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.DONATE
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