In a letter to President Biden on September 29th, the National School Boards Association (NSBA) formally requested federal assistance because of “disruptive” conduct during school board meetings across the nation.
Parents have been flocking to school board meetings due to COVID-19 vaccine and mask mandates, Critical Race Theory, LGBT propaganda, and other disturbing trends that have decreased confidence and trust in the education system. Because of this pushback, which has sometimes been unruly, NSBA requested “a joint expedited review by the U.S. Departments of Justice, Education, and Homeland Security, along with the appropriate training, coordination, investigations, and enforcement mechanisms from the FBI, including any technical assistance necessary from, and state and local coordination with, its National Security Branch and Counterterrorism Division, as well as any other federal agency with relevant jurisdictional authority and oversight.”
The Department of Justice under Attorney General Merrick Garland promptly responded that they will be conducting investigations that could potentially result in parents across the U.S. being deemed “domestic terrorists.”
The NSBA also requested these “hate crimes” be investigated under the Patriot Act and suggested “an Executive Order to enforce all applicable federal laws for the protection of students and public school district personnel, and any related measure.”
Surely, the local police departments can deal with the occasional disruptive parent, but getting the federal law enforcement involved is unnecessary and meant to silence frustrated parents. California parents arguably have some of the biggest reasons to be upset.
Our state government continues to give our children increasing autonomy when it comes to decisions about their health. California consent laws already let 12-year-old, under certain conditions, consent to treatment for sexual assault treatment, drug abuse, mental health problems, and receive contraceptives and abortions at any age. Governor Newsom just signed a law that further keeps parents in the dark by preventing any of these medical services from showing up on health insurance statements, because legislators believe minors have privacy rights. Children are becoming “Property of the State.”
The reason for this is very clear: parents have actually been effective in deterring and reversing radical propaganda in the classroom. In California, two instances of successful pushback have been making headlines. The Newport Mesa School District launched an investigation after a radical LGBTQ+ teacher posted a TikTok video admitting to using the gay pride flag during the Pledge of Allegiance which outraged parents.
Shortly after, Project Veritas released footage that showed a Sacramento teacher bragging about how he was purposefully indoctrinating students by promoting Antifa and even included a poster of mass-murderer and Communist Mao Zedong in his classroom. Both instructors have since been fired, showing how parents’ involvement in their children’s education has a huge impact.
We agree that parents should be law-abiding and never threaten violence towards anyone. But it is essential that parents have the ability to stand up and speak freely during school board meetings. The federal government’s involvement is an extreme overreach and alarming. An upset, but in-control parent should not be treated like a domestic terrorist.
Parents are finally speaking up after realizing how bad their public schools have become. This is a good thing, but it seems many elected officials wish parents would go back to sleep and trust their children’s education to the “experts.” But God has given parents the ultimate responsibility for raising their children, not schools. Any government tactic used to keep parents out of our educational system undermines that God-given responsibility and is a threat to our children.