An Educational Tonkin Gulf? The NSBA Apologies for the Letter that Triggered the Controversial Federal Operation

Engagement in the Gulf of Tonkin

We recently discussed the controversy following the letter of the National School Boards Association (NSBA) asking the Justice Department to investigate parents causing disruptions or making threats at school board meetings. The letter included a reference to using the Patriot Act against possible domestic terrorism. Attorney General Merrick Garland responded a few days later with an order to the entire Department of Justice to monitor school board meetings around the country and coordinate a response with local officials. Now the NSBA has issued an apology.  The question is whether Garland will now rescind or amend his much criticized memo. It has the feel of an educational version of the Gulf of Tonkin incident. Should we reconsider our deployment in light of the false premise that triggered the escalation of hostilities?

The NSBA stated “On behalf of NSBA, we regret and apologize for the letter . . . there was no justification for some of the language included in the letter.”

Notably, recent coverage indicates that the NSBA coordinated the letter with the White House before it was issued.  A significant number of people at the organization (and likely some in the Administration) saw early drafts of this letter. Not one appears to have objected to the reckless and extreme language directed toward parents, citing a handful of cases.

 

 

(Source: Oregon School Boards Association)

 

For his part, Garland stated that none of these past disruptions would constitute domestic terrorism. However, as I discussed earlier, he further pledged that he will not use such laws against parents objecting to critical race theory or other issues at these meetings. However, those answers only begged the question of why the Justice Department has pledged this broad effort to monitor and respond to threats at these meetings. If these are not matters of domestic terrorism, why is the Justice Department implementing this effort? The letter does not cite any pattern of criminal threats or their interstate or federal profile.

This question was picked up in a letter to Garland from half of the eight members of the Commission on Civil Rights. They requested “specific examples” of “harassment, intimidation and threats of violence” which Garland claimed as evidence for the need for federal intervention in parent protests at schools.

Now even the NSBA agrees that its letter was over-the-top and extreme.

247 thoughts on “An Educational Tonkin Gulf? The NSBA Apologies for the Letter that Triggered the Controversial Federal Operation”

  1. Do you know these names? Their faces? Or their titles?

    Viola M. Garcia, EdD. – President
    Chip Slaven, Esq.- Interim Executive Director and CEO
    National School Board Association

    Far more likely, you know the name, likeness, and occupation of the father in Loudoun County, Virginia who did what any reasonable father would do. Advocate for his daughter, by all reports the victim of a sexual assault in the bathroom of her school. Speak out for \the safety of the children in his local schools. The consequence? He was subject to literal, state sponsored violence. To public ridicule. To actual arrest. Why? Because he was a father who dared to speak out for his daughter. Because his words were politically inconvenient for his local school board. Because he had the courage to speak truth to power.

    Garcia and Slaven are the executives with the National School Board Association who authored the now infamous letter from the NSBA to President Biden. The letter calling for intervention by the DOJ, the FBI, and the Department of Homeland Security(!) in the face of American parents who dare to advocate for a voice in their children’s education. A letter with the audacity to conflate concerned parents with members of extremist hate organizations. An ideologically driven letter advancing a particular political agenda. If you have a few minutes, read their letter. It speaks for itself.

    Garcia and Slaven are powerful insiders with direct access to the Biden regime. If the press reports are correct, Garcia and Slaven even conspired with senior operatives in the Biden administration to draft that horrific letter. Yet, what in their background, politics and ideology led them and the organization they lead to stand mute in the face of shocking reports of violent sexual assaults against children in the Loudoun County schools? To stand mute while a concerned parent was ignored, ridiculed and arrested? To stand mute in the face of what appears to be an egregious failure of oversight by the Loudoun County School Board? To borrow a now popular political slogan, this is a case where silence actually was violence.

    Garcia and Slaven still have their jobs. If the sick twists of recent history are any guide, they’ll soon be in line for lucrative book deals as a reward for their fealty. How can that be? It is their actions that led to the humiliation of the NSBA board of directors and the retraction of their letter by that very same organization. An unprecedented crisis in our nation’s schools. And a direct assault on core principles of free speech.

    It is time for the NSBA to right the ship. To require Garcia and Slaven to answer for their actions. To explain whether the letter was their idea, or whether they succumbed to pressure by operatives in the Biden administration. To refocus the NSBA on education, not political indoctrination.

