Dan Crenshaw here. I hope you are well.
This week, I continued to call for a strategy to reopen schools in the fall and also spoke out against calls to defund the police. In case you missed it, I also published an op-ed last week about why we need to fight hard to tell the right story of America.
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Now, here’s your brief:
WE NEED TO SAFELY REOPEN SCHOOLS IN THE FALL
Kids and their parents have suffered the most from the impact of extended school closures. Students aren’t learning as much, child abuse is on the rise, and parents are struggling to juggle home-schooling and their jobs. It’s why I’m calling for a strategy to reopen schools in the fall.
The American Academy of Pediatrics agrees. In a recent report published by AAP, the organization “strongly advocates that all policy considerations for the coming school year should start with a goal of having students physically present in school.”
We cannot ignore the educational, social, and other public health harms inflicted upon our families by extended school closures. We need to do everything in our power to get kids back to school safely.
DEMOCRAT POLICIES PUT THE SAFETY OF OUR COMMUNITIES AT RISK
The data coming out of New York City is troubling. Violent crime is skyrocketing while the New York Police Department faces a troubling surge of officers filing for retirement. We’re watching the results of Democrat governance in real time. Encourage the mob, defund the police, “bail reform,” while communities are torn apart.
What’s worse? According to the NYPD, “every single person who has been shot in New York City this July, nearly 100 in total, has been a member of the minority community and 97% of shooting victims in June were members of the city’s minority communities.”
As I have said before, those leading the calls to defund the police live in neighborhoods that won’t suffer the effects of this radical policy. Minority communities suffer the most when police cannot do their jobs, which is why I have spoken out against this policy so forcefully.
America must wake up to the reality of allowing Democrats to win in November. The safety of our communities – all of our communities – is at stake.
WE NEED TO TELL THE RIGHT STORY OF AMERICA
We need to start telling the right story about America, or our great experiment unravels. In the last few weeks thousands have taken to the streets in protests that questioned whether America values all of its citizens with the same worth, and questioned whether the ideals upon which our great country was founded are good.
That’s why we must state unequivocally: America is good. In fact, it’s great.
In a recent op-ed in The Hill, I argue that while it’s important to recognize the sins of our country, we must also recognize that these sins do not render corrupt the foundational ideals of America. Our imperfections do not define us. What does define us is the greatness that America has generated.
Click here to read the op-ed.