Richmond, VA — As parents have been speaking out, from mask and vax mandates to critical race theory, at government school board meetings, the political class wants to shut down dissent.
Terry McAuliffe, the Democrat gubernatorial candidate in Virginia facing Republican Glenn Youngkin, made headlines after saying: “I don’t think parents should be telling schools what they should teach.”
Even more disturbing is the elected officials closest to you, your school board, may view you as a “domestic terrorist” for engaging in First Amendment activity.
School board have already taken actions to try and silence dissenters on their own, but now they want to sick a federal police state of parents.
Late last month, the National School Boards Associations (NSBA), which claims to represent over 90,000 school board members across the country, sent a letter to President Joe Biden asking for federal law enforcement to intervene and shut down dissent. It asks “for a proactive approach” to deal with who they call “right-winged radicals” and “angry mobs.”
It goes on to state “the classification of these heinous actions could be the equivalent to a form of domestic terrorism and hate crimes.”
The 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 states.
The letter goes on to ask for several federal agencies to step in including the Department of Justice, the Federal Bureau of Investigations, the Department of Homeland Security and the Secret Service. It even goes on to say the Post Office needs “to intervene against threatening letters and cyberbullying attacks that have been transmitted to students, school board members, district administrators, and other educators,” which implicitly requires an Orwellian spy apparatus of reading your mail and social media activity.
This is especially troublesome as the federal government already views dissenters as terrorists and has for decades and has made the preparations necessary to detain them indefinitely.
The National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) was recently approved with large Republican support despite the inclusion of red flag gun confiscation measures. Such un-American, anti-Constitution measures are commonplace in the annual NDAA with most every Republican member consistently voting for it, except for libertarian-leaning GOP members like Rep. Thomas Massie and Sen. Rand Paul consistently voting no.
During the Obama administration, the NDAA included provisions allowing for the indefinite detention of American citizens without any due process.
So, who might be indefinitely detained? Well, just look who they define as a domestic terrorist.
“For instance, the Department of Homeland Security broadly defines extremists as individuals, military veterans and groups ‘that are mainly antigovernment, rejecting federal authority in favor of state or local authority, or rejecting government authority entirely,” wrote John and Nisha Whitehead for the Rutherford Institute.
That comes from a 2009 government document.
The Whitehead’s add: “Indeed, if you believe in and exercise your rights under the Constitution (namely, your right to speak freely, worship freely, associate with like-minded individuals who share your political views, criticize the government, own a weapon, demand a warrant before being questioned or searched, or any other activity viewed as potentially anti-government, racist, bigoted, anarchic or sovereign), you could be at the top of the government’s terrorism watch list.”
With all that stated, what can parents do? A current trend provides a solution as homeschooling has increased greater than 300 percent since the COVID-19 dictatorship took over in March of 2020.
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