    These are the poster children for the crisis in our nation’s public schools. Not a poor Virginia father.

    1. All education is local.

      There is no power provided by the Constitution to Congress with reference to education.

      Congress has no power to tax for education.

      The Dept. of Education, the NSBA, the NEA and respective state organizations must be irrevocably abrogated and eliminated with extreme prejudice.

      Teachers should not fear the communist czars of “state directorates of education,” they should be concerned with the opinions of parents – they should perform on the local level.

      Actual higher education and advanced-degree institutions must be private, and “fake” communist state colleges and universities must be privatized and forced to compete.

      American taxpayers are forced to pay real money for “fake” and impracticable degrees which are not necessary for the largest part of corporate requisites and performance.

    2. You are absolutely right. These executives should be removed by the governing body of the organisation.

    3. This has been a disaster for Democrats from the start.

      Even with one sided press – it was ludicrous to buy that there were domestic terror groups targeting School Boards.

      The only violence associated with this has been targeting parents advocating for their children

      Smith confronted the administration and school board – and they LIED. Then he was attacked by a Trans activist claiming he was just spreading transphobia.

      We can debate Trans issues all you like people with penis’s do not belong in girls bathrooms.
      It is irrelevant if every single MTF Trans person on the planet would never commit a violent sexual act.
      Make it possible for Sexual predators to gain easy access to their prey and they will feast.

      I do not know if the perpatrator here has actual gender issues – nor do I care. He is a violent serial rapist.
      And the school district is complicit for making it easier for him and for covering it up – Twice.

      This is no different from the conduct of the Boy Scouts and Church that have lead to repeated sexual assaults,
      and the same punishment should be meted out. Those in running the school district should pay with their money and their jobs.

      But aside from the painfully obvious first impressions of this story – IT GETS WORSE.

      It now appears that the Garland memo was driven completely by the Biden whitehouse.
      The Whitehouse solicited the National School Board association to write their letter.
      The Whitehouse then crafted Garlands response.

      Whether that is illegal or not, it is inherently immoral.

      The war on parents came directly from the Biden whitehouse.

      Only parts of this were known when Garland testified before congress – and frankly he did badly.
      Yet still much was being hidden at the time.

      Myriads of people have noted over time how much better at “messaging” democrats are compared to Republicans.

      What happened to the democratic party ? Did every political consultant with a witt of sense Die ?

      What politician in their right minds would provoke a war on parents deliberately ?

      But this is far from the first instance in which democrats today have been completely clueless.

      Look arround – what have democrats done right in the past 10 months ?

      Worse still, there are no signs that either the problems or the stupidity that caused them is going away any time soon.

      Many like myself do not really beleive Biden is running things. I can have some sympathy for Joe Biden – he is not in control of himself much less the country.

      But how are those actually running the show doing any better than a demented person ?

      Biden’s incapacity is NOT an excuse – these failures are party wide.

    4. Just when you thought it couldn’t get any worse for the Loudoun County School Board and the NSBA.

      Reports are surfacing that Scott Zeigler, the Superintendent of the Loudoun Public Schools, informed the School Board that a young woman was sexually assaulted by a male in the high school bathroom. Oddly, Zeigler’s email fails to mention that the alleged assailant was a boy wearing a skirt lurking in the girls’ room. A presence that was apparently condoned, if not actively encouraged, by the school. And news reports say that the sexual assault was actually a rape. Worse yet, Zeigler’s email seems more focused on attacking the victim’s father. Apparently, only certain kinds of victims are worthy of progressive compassion.

      It gets even worse. To whom did the school offer counseling? If you guessed the victim or her father, you would be wrong. If you guessed other students that were traumatized by alleged sexual violence in their school, you would also be wrong. The school offered counseling to students who saw the victim’s father. A father who succeeded in causing the sheriff to open a criminal investigation into the alleged rape of his daughter.

      https://wtop.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/Ziegler-feature.jpg

      Loudoun County School Board Chair Brenda Sheridan, former board member Beth Barts (seemingly, students don’t need protection from the occasional sexual assault, as long as it’s not a regular thing), and Superintendent Zeigler all have some serious explaining to do. Not to mention the loss of their positions. And if there is any sense of cosmic justice, personal liability.

