The Alliance for Free Citizens, a national organization dedicated to advancing traditionalist policies, today praised Montana Attorney General Austin Knudsen for his bold leadership in blocking the use of so-called “Critical Race Theory” in public education. The Opinion, which has the force of law in Montana, asserts that the radical approach to teaching race relations is discriminatory and directly violates Montana and Federal Civil rights law.
“The Opinion by Attorney General Knudsen is a tremendous step forward in ending the extremist doctrine,” said Joshua Pratt, Executive Director of the Alliance. “Knudsen’s assertive Opinion is a model for all other right-thinking Attorney Generals throughout the nation. By determining that Critical Race Theory and its application directly violates the 14th Amendment to the Constitution, Title VI of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, Article III, Section 4 of the Montana Constitution, as well as the Montana Human Rights Act, Knudsen has utterly destroyed any legal basis for these destructive and dangerous policies from being implemented.”
The Montana Opinion is being circulated to all state Attorney Generals by the Alliance. All states are urged to take the same rational and fair-minded action as Montana. By relying on State Constitutional precedent as well as Federal law, the Montana Opinion establishes a clear pathway for every state to block Critical Race Theory implementation without any action by the United States Congress.
Attorney General Knudsen is quoted as saying, “Committing racial discrimination in the name of ending racial discrimination is both illogical and illegal. It goes against the exceptional principles on which our nation was founded and has no place in our state.”
“We will be urging all states to follow the exemplary leadership of Attorney General Knudsen,” continued Pratt. “The citizens of Montana and the entire American nation owe him the gratitude and thanks he so justly deserves.”