Virginia Lt. Gov. Winsome Sears – Republican

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Virginia Lt. Gov. Winsome Sears recently gave a very powerful speech at a commemoration of the first African American to vote in Virginia. In her speech, she talked about how many political leaders use race as a tool to divide people, and how we need to come together to solve our problems. She said: “too many of our political leaders are more interested in keeping us apart than bringing us together.” Her words are a much-needed breath of fresh air in today’s political climate.

Sears is the child of Jamaican immigrants who came to the U.S. when she was 6 years old. Her parents worked hard to provide for her and her siblings, and Sears took it upon herself to make the most of her opportunities. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Old Dominison University and a Master of Arts degree in organizational leadership from Regent University. Sears served in the U.S. Marines from 1983 to 1986

Lt. Gov.-elect Winsome Sears sparred with CNN host Dana Bash on the existence of critical race theory (CRT) in Virginia schools Sunday. With her victory alongside Republican Gov.-elect Glenn Youngkin, Sears is the first woman of color to be elected statewide in Virginia. She is opposed to CRT, which is based on the premise that U.S. institutions are inherently racist and have often spoken out on the subject. Bash challenged her guest about the controversial teaching, saying that it is not a part of the Virginia school curriculum. Sears, who previously served on Virginia’s board of education, pushed back on that assessment. Reported by Fox News.com

By way of proof, Sears said in 2015 that former Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s state board of education had information on how to teach CRT. And research has shown that the phrase critical race theory is featured on the Virginia Department of Education website, and the department recommended reading material that instructs teachers to “embrace” the theory.

“What we want to say and what Gov.-elect Youngkin has said is that all of history must be taught, the good, the bad, and the ugly,” Sears continued. Especially, she said, because many “don’t learn from history and continue to repeat the same mistakes.” “My God, when did education become a bad word among Black people?” Sears later asked. “No, we are going to have a good education system. It’s going to represent all people. And I’m going to help see that through. Education lifted my father out of poverty when he came to America with only $1.75. Education lifted me because I have to find my own way in this world, and education will lift all of us.”

It’s so refreshing to see Republicans being voted in offices. It gives one the hope that Republicans will start taking back our political system and Country from the Democrats. It looks like our message is getting out to Republicans and even those who are changing Parties as I did. Being from a lifelong Democrat history, I know what they do. Democrats condition then brainwash their constituents. Let’s keep electing Republicans, most of all, let’s keep the momentum going and re-take the House, possibly the Senate too.

God Bless America, God Bless the Veterans

                                                            

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