      The evolving situation presents a second, even more serious test of the NSBA’s mettle. Will they condemn the sexual violence in the Loudoun County schools? Will they join the calls for a full investigation of the circumstances that created such a terrible crisis, that those responsible be held accountable, and that the root causes be corrected? Or will they stand mute, confident in the knowledge that they will remain secure in their exalted positions while the Loudoun controversy fades into the next news cycle?

  2. You have to wonder when the pot will boil over? If the next election is manipulated like the last you can bet there’s going to be a great deal of anger from Republicans, Independents and yes Democrats. Not this group who are hiding behind the old Democrat party name, God knows who these people are?

    1. Not “if”…..it is in the works. Fairfax County already tweeted out a message to expect late, delayed reporting of election results. Which is code for “we need to know how many votes we need to come up with before we call the final result for Macaulffe.”

      1. They’re moving to weighted averages, which increases the potential for fraud, and reduces the ability for audits. Demos-cracy is aborted in darkness.

    2. I do not know what will happen in future elections.

      But I do know that what happened in 2020 can not continue.

      The way the 2020 election was conducted – it is trivial for even a single person with limited resources to commit election fraud on a large scale.

      56% of the country not beleives it is likely the 2020 election was stolen.

      That is incredibly bad.

      That lack of trust – can result in violence – as you note.
      It can also result in even more fraud. Democrats beleived without evidence that Paul Manafort colluded with Russians to rigg the 2016 election what do you think republicans – like manafort will do if they beleive democrats rigged 2020 and are going to rig 2022.

      Aside from the 2020 Presidential election – there is plenty of evidence that there was fraud in the Newsome recall, far far too many voters showed up at the polls are were told they had already voted. but there was no blowback over the recall – because Newsome got more than enough votes that it is unlikely that fraud – even large scale fraud made a difference.

      All eyes are on VA right now. if observers are thrown out, if tens of thousands of magical votes show up at the least minute – there will be a great deal of anger from voters.

      1. “But I do know that what happened in 2020 can not continue.”

        Why can it not continue? It can, and such an act can destroy a free nation.

    1. Critical Racists’ Theory that presumes but hides its roots in diversity [dogma], inequity, and exclusion, including racism, sexism,, and other class-based bigotry is an unsafe and exclusive proposition.

  3. I just saw on Thursday Night Football that the NFL is in favor of men in skirts being allowed in women’s bathrooms. Soon you will hear of a 320 pound ex football player wearing a skirt using the women’s restroom. What could possibly go wrong? If you are the one who tries to stop it you will be the one who goes to jail so just take your picture and move along. If you decide to act your cell mate will be the father who protested that the rape of his daughter was being covered up by the “woke” administrators committee. It’s all about the free uninhibited use of the Dong.

    1. It doesn’t matter how someone dresses, how they wear their hair, or whether they behave in a masculine or feminine way. Those are all performative behaviors, not biology.

      There should be a no male genitalia rule in women’s spaces, such as changing rooms and showers, and no biological men in women’s sports. That would take care of safety and fairness issues.

      That would prevent a recurrence of the rape of girls in the bathroom, and men exposing themselves to little girls at spas.

      When a black woman complained that there was a man exposing himself to little girls at the Wi Spa, she was denigrated as transphobic. The woke mob told the black woman to be quiet. Stop complaining and take it.

      It turns out that the man was a registered sex offender with a history of such behavior. CA law forced the spa to allow any biological male who claimed he was female access to women’s changing areas and showers. The negligence and risk in this law is appalling. This is the same law that allowed a man, dressed as a man, to walk into the girls bathroom at my son’s soccer field years ago, angrily telling mothers there was nothing they could do about it. He had a camera around his neck. The park staff said there was nothing they could do. The girls said he was taking pictures. He’d already disappeared by the time a crowd of angry fathers arrived to deal with it. When police finally located him, the memory card from his camera was gone.

      Far left states have a trend of enabling criminal activity, at the expense of the law abiding.

      https://www.asian-dawn.com/2021/09/02/charges-brought-against-trans-sex-offender-who-exposed-himself-at-wi-spa/

      Then there was the boy who wore a skirt in order to enter a girls bathroom at a high school, and raped a girl. The school board lied to parents worried about boys allowed access to girls bathrooms and locker rooms, saying there were no reports of any assaults in girls bathrooms.

      https://www.dailywire.com/news/loudoun-school-board-was-informed-of-alleged-sexual-assault-the-day-it-happened-report

      1. And then there was Trump, who was accused by several former Miss Teen USA participants of walking into their dressing room while they were changing when he owned the pageant. (He admitted doing this with his adult pageants.)

