Standing up to school boards
Last updated 11/4/2021 at 9:12am
Earlier this month, the National School Boards Association sent a letter to President Biden complaining about the increased involvement of passionate parents at school board meetings.
“The National School Boards Association (NSBA) respectfully asks for federal law enforcement and other assistance to deal with the growing number of threats of violence and acts of intimidation occurring across the nation,” the letter stated.
Later in the letter, the co-signers linked parents to domestic terrorism — twice:
“As these acts of malice, violence, and threats against public school officials have increased, the classification of these heinous actions could be the equivalent to a form of domestic terrorism and hate crimes,” the president of the NSBA wrote. A few lines later, he continued, “Additionally, NSBA requests that such review examine appropriate enforceable actions against these crimes and acts of violence under the Gun-Free School Zones Act, the Patriot Act in regards to domestic terrorism, the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act, the Violent Interference with Federally Protected Rights statute, the Conspiracy Against Rights statute, an Executive Order to enforce all applicable federal laws for the protection of students and public school district personnel, and any related measure.”
Less than a week later, U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland on behalf of the federal DOJ released its “Justice Department Addresses Violent Threats Against School Officials and Teachers” memo.
In the memo, Garland promised that the FBI, U.S. Attorneys’ Offices and other law enforcement leaders would begin immediately to “discuss strategies for addressing this disturbing trend.”
Where have crimes occurred? If parents were inciting violence at school board meetings over mask mandates, Critical Race Theory, or LGBT propaganda, surely the mainstream media would have provided non-stop coverage.
What‘s really happening here is that school boards across the country are tired of dealing with parents who are rightfully upset, angered and frustrated with the total indoctrination taking place in schools and usurpation of our children by radical immoral leaders like President Biden and Governor Inslee.
Parents have surely increased involvement with their local school boards within the past two years because of the absurdities being exposed. Within the past few months here alone, Washington parents have been astounded by transgender top-surgery being promoted to elementary school children, an Evergreen teacher suggesting that unvaccinated people should be denied healthcare and left to die, and Critical Race Theory under the guise of “equity” being quietly forced on teaching staff.
Parents have every right to get involved with their local school boards; parents have an obligation to speak up for their children.
Quite simply, the radical pagan left wants to destroy parenthood, and eliminate the right of parents to raise and protect their own children. This requires shutting parents out of important education and health decisions and eroding their parental rights as much as possible. They arrogantly believe that only government politicians and bureaucrats can protect and make important life-and-death decisions for children, not parents.
The NSBA knows this is a double standard, and it knows knew the current anti-family bureaucrats running the nation would jump at the chance to silence the tremendous grassroots movements of concerned parents.
The DOJ must not be intimidating parents; it need to listen instead.
– Mark Miloscia is director of the Family Policy Institute of Washington. Email him at [email protected]