The FBI didn’t raid Epstein Island or protect hundreds of young female gymnasts from being sexually assaulted for years, but they’ll raid your PTA meetings when you question the curriculum and unscientific mask mandates in their indoctrination camps [I mean public schools].
While Republican Glenn Youngkin has been championing parents and excellence in Virginia schools, and has blasted the State Board of Education for proposing to end advanced math classes prior to 11th grade, Terry McAuliffe has stated that parents have no right to get involved in their kid’s education.
BREAKING: Attorney General Merrick Garland has instructed the FBI to mobilize against parents who oppose critical race theory in public schools, citing “threats.”
The letter follows the National School Board Association’s request to classify protests as “domestic terrorism.” After the National School Board Association called on the Biden administration to take action against unruly parents who keep showing up at school board meetings, the Department of Justice under Attorney General Merrick Garland has taken up the cause against parents. The NSBA encouraged the Biden administration to classify the actions of concerned parents as “the equivalent to a form of domestic terrorism and hate crimes.
The Biden administration is rapidly repurposing federal law enforcement to target political opposition. They want to reclassify dissent as “disinformation” and “domestic terrorism,” justifying an unprecedented intervention, both directly and in partnership with tech companies.
Neither the Attorney General’s memo nor the full Justice Department press release cites any significant, credible threat. The United States Department of Justice has no business — none — even thinking of involving itself in the give-and-take between parents and school administrators. Questions related to pedagogy and the contents of K–12 curricula are the quintessential domain of state and local governance, and legitimately a matter of robust democratic debate.
This is a blatant suppression tactic, designed to dissuade citizens from participating in the democratic process at school boards.
We must forcefully push back against the suppression of our basic rights and the criminalization of our politics.
The Biden administration wants to apply the J6 strategy to every expression of conservative speech and assembly.
This is a declaration of war against the American people.
Garland’s memo cynically conflates parents’ dissent against progressive educational indoctrination with “threats of violence against school administrators, board members, teachers, and staff” — the “public servants” who run state school systems. In the blink of an eye, Garland then slides from “threats of violence” into amorphous “threats,” “harassment,” and “intimidation” that he’d also have the FBI probe.
It was interesting to see the Justice Department suddenly bestirred over threats, harassment, and intimidation of public servants on the same day the president opined that such acts were “part of the process” when radical progressives employ them against a Democratic senator seen as blocking the administration’s proposed $3.5 trillion ghastly spendathon. Nevertheless, as Garland is well aware, having been a longtime DOJ official and federal appellate judge, the First Amendment leaves little room for law-enforcement action against speech, particularly action by the federal government. Treating domestic political opposition as a proper subject for FBI investigation has a long and dolorous history, famously including surveillance of Martin Luther King Jr., a figure so dangerous he is now honored with a national holiday.