        “There should be a no male genitalia rule in women’s spaces, such as changing rooms and showers, and no biological men in women’s sports. That would take care of safety and fairness issues.”

        Rules do not keep cis straight men and boys from entering women’s bathrooms and assaulting girls and women, or from assaulting them elsewhere. They also don’t keep gay men from assaulting teen boys in the men’s bathroom or elsewhere, or teen boys from assaulting trans girls, etc. We need to work on keeping all people safe regardless of where they are and how they self-identify, but we already have plenty of evidence that rules *don’t* “take care of safety issues.” If rules were sufficient, then there would be no rape, exposure, etc., since those are already against the law.

        “Then there was the boy who wore a skirt in order to enter a girls bathroom at a high school, and raped a girl.”

        The assault last May was in a bathroom. The bathroom policy wasn’t put in place by the school board until August, so clearly having a rule against boys entering girls’ bathrooms didn’t prevent the first assault. The assault this month, allegedly by the same boy, was in a classroom, not a bathroom, so the bathroom policy wasn’t the issue there either:

        “The parents of the victim of the first alleged assault issued a statement Thursday through the Stanley Law Group blaming school officials. They asserted that the charged youth is “gender-fluid” and that the incident occurred in a girls’ bathroom. … The parents spoke out against a policy put in place by the school board several months later, in August, allowing students to use bathrooms that match their gender identities. At the time of the alleged incident, the policy was not in place. … The first alleged assault occurred May 28 at Stone Bridge High School in Ashburn, according to the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office. In a Wednesday statement that followed growing focus on the incident on social media and news reports, the sheriff’s office said one of its school resource officers was notified of the alleged assault the same day and an investigation was quickly started. … Authorities said in the statement that on July 8, a male 14-year-old was arrested in the case and charged in juvenile court with two counts of forcible sodomy. … The same youth also has been accused in an Oct. 6 alleged sexual assault at Broad Run High School in Ashburn, Biberaj said. In an Oct. 7 news release, the sheriff’s office outlined the allegations, saying a 15-year-old male student had ‘forced the victim into an empty classroom where he held her against her will and inappropriately touched her.’”
        https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/public-safety/loudoun-schools-sex-assault-allegations/2021/10/13/02d3f144-2c61-11ec-8ef6-3ca8fe943a92_story.html

        1. Try working in the fashion industry. the staging areas and dressing rooms are filled with half and fully naked men and women sharing the same space. It’s accepted because these are grown adults who choose to be in that space.

        2. Sex: male and female, and sex-correlated gender: masculine and feminine, physical and mental (e.g. sexual orientation) attributes. The school board conflated sex and gender and denied a safe and inclusive place for boy, girls, and those in the transgender spectrum, creating a sanctuary facility for rape and sodomy. Demos-cracy is aborted in darkness.

        3. The bathroom rape report was shelved by the school authorities while they were trying to push through their agenda allowing self-proclaimed transgenders into the bathrooms of the opposite sex. This has been widely reported, so don’t ask me to look it up for you. The agenda was adopted, after which the rape issue became widely known.

        4. By definition, criminals do not follow laws.

          However, allowing males access to women’s spaces, such as battered women’s shelters, showers, and changing rooms, not only increases the risk of assault, but it is a violation of women’s privacy. A man doesn’t have to rape you for you to be upset at seeing a strange man’s junk while you’re showering. There is a reason why certain spaces are reserved for women only. Safety is indeed one of them, but privacy is another.

          The criticism of the school’s proposed bathroom policy is:
          A) The School board lied that parents had no reason to be concerned because there had never been any reports of any such assaults in their bathrooms
          B) Such a rule would allow males access to girls bathrooms. If the rules prevent boys from accessing those spaces, then girls can lodge a complaint. If the rules allow boys to have access, then girls are told to be quiet and stop complaining about male genitalia in their showers and changing rooms.

          Think of it this way:
          Locking your front door won’t prevent all robberies, but how would you feel about a proposed law that would prohibit you from locking your front door?

          1. Take note how the left will define privacy when it comes to abortion, but deny the privacy to young girls and women. There is something seriously wrong with the way they think.

