‘Cancel The Fourth’: Conservative Group Releases Ad Targeting 1619 Project
Viewers are asked to sign a pledge from the American Principles Project “to reject the revisionist history which places America’s founding in 1619,” to “uphold America’s founding principles” in the Declaration of Independence, and to promote “equality under the law.”
The “1619 Project” has been adopted in over 1,000 schools across the country, including in Washington, D.C., according to the executive director of the American Principles Project Terry Schilling.
The American Principles Project wanted to “take the ‘1619 Project’ to its logical conclusion,” which is that “the American founding was not a good thing, and that it was a hypocritical lie at the outside,” Schilling told the Daily Caller. “If that’s what you actually believe, then should we celebrate the Fourth of July?”
The goal of the advertisement was to get politicians to answer the question of whether or not the U.S. should celebrate Independence Day, because many have supported the “1619 Project,” he added.
APP: Cancel the 4th of July?
Sign the Pledge: Defend America’s Founding
To defend America’s founding date as July 4th, 1776;
To reject the revisionist history which places America’s founding in 1619;
To uphold America’s founding principles as written in the Declaration of Independence: “that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness”;
And to promote America’s bedrock standard of equality under the law.