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How Project 2025 would Take the United States Back Decades

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Project 2025 was created by Donald Trump’s allies at the Heritage Foundation, a conservative activism group, along with over 100 other conservative groups. Last year, they released a 920-page document titled “Mandate for Leadership” that detailed the Republican way to build a better country for Americans in 2025. Their moto is building now for a conservative victory through policy, personnel and training. The documents “Mandate for Leadership” and “Agenda 47” write the outline for the next conservative Republican president to follow for the first 160 days in office. 

Donald Trump, although he hasn’t specifically stated his opinions on Project 2025, is campaigning with many of the same ideology as Project 2025 to “rescue the country from the grip of the radical left.” This means if Trump is elected he will implement bills like Floridas ‘Anti LGBTQ+ Bills’ and red states’ ‘Gun Reform’ bills that make it easier to buy guns. “We need to flood the zone with conservatives,” said Paul Dans, one of the directors at the Heritage Foundation and they will do so by firing and replacing any federal workers that don’t agree with Trump. 

What project 2025 is going to do:

To access the full document where these quotes are found, click here

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  • “Push as hard as possible to protect the unborn in every jurisdiction in America. In particular, the next conservative President should work with Congress to enact the most robust protections for the unborn.” Banning abortion all together.
  • “Pornography, manifested today in the omnipresent propagation of transgender ideology and sexualization of children.”
  • “Restrict the application of Bostock that held that ‘an employer who fires someone simply for being homosexual or transgender,’ The new administration should restrict Bostock’s application of sex discrimination protections to sexual orientation and transgender status in the context of hiring and firing.” So queer people could legally be fired, not hired, refused service or otherwise discriminated against.
  • “The next conservative President must make the institutions of American civil society hard targets for woke culture warriors. This starts with deleting the terms ‘DEI’ (diversity, equity and inclusion), gender, gender equality, gender equity, gender awareness, gender-sensitive, abortion, reproductive health, reproductive rights, and any other term used to deprive Americans of their First Amendment rights out of every federal rule, agency regulation, contract, grant, regulation, and piece of legislation that exists.”
  • “First, the U.S. must prevent Iran from acquiring nuclear technology and delivery capabilities and more broadly block Iranian ambitions. This means inter alia, reinstituting and expanding Trump Administration sanctions; providing security assistance for regional partners; supporting, through public-diplomacy and otherwise, freedom-seeking Iranian people in their revolt against the mullahs; and ensuring Israel has both the military means and the political support and flexibility to take what it deems to be appropriate measure to defend itself against the Iranian regime and its regional proxies Hamas, Hezbollah, and Palestinian Islamic Jihad.”
  • “Middle Eastern oil will play a key role in the world economy. Therefore, the U.S. must continue to support its allies…”

ALL OF THE FOLLOWING ARE FROM TRUMP’S AGENDA 47 WHICH IS POSTED ON HIS WEBSITE 

FEDERAL GOVERNMENT

  • Allow Trump to deploy the military against American citizens

TAXES

  • Further lower taxes on big corporations

FOREIGN AID 

  • Cease support for international organizations that promote LGBTQ+ equality
  • Remove all references to “abortion,” “reproductive health” and “sexual and reproductive rights” from U.S. Agency For International Development’s materials

LGBTQ+ RIGHTS

  • Make federal government establish marriage between a man and a woman as the “ideal, natural family structure” 
  • Withdraw federal anti-discrimination protections for transgender students
  • Reimplement Trump’s transgender military ban and expel transgender service members

IMMIGRATION

  • Allow ICE to conduct raids at schools, churches, hospitals, playgrounds and other sensitive areas

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McKenna Novak
McKenna Novak, Opinion Editor
I spend my time volunteering in Chloe Clark classrooms, BSU, NHS and doing sports like track and swim. I predominantly cover world news, local stories and occasionally fun, silly pieces.
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Atlas Yerabek, Feature Editor
Hello! I’m Atlas (they/them), I enjoy creating art, writing and reading. I enjoy writing about news, opinion, and a touch of horror here and there :).
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