            1. The idea is to sow mayhem, and when everyone is confused and distracted (e.g. with covid fear), push forward with their agenda without opposition.

              1. Yes, you say the truth.

                “The idea is to sow mayhem” and break cultural norms to fracture the nation into smaller pieces in order to obtain absolute power.

          2. What makes you think that a transgirl is going to show you “a strange man’s junk while you’re showering”? Does that transgirl also deserve a safe space?

            We’re not talking about a private home and robbery, and it’s a bad analogy. We’re talking about a public school, personal safety, mental health, …

            The school board shouldn’t have lied. That was wrong of them. But it doesn’t change the fact that your preferred solution did nothing to stop either situation. As you say, “By definition, criminals do not follow laws.”

            There needs to be calm, truthful, respectful discussion. Either way, some people will not be happy with the outcome.

            1. “What makes you think that a transgirl is going to show you “a strange man’s junk while you’re showering”? Does that transgirl also deserve a safe space”

              What a hateful person you are. A young mother and her female daughter need to be protected. That is first on the list. We would all like everyone protected, but we don’t start with the rare older outlier who already is faced with problems.

              Karen’s analogy was good. She wants to protect herself and her children. You wish to make it easier for all of them to be assaulted.

              1. Allan / SM / S. Meyer / Mark N. / …

                You are not a good faith discussant, and I will not treat you as if you are.

                1. I am honest and discuss objectively with those that aren’t cowards and liars. I’ve seen a lot of your type and would never turn my back on them.

      2. Who would have expected that if you passed laws requiring people to allow men in skirts into womens spaces – that sexual preditors would wear skirts ?

        That would have been completely impossible for anyone to foresee.

        The same “experts” who decided that was a good idea are running the country.

    2. Right wing groups at Board of Ed meetings are not just protesting. They are threatening violence and some times engaging in it. Yes, it has happened. No Gulf of Tonkin ….why the NSBA decided to run away from the facts is beyond me.

      WhenBoard of Ed members fear going to meetings because of threats of violence, I say that the actions of those who engage in the threats and in the violent behavior to influence policy is terrorism. The same behavior is being engaged in at meetings of Boards of Health amd else where. That’s domestic terrorism and we should all be concerned.

      1. Have you even been to any school board meetings? Those are pretty isolated incidents.
        They make great media fodder,though, while the media ignores all the other issues parents might be upset about.

        People are mostly ticked about mask mandates in my neck of the woods. They need to get more concerned about data mining of students, excess standardized testing, and the excess focus on creating “worker bees” rather than well-educated American citizens.

        1. You are right, especially about the worker bees and way more perceptive than many parents who don’t even realize their children are being educated to be good obedient slaves.
          What other role is open to American children who are basically illiterate compared to those of other countries and have zero skills and qualifications that will enable them to compete with the highly educated children globally.
          Knowledge is power and it’s obvious by now the educational system has failed our children and even more obvious it is being done on purpose. There was a reason there were laws against teaching slaves to read and write long ago. The same principle still exists and given the resurgence of the efforts by the left to bring back their beloved slavery again, is being recycled in a fairly brilliant, stealthier, more palatable manner to disguise it’s true purpose.

      2. If that were true – we would have examples.

        The person arrested at the LCSB meeting was a father whose daughter was violented raped by a boy who claimed to be gender fluid in the girls bathroom – and the administration publicly denied to his face that happened.
        And then a trans activist physically confronted him.

        I do not think that constitutes domestic terrorism – unless you are talking about by the school district.

        The LSCD is now under investigation for failure to report child abuse – they are a mandatory reporter and failing to do so is a crime.
        It appears they have failed to report several rapes and sexual assaults over the past 2 years.

        It is not just CRT that parents are increasingly angry about.

        One of the board members facing recall has resigned – it turns out that SHE was making threats and using her power as a government official to punish those who criticised her.

        Regardless, if you have actual examples of this so called violence and threats of violence by parents – provide it.

        The NSBA letter had an apendix which identified the incidents to support the letter.
        The apendix was damning – the NSBA appears to think that disagreeing with them over educating children is threatening and violent.

        There are very specific requirements for a criminal threat.

        “I will sue you” – is not a criminal threat.
        “I will see that you are recalled” – is not a criminal threat.
        “I hope you rot in hell” – is not a criminal threat.
        Even “I hope something bad happens to you” – is not a criminal threat.

