    Never mind that the schools are still closed and there aren’t any children in them to be offended (if they ever were).  This decision is another sad example of the left’s absurd priorities.

    It’s also outrageous.  In its own way, it is in the same category as tearing down monuments to our founders.  But it is also a symptom of a much bigger problem.

    The erasing of Lincoln’s name and Washington’s name is a reflection of how they have been erased from textbooks.  The school board is just doing the cleanup of the final stages of the left’s dirty work.

    They have already erased Washington, Lincoln and Revere from our children’s hearts and turned them into villains.  So it’s only natural that they would then remove their names from our schools.

    There’s a reason young Americans today are the least patriotic generation in history.  There’s a reason why a young lady on the U.S. Women’s Soccer team who did not kneel during the national anthem was attacked and shamed while the kneelers were praised.

    By the way, Joe Biden made it clear that he stands (or kneels) with the left in this debate.  What he said this week about America having never lived up to our ideals is exactly what the San Francisco School Board members said when they voted to purge Washington, Jefferson and Lincoln from school names.

    And think about the incredible hubris here.  No one will ever remember the names of these school board members who dare to pass judgment on the legacies of the truly incredible men who created this nation and contributed so much to its greatness.

    But this didn’t happen in a vacuum.  The values that were in our schools for decades had to be purged first.  So, the left kicked prayer out of the schools, and the Pledge of Allegiance soon followed.

    When you remove the values of God and love of country, another set of values will replace it.  Dr. James Dobson and I warned years ago that no society can have valueless schools.  Something would fill the void.

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    Gary Lee Bauer is an American politician and activist, who served in the Reagan administration. He later became president of the Family Research Council and a senior vice president of Focus on the Family. In 2000, he participated in the Republican presidential contest.

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