This week, State Representative Tan Parker, R-Flower Mound, tabled House Bill 2497 to establish Project 1836, an advisory committee tasked with preserving the founding principles of the state through patriotic education, as well than to increase knowledge of past and present policies. decisions among current and future generations of Texans.
“The founding principles of our state have never been as relevant as they are today,” Parker said in a statement. “Just as Governor Abbott said: ‘To know where we are going, we have to understand where we are coming from. Triumphs and tragedies, the lessons of the past, are the legacy we leave for generations to come. As Texans, we must understand our history of opportunity and limited government for our legacy to last. While we welcome those looking to live in Texas, we must preserve our state’s diverse history and strong values that have enabled decades of boundless prosperity.
Parker represents Texas House District 63, the southwestern part of Denton County. Through the establishment of Project 1836, Parker seeks to maintain Texas’ tradition of free government and preserve the history of the state.
“Over the past few years we have witnessed the destruction of historic monuments as many attempt to rewrite the past,” Parker said during his filing. “Many of our children are learning to speak out against the history of Texas and do not understand what it means to be a virtuous citizen. By tabling House Bill 2497, we are celebrating Texas and working to always protect and remember the legacy of the Lone Star State. “