        I would further note – that actual criminal threats – of which I have seen no evidence, do not constitute domestic terrorism.
        They are local law enforcement matters. They are outside the jurisdiction fo the FBI.

      3. Your fear, or that of school board members is NOT justification for anything.

        The fact that you choose to be afraid – does not make those you are afraid of terrorists.

        Are you aware of a single act of violence against a school board member anywhere in the country by a parent who was angry about the education of their children ?

        I am not aware of ONE. There must be one somewhere. At the same time, I think right now if there was a single one – it would make national news.

        This is one of the problems with left wing nuts – you imagine things.

        You imagine racism where there is none.
        You imagine russian disinformation – where there is none.

        You presume that everyone who disagrees with you is violent.

        I would suggest that those on the left are terrified because the extreme wing of their own party always resorts to violence over issues like this – so republicans must do the same – right ?

      4. Here’s an idea. Stop being directly responsible for implementing policy facilitating the rape of peoples children and they’re likely to be a little less rowdy toward you.

  4. It’s war. Conservatives against liberals. It’s real, it’s a real war. This is only the beginning. It will get physical, the will be weapons. It’s will be the greatest civil war in American history.

        1. You will call her Doctor Jill Biden. You will respect the office of the presidency. You will celebrate Kamala Harris.

      1. Declaration of Independence

        In Congress, July 4, 1776

        The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America, When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.

        We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.–That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, –That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.–Such has been the patient sufferance of these Colonies; and such is now the necessity which constrains them to alter their former Systems of Government. The history of the present King of Great Britain is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute Tyranny over these States. To prove this, let Facts be submitted to a candid world.

        He has refused his Assent to Laws, the most wholesome and necessary for the public good.

        He has forbidden his Governors to pass Laws of immediate and pressing importance, unless suspended in their operation till his Assent should be obtained; and when so suspended, he has utterly neglected to attend to them.

        He has refused to pass other Laws for the accommodation of large districts of people, unless those people would relinquish the right of Representation in the Legislature, a right inestimable to them and formidable to tyrants only.

        He has called together legislative bodies at places unusual, uncomfortable, and distant from the depository of their public Records, for the sole purpose of fatiguing them into compliance with his measures.

        He has dissolved Representative Houses repeatedly, for opposing with manly firmness his invasions on the rights of the people.

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        He has endeavoured to prevent the population of these States; for that purpose obstructing the Laws for Naturalization of Foreigners; refusing to pass others to encourage their migrations hither, and raising the conditions of new Appropriations of Lands.

        He has obstructed the Administration of Justice, by refusing his Assent to Laws for establishing Judiciary powers.

        He has made Judges dependent on his Will alone, for the tenure of their offices, and the amount and payment of their salaries.

        He has erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harrass our people, and eat out their substance.

        He has kept among us, in times of peace, Standing Armies without the Consent of our legislatures.

        He has affected to render the Military independent of and superior to the Civil power.

        He has combined with others to subject us to a jurisdiction foreign to our constitution, and unacknowledged by our laws; giving his Assent to their Acts of pretended Legislation:

        For Quartering large bodies of armed troops among us:

        For protecting them, by a mock Trial, from punishment for any Murders which they should commit on the Inhabitants of these States:

        For cutting off our Trade with all parts of the world:

        For imposing Taxes on us without our Consent:

        For depriving us in many cases, of the benefits of Trial by Jury:

        For transporting us beyond Seas to be tried for pretended offences

        For abolishing the free System of English Laws in a neighbouring Province, establishing therein an Arbitrary government, and enlarging its Boundaries so as to render it at once an example and fit instrument for introducing the same absolute rule into these Colonies:

        For taking away our Charters, abolishing our most valuable Laws, and altering fundamentally the Forms of our Governments:

        For suspending our own Legislatures, and declaring themselves invested with power to legislate for us in all cases whatsoever.

        He has abdicated Government here, by declaring us out of his Protection and waging War against us.

        He has plundered our seas, ravaged our Coasts, burnt our towns, and destroyed the lives of our people.

        He is at this time transporting large Armies of foreign Mercenaries to compleat the works of death, desolation and tyranny, already begun with circumstances of Cruelty & perfidy scarcely paralleled in the most barbarous ages, and totally unworthy the Head of a civilized nation.

