One Step Too Far: Targeting Parents As Domestic
Terrorists Triggers Public Tsunami
By Carole Hornsby Haynes, Ph.D. October 7, 2021
The criminalization by the Justice Department of those who protest mask mandates and the teaching of Critical Race Theory may well be a dagger driven through the heart of public education. This followed a rising left wing hostility toward parents.
On Sept. 16, the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) called on the federal government to allow them to ban “hostile parents” who are angry over masks, vaccines, and quarantines.
Last week, national headlines reported the outrageous comment in a debate by Terry McAuliffe, a Democrat candidate for Governor of Virginia, “I don’t think parents should be telling schools what they should teach.”
Soon after came the Sept. 29 letter to the Biden administration from the National School Boards Association (NSBA), which represents more than 90,000 school board members in the United States. The letter claimed that America’s “educational leaders are under an immediate threat” although it fails to mention the source of the threat is protesting parents. The NSBA characterized those who have the temerity to stand up to local schools boards as “domestic terrorists” guilty of “hate crimes.”
The letter lamely admits that the activists are angry about the mandate that students wear suffocating masks for hours and the teaching of Critical Race Theory. The letter denies that CRT is being taught in public schools, stating that this is mere propaganda. The only propaganda is what is coming from the NSBA as one can see on their website that uses the Critical Race Theory term “equity” frequently in support of the Marxist ideology.
NSBA’s claim that Critical Race Theory is not taught in public schools belies the fact that, in July, the National Education Association (NEA), the nation’s largest teachers’ union, voted to openly promote the teaching of Critical Race Theory in K-12 and to oppose any bans on instruction in both the Marxist ideology and the widely discredited New York Times 1619 Project.
The Biden administration is asked to bring down the full force of the Justice Department, FBI, Homeland Security, Secret Service, and National Threat Assessment Center to “deal with the growing number of threats of violence and acts of intimidation occurring across the nation ” by “angry mobs.”
They even want to sic the Postal Service on parents for their “threatening letters and cyberbullying attacks that have been transmitted to students, school board members, district administrators, and other educators.”
On October 4, U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland provided a press release announcing meetings of the DOJ and the FBI to develop strategies to deal with the “violence” against educators.
For months, Critical Race Theory proponents have struggled to counter the public’s negative response and now are turning to more heavy-handed tactics. Parents have been shut out of buildings, rules created to keep them from attending meetings, microphones turned off, cameras moved away, and speaking times shortened.
This is in stark contrast to the violent Black Lives Matter and Antifa mobs that burned down businesses, looted, and terrorized peaceful Americans. They were characterized as “peaceful protesters” exercising their First Amendment rights.
This all out mobilization of federal agencies against the people is a sign that not only do they intend to monitor dissent but to shut it down completely. Suggesting that parents are domestic terrorists is a government tactic to shut down free speech and assembly and justify further federalization of public policy.
It’s clear that the left does not want to hear about legitimate concerns over COVID restrictions, forced vaccinations, CRT, LGBTQ issues, and books promoting sexual perversions and pedophilia in student libraries.
That government believes it has the right to control the education of children was clear in the congressional testimony last week of Education Secretary Miguel Cardona when he said parents shouldn’t be the “primary stakeholder” in their children's education.
But the gig is up. We understand that the Biden administration is terrified of us and their inability to control us. Because we threaten their power over us, they have dangerously escalated the tyranny.
In their extreme fear of losing power, the Biden communist regime has gone a step too far to gain complete control over every aspect of our lives – even taking political prisoners, torture, and murder.
We will not be silenced or bullied into submission.We do not have to submit to a tyrannical government nor do we have to use their politically correct language. It’s urgent that we band together in large numbers and continue to stand against tyranny before it’s too late.
It’s clear that public education is totally about dumbing down, sexualizing, and creating a Red Guard like that in Mao’s Cultural Revolution to terrorize the American people.
The survival of America as a free nation depends upon getting students out of this communist mind control environment. The current actions of the Biden administration may well trigger an even greater number of parents walking away from government education.