(RNS) — President Donald Trump believes American history is under attack.
His lawyer — and his lawyer’s kids — want to do something about it.
Enter Bald Beagle.
The half American eagle, half beagle cartoon figure is the mascot for a new series of kids’ videos being planned by the American Center for Law and Justice, the Christian legal nonprofit run by Sekulow and his family.
Part puppet show, part Schoolhouse Rock, with a God-and-country twist, the new series will be aimed at telling the “great and sometimes complicated history of our nation,” says Logan Sekulow, one of Jay Sekulow’s sons, in a promotional video for the series.
The video features a puppet of George Washington along with Logan Sekulow, dressed in a T-shirt with the “Bald Beagle” logo on it and a camouflage bandana. In the video, the younger Sekulow warns about political leaders and others who “want to abolish history classes.”
“They want to erase American history from classrooms and from textbooks,” he says. “That’s why now, more than ever, we need to be honest and educate our kids on who founded our country, how government works, and what, even as a kid, they can do to protect it.”
On Thursday (Sept. 17), President Trump made similar claims about American history being under threat during an event at the National Archives Museum. He promised to sign an executive order to create a 1776 Commission that Trump claimed would counter the influence of the 1619 Project published by The New York Times, which raised questions about the history of race in the United States.
By contrast, President Trump promised to promote what he called “patriotic education.”
“Our youth will be taught to love America with all of their heart and all of their souls,” Trump said.