        He has constrained our fellow Citizens taken Captive on the high Seas to bear Arms against their Country, to become the executioners of their friends and Brethren, or to fall themselves by their Hands.

        He has excited domestic insurrections amongst us, and has endeavoured to bring on the inhabitants of our frontiers, the merciless Indian Savages, whose known rule of warfare, is an undistinguished destruction of all ages, sexes and conditions.

        In every stage of these Oppressions We have Petitioned for Redress in the most humble terms: Our repeated Petitions have been answered only by repeated injury. A Prince whose character is thus marked by every act which may define a Tyrant, is unfit to be the ruler of a free people.

        Nor have We been wanting in attentions to our Brittish brethren. We have warned them from time to time of attempts by their legislature to extend an unwarrantable jurisdiction over us. We have reminded them of the circumstances of our emigration and settlement here. We have appealed to their native justice and magnanimity, and we have conjured them by the ties of our common kindred to disavow these usurpations, which, would inevitably interrupt our connections and correspondence. They too have been deaf to the voice of justice and of consanguinity. We must, therefore, acquiesce in the necessity, which denounces our Separation, and hold them, as we hold the rest of mankind, Enemies in War, in Peace Friends.

        We, therefore, the Representatives of the united States of America, in General Congress, Assembled, appealing to the Supreme Judge of the world for the rectitude of our intentions, do, in the Name, and by Authority of the good People of these Colonies, solemnly publish and declare, That these United Colonies are, and of Right ought to be Free and Independent States; that they are Absolved from all Allegiance to the British Crown, and that all political connection between them and the State of Great Britain, is and ought to be totally dissolved; and that as Free and Independent States, they have full Power to levy War, conclude Peace, contract Alliances, establish Commerce, and to do all other Acts and Things which Independent States may of right do. And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes and our sacred Honor.

        1. I think one has to recognize that the Liberal with a capital L is more of a party designation than an ideology. A Liberal is not a liberal (small l). The Liberals of today are far more leftist than they ever were and are not interested in the protection of civil liberties.

      2. “No one who truly cares about the country would advocate an actual civil war.”

        However, the left has been pushing for a quiet revolution to achieve the same ends. They are depending on the peaceful nature of conservatives.

      3. Really ?

        Should the Sons of liberty have just taken it ?

        Should the minutemen not stood up to the read coats ?

        Get a clue – the American revolution – was a civil war.

        Should lincoln have capitulated on slavery to avoid a war ?

        War is not a good thing. Tyranny is pretty bad too.

        Regardless, the choice falls entirely with the left.

        Grow up. Respect the liberty of those who do not agree with you.
        Quit trying to impose your will on the entire country by force – and we can live together.

        Or don’t – and one way or the other you are going down.
        You will either lose in lawful elections – or you will face violence if you continue to prevail in lawless ones.

        While Jan 6 was nothing more than a protest that got out of hand because democrats unconstitutionally closed the capital, and refused to audit a dubious election that lacked the trust necescary to legitimize government.

        I fully understand why Jan. 6 terrified democrats. Not for what it was, but for what it could have been.

        Jan. 6 was not an insurection – but it could have been.
        There were no weapons at Jan. 6 – but there could have been.

        Democrats surrounded themselves in barbed wire and the national guard – and then found themselves in a constant state of terror – out of fear that the national guard might not protect them. And under the right circumstances – they probably wont.

        Democrats spend the year demonizing the police – and then found they needed them, and were terrified they might not come.

        Or maybe social workers should have been sent to stem the capital protests.

        1. John B Say,

          Making false claims don’t help the credibility of your arguments. Especially clearly false ones.

          “There were no weapons at Jan. 6 – but there could have been.”

          The FBI has an extensive list of weapons that were used at the Jan 6. insurrection. Bear spray, flagpoles, barricades. Police batons, protest signs and actual firearms were there.

          “Democrats surrounded themselves in barbed wire and the national guard – and then found themselves in a constant state of terror – out of fear that the national guard might not protect them. And under the right circumstances – they probably wont. ”

          it wasn’t just Democrats that were surrounded it was Republicans as well. They didn’t object to having those barriers up after the poor attempt at an insurrection.

          “While Jan 6 was nothing more than a protest that got out of hand because democrats unconstitutionally closed the capital, and refused to audit a dubious election that lacked the trust necescary to legitimize government.”

