Lincoln Project Targeting Children With ‘Franklin Project’ Civics Program
In other words, “Arsonist Plans To Teach Fire Prevention.”
The Lincoln Project will soon launch The Franklin Project, a program to educate kids K-12 on civics.
Yes, the group with a child predator and members who protected said child predator wants to teach children.
Yes, the group with members who spew disgusting crap about opponents has the nerve to think they can teach others about civility.
The news is not a joke. The founders of the Lincoln Project allegedly knew of John Weaver’s predatory behavior in January 2020.
These people need to stay away from children.
The Franklin Project, launching soon. pic.twitter.com/kwsNmxOQlI
— The Lincoln Project (@ProjectLincoln) May 13, 2021
Axios reported George W. Bush administration alumnus Greg Jenkins is the co-executive director.
The Franklin Project has some laughable goals considering the members don’t know anything about civility:
Franklin organizers believe civics discussions have devolved from an exchange of ideas to “an unhealthy game of winners and losers,” as their prospectus states. That’s triggered extreme partisanship, fueling the rise of authoritarian figures.
- The Franklin Project plans to develop and provide a K-12 civics education program it will offer free to local school districts.
- It also will establish the “Democracy Corps,” a hyper-local movement spread across the nation “that will advocate for and amplify the values upon which America was founded,” the prospectus says.
- The project does not plan to align with or endorse candidates, offering a true big tent to anyone feeling misrepresented by either major party, or left out of the current political system, said Jenkins, who is leading the group with co-executive director Erin Dobson, a veteran communications strategist.
Jenkins wants everyone to know The Franklin Project is “a nonprofit and legally distinct” from The Lincoln Project. The latter will continue to publish “its brash, anti-Trump ads while Franklin will focus on nonpartisan education and collaboration tailored to build consensus.”
“There are plenty of frustrated people out there who don’t know what to do, don’t know where to go, they don’t feel like either of the parties are representing them adequately, and they’re right,” explains Jenkins. “So, what we will do is tell these folks, ‘Listen, you’re not alone.'”
But if “progressives and conservatives don’t feel at home with” The Franklin Project, then Jenkins wants you to know that you “have a problem.”
Jenkins claims The Franklin Project “will target ‘the exact same problem….but from different angles and with different methods'” as The Lincoln Project.
Jenkins says, “We’re not the megaphone; we’re the convener.”
Uh, okay. You’re still an offshoot of a group founded by a known child predator. The other founders and members remained quiet about the predator and did nothing about it.
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Kicking off their Turd Party Movement.
Gonna take a hard pass on their new grift. Recall that these establishment r ‘operatives’ were all in not just in opposition to DJT election, which is fine as far as that goes. They also consistently undermined the policy initiatives of a sitting r President.
These guys and their allies in and out of office won’t see a dime from me. Any r primary candidate hiring someone affiliated with them will not receive my vote.
Are they so delusional that they believe the teachers union would allow their material in the classroom and pay for it.
When I was a kid, the hot practical joke was a “book” with a foil jacket that gave you a shock when you opened it. Too bad we couldn’t mass-produce these and distribute them to schools as “Franklin Project textbooks.” Maybe with a little kite & key graphic on the front. Aversion therapy, indeed.
Gotta hand it to this group – they have zero self-awareness and very little shame.
It takes cojones to position your org as so pure as to be able to criticize current civics discus as “winners and losers”, while your actions since inception have been all about letting the world know your view of winners and losers and acting to make sure your losers lose (elections). Rich.
Why doesn’t the Republican party eject these people?
It’s not like they mail you a membership card.
Parents of any school that accepts this curriculum should demonstrate outside the school every single day until the school removes it. Kick out any school board stupid enough to approve this garbage.
Lincoln Project Targeting Children… Again.
The Lincoln Project loves boys – young boys.
So spreading lies = “building consensus”?