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Now that angry parents are pushing back over objectionable curriculum, subject matter and a general contempt from elected officials… Democrats are circling the wagons around school boards.
Dems Treat OUR Children Like THEIR Political Playthings
In Virginia, the Gubernatorial debate gave the Democrat a chance to show us his natural totalitarian instincts…
Terry McAuliffe: "I don't think parents should be telling schools what they should teach." pic.twitter.com/7S15pTv1gY
— Greg Price (@greg_price11) September 28, 2021
Civic-minded parents are demanding the right to give input into the education of their own dear children? How dare they!
Dems believe that environmentalist activists and other so-called ‘stakeholders’ should be granted voting rights in the running of corporations, but Heaven forfend that parents demand a seat at the table when it comes to talking about curriculum. Just who do they think they are?
The DOJ is taking this contempt for parental civic engagement even further… it was the story Tucker led off his show with last night. After playing the same clip we mentioned above, he shifted to the part about the DOJ memo threatening protesting parents with the possibility of the same sort of politicized criminal investigations that have kept the FBI VERY busy since January 6th or so.
The key part starts around the 1:30 mark in the following video…
The DOJ memo calls for coordinating with ‘federal, state, tribal, territorial and local law enforcement to discuss strategies for addressing this disturbing trend’.
Was that ‘disturbing trend’ the 30% year-over-year jump in murder rates?
No, apparently that trend doesn’t warrant a coordinated approach with federal, state, tribal, territorial and local law enforcement.
Criminal cartels? Fentanyl dealers? Nope. Neither of those.
Wrongthink Will Not Be Tolerated
They are addressing something really important to the Democrats — a citizen uprising that threatens *gasp* the leftist stranglehold on control of the schools.
The department will prioritize and address a ‘rise of criminal conduct directed toward school personnel.’ The memo uses infinitely malleable terms like ‘harrass’ and ‘hate’ which gives broad license to justify criminalizing citizens exercising their protected First Amendment right to petition their government.
What do these two stories share in common? They both work forward from the assumptions that the state has final say over children, and if any parents object? Well, that’s just too damn bad.
This is a really unfortunate position for the party that passes ‘literally Hitler’ accusations around like underage kids at a Hollywood Pool party.
For four long years, we saw endless variations of the idea that Trump was ‘literally Hitler’.
They pretended like he was an especially pernicious politician unlike any before him. But just 8 years earlier, they ran the same play on someone else. Or do you think we’ve all forgotten about what they did to Dubya?
Yep, rather than engage on the plane of ideas, his detractors ran the same tired old play of personal destruction.
Since THEY Brought Up Hitler…
Under normal conversational conventions, an invocation of Hitler in any political comparison invokes Godwin’s Law, and invalidates the argument.
But in this case, WE didn’t bring him up. Democrats did for close to 12 of the last 20 years. They probably invoked his name about somebody with an (R) after his name during the Obama years, too.
During the Obama years, we covered the story of a family who fled to America over the precise issue of a state insisting it had a legal right to indoctrinate children, and to specifically undermine the religious instruction they got at home.
A judge had heard their case, and granted them entry into America on the grounds of religious asylum. Erick Holder and Obama’s DOJ worked like dogs to get that overturned and to send that family back.
In a political asylum case involving a German family that fled to the United States to be able to homeschool their children, the U.S. Justice Department is arguing that the freedom to choose to educate one’s own children is not a fundamental right. — GlobalDispatch
That was the Romeike family, whose story we covered here… Homeschoolers Face Ghosts of the Third Reich
In the end, they were granted the right to stay.
But now we are learning that the Democrat objection to a family having final authority over what their children are taught was not limited to the Romeike family… that is a foundational philosophy of their party.
Here Comes The Awkward Part…
Democrats, like the German courts, believe that the state, not the family, should have final say about what children are taught by the state.
German courts denied the Romeike family the right to object to what was being taught because there is a longstanding precedent for the State to be the highest authority on issues of the education of children.
No big deal, right?
Well, that depends on what you think of this picture:
Because the German law that mirrors the Democrat party’s attitude toward the State’s role in educating our kids…?
It has been on the books for a very long time.
In 1938, Hitler outlawed homeschooling, and the government funneled kids into Hitler Youth, and afterward, the battlefields of WWII. Today, Hitler Youth is defunct, but this old Third Reich law is still being aggressively enforced in Germany. “Aggressively enforced” for this family means roughly $10,000 in fines, police visits to their home, and the threat of the government taking their five children away.
What is the dispute over? They are a homeschooling Christian family, partially because they claim that the State educators are “undermining the tenets of their Christian faith”. The German Supreme Court agrees. The Court described the purpose of the homeschooling ban: “[to] counteract the development of religious and philosophically motivated parallel societies.” —ClashDaily
The Democrats and the Third Reich both claimed they had the right and the authority to politically indoctrinate their respective nations’ children.
What could POSSIBLY go wrong?