It turns out parents don't appreciate being labeled "domestic terrorists" for expressing concern about radical policies being advanced in public schools.
And states across the country are supporting those parents!
As reported on Fox News, state attorneys general from 17 states recently sent a letter to President Joe Biden and U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland, telling them that the government should stop trying to silence parents through intimidation.
Here's an excerpt:
"Over the last year, as legal officers, we have advised our constituencies of their constitutional right to free speech and encouraged public engagement to voice their opinions on important issues affecting their country, state, and communities, especially parents who have concerns about their children's education. Your recent action seeks to chill lawful dissent by parents voiced during local school board meetings by characterizing them as unlawful and threatening."
The attorneys general note that "the NSBA fails to document a single legitimate instance of violence," and conclude that "the NSBA seems more concerned about suppressing speech with which it disagrees than real threats of violence."
Did the letter work? Perhaps it did; just days later, the NSBA issued an apology and admitted "there was no justification for some of the language included in [its letter to the Biden administration.]" And Attorney General Garland has stated the DOJ will not label parents as domestic terrorists, and claimed that the "Justice Department supports and defends the First Amendment right of parents to complain as vociferously as they wish about the education of their children, about the curriculum taught in the schools."
Change of heart or damage control? In any event, it demonstrates the truth that "We the People" have power, if only we will stand together and exercise it! It's time to remind all elected officials that their job is to carry out our will, not to impose their own.