WASHINGTON — U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland has ordered the Department of Justice (DOJ) to step in on behalf of local school boards afraid of parents who dissent.
The DOJ announced on Monday that it will “address violent threats against school officials and teachers.”
This comes after the National School Boards Association (NSBA) requesting federal intervention on local matters from President Joe Biden. The NSBA called parents speaking and exercising their First Amendment rights, often opposing mask and vax mandates as well as critical race theory, “right-winged radicals” and “angry mobs,” and “the classification of these heinous actions could be the equivalent to a form of domestic terrorism and hate crimes.”
Garland issued a memorandum stating that the Federal Bureau of Investigations along with U.S. attorneys and local and state government officials will be holding meetings to discuss strategic ways to deal with parents.
“Threats against public servants are not only illegal, they run counter to our nation’s core values,” Garland wrote. “Those who dedicate their time and energy to ensuring that our children receive a proper education in a safe environment deserve to be able to do their work without fear for their safety.”
Videos have emerged around the country of parents speaking against curriculum items and other mandates, and some have been chaotic. But there has been little evidence presented showing that any parents have been violent or have engaged in criminal behavior.
In contrast, widespread violence and criminal behavior by Antifa has been captured on video, but Garland has struggled to comment on such behavior.
“So, an attack on a courthouse while in operation, trying to prevent judges from actually deciding cases, that plainly is, uhm, domestic extremism, uhm, domestic terrorism. An attack simply on a government property at night…or any other kind of circumstances, is a clear crime and a serious one and should be punished. I don’t mean…I don’t know enough about the facts of the example you’re talking about, but that’s where I draw the line. One is…both are criminal, but one is a core attack on our democratic institutions,” Garland said earlier this year when asked if Antifa was engaged in domestic terrorism.
The view of Americans who disagree with the prevailing narrative as extremists has been ingrained in the bureaucratic state as seen when John Brennan, the director of the Central Intelligence Agency under the Obama administration, said there’s “an unholy alliance of religious extremists, authoritarians, fascists, bigots, racists, nativists, even libertarians.”
Ben Bartee reported on the DOJ’s budget request this year as it sought an 11% increase to “combat domestic extremism, racial inequality, environmental degradation and gender violence.”
Of that budget increase requested, Garland sought $232 million in new taxpayer funding to “curb gun violence” and $101 million “to address the rising threat of domestic terrorism.”
Bartee writes: “In a nation whose schoolchildren learned real lessons from history and the tenants of civilized society, none of this would be tolerated. Unfortunately, instead, 21st-century children of American public schools learn about gender pronouns and critical race theory from lobotomized education majors fresh out of their indoctrination camps in the liberal social sciences.”
“What is afoot is the American Empire crumbling in on itself, the comeuppance of decades of public indifference to immoral foreign occupations, of millions of dead civilians overseas, all in the service of advancing the interests of a tiny globalist elite that benefits from war,” Bartee added.
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