Top O’ the Briefing
Happy Wednesday, dear Kruiser Morning Briefing friends. I’m ready for the Willy Wonka phase of my life to begin.
It’s really time to get this whole “civilians traveling to space” thing moving along at a faster pace because I know I could use a little time off the planet. The way things are these days, though, I’m probably on some sort of “no orbit” list.
One of the things I was grateful for all during the Wuhan Chinese Bat Flu nightmare is that my daughter is older and we didn’t have to navigate the school shutdown stuff. I know it was an enduring shock to the system to my friends and colleagues who have kids at home of all ages and had to figure out how to keep the education going.
An unexpected byproduct of all of that has been that parents began to notice more and more some of the unsavory things being passed along to the youth of America via our taxpayer-funded public school leftist-indoctrination-mill system.
Operating under the presumption that they had a say in the lives of their children as well as the way their tax dollars are spent, the parents began making their displeasure clear to various school boards around the country.
Well, few things irritate the public education indoctrination pimps more than parents who are involved and aware.
The powers that be ran their concerns about the pesky parents up the flagpole to the Biden administration. As Ol’ Joe is literally in bed with the teachers’ unions, the power of the federal government was immediately weaponized to handle the problem.
In what can only be described as a tactic to suppress dissent, Attorney General Merrick Garland directed the FBI and U.S. attorneys to meet with federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial leaders in every federal judicial district in the next 30 days. What is the threat to the homeland requiring this urgent response? Parents are objecting to critical race theory and other left-wing curricula in their children’s classrooms.
Once again, thank you Mitch McConnell for keeping this psychopath off of the Supreme Court.
The great news is that the parents who already weren’t amused are really not amused now.
Last week, PJ Media covered the hysterical and threatening letter written by National School Boards Association (NSBA) president Viola Garcia. In the letter sent to none other than President Joe Biden, Garcia accused America’s concerned parents of threats, intimidation, and even “hate crimes” rising to the level of “domestic terrorism” for having the gall to speak up at their local school board meetings. The NSBA also requested “federal assistance to stop threats and acts of violence against school board members, school officials, and teachers.”
This week, however, the leaders of almost two dozen parent organizations fired back with a scathing letter of their own—and it is epic. The letter, written on behalf of members of several parent organizations, made clear that the NSBA’s claims of “hate” and “terrorism” were shameful:
My favorite line from the letter is: “To equate parents with terrorists dishonors the thousands of victims of actual terrorism around the world. Have you no shame?”
I think we long ago established that the American left doesn’t even have a passing familiarity with shame. I would love to be able to say that this is beyond the pale, even for them, but they’ve been pulling this “everyone who disagrees with our politics is a terrorist” nonsense for a while now and that’s really been escalating this year.
Make no mistake, the Democrats very definitely want to use the government to shut down any dissent. They’re letting their fascist freak-flag fly all the time now.
Angering the moms and dads of America was a real boneheaded move, though. Even this administration must realize it can’t start rolling up federal paddy wagons to PTA meetings and hauling everyone away. This is a fight that they probably already know they shouldn’t have picked, hence the overkill by getting the DOJ involved.
I keep saying that the incessant, egregious overreach by Biden’s Democrats is going to backfire on them in a big way. The mobilization of parents who are committed to preventing the teaching of extreme leftist insanity like Critical Race Theory is hopefully just the beginning of the blowback.
There’s hope for this hot mess of a country yet.
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There is no turning back but I’m thinking of building a rest area with a whiskey bar so people can pause before heading to oblivion.