          There was nothing unconstitutional about closing the capital. Congress has the constitutional power to decide what to do in the District of Columbia in regards to security as they see fit. The numerous audits conducted showed no evidence of massive voter fraud or any other issues that would have affected the outcome of the elections. Even in Wisconsin where they just completed an audit finding they election was secure and fair.

          It was Trump who was pushing distrust in government by making false claims of voter fraud constantly without proof. Trump was proven to be a liar when the results of the Arizona audit were made public. His persona lawyers are now facing disbarment because they were pushing false claims in court regarding Trump’s own lies. It was precisely this why there was distrust in government.

          1. “The FBI has an extensive list of weapons”

            MMN, I guess anything is a weapon in your neck of the woods where everyone is wrapped in a bubble suit. Almost anything can be used as a weapon. Take note, the initial claim was guns, but that morphed into nearly anything. One could use your underwear to kill you. I am sure almost everyone at the Capitol building was wearing underwear. You sound too foolish to take seriously.

            As far as the building being closed, it wasn’t. The videos released recently show the police virtually escorting those people while they were wearing their lethal underwear.

            You then go back to your ridiculous argument, “The FBI has an extensive list of weapons” which demonstrates you are ignorant of any historical perspective.

      4. “Gentlemen may cry, Peace, Peace– but there is no peace.
        The war is actually begun! The next gale that sweeps from the north will bring to our ears the clash
        of resounding arms! Our brethren are already in the field! Why stand we here idle? What is it that
        gentlemen wish? What would they have? Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the
        price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take; but
        as for me, give me liberty or give me death!”

        Patrick Henry.

      5. “No one who truly cares about the country would advocate an actual civil war.”

        Then stop shoving your values down other people’s throats by force.

        1. I haven’t done that.

          If you’re talking about legislation and court rulings that involves people’s values, it is the nature of living in a constitutional republic that we all live with some legislation and court rulings we object to, and we attempt to change these over time through peaceful means.

    1. Sadly, I believe you are right, but it isn’t just in the States. Something globally is happening and it isn’t going to end well. Cataclysmic war of good v. evil.

        1. The Constitution IS the Great Reset!

          The Founders eliminated the tyrannical and oppressive dictatorship of the monarchy and now Americans must rid themselves of the repugnant and putrefactive “dictatorship of the proletariat.”

          The promises of the Communist Manifesto are faux and impossible to keep.

          Wealth must be created in order for it to be redistributed.

          Freedom results in free enterprise which results in wealth creation which is redistributed by employment, commerce, philanthropy and charity; people do their own social engineering.

          All of this we can know and all of this must be staunchly supported by the judicial branch and Supreme Court.

          It isn’t.

          The Founders gave Americans the one and only thing they could: Freedom.

          You rejected it.

      1. Prairie, you first have to define your use of the world Liberal. Are you talking about the classical liberal (small ‘l’) that believe in our freedoms or the Liberal )capital ‘L’) leftist Democrat.

        Look on this blog and what do you hear from the posters coming from the Liberal movement. They say they believe in free speech, but they would cancel you at the drop of a hat if they could, when and if you said something that would resonate widely, off of the blog.

        1. S. Meyer,
          I think there is a difference between Classical liberals, Liberals, and Leftists. Democrats can be divided into all three groups. Those who could still be described as Classical liberals appear to be few and far between (most seem to be Independents, some small-l libertarians, and a certain sort of Republican–not all Republicans are Classical liberals either). There are still a few old-school Democrats who would fall into either that category or Liberals (I’d put Maher and Bret Weinstein and Heather Heying and Naomi Wolf in the Liberal category with some classical overtones). Then there’s the Leftists who are a rather noisy bunch.

          Due to propaganda, I’m not really sure what percentage I’d put on the last two categories (Liberal and Leftist), at least for regular people. Probably depends on what part of the country you’re in. Democrats in CA (and very blue big cities) might be mostly in the Leftist category (I am a bit cynical). However, away from some of the big cities or college towns, Democrats might be closer to Liberal, maybe. Depends a bit on their personality, I suspect. Then there are some folks who might consider themselves very far Left (nigh on anarchist) who celebrate radical individuality such that they still support individual’s right to be heard.

          Propaganda is thick. Ideological possession can take quite a strong hold of people; however, even the madness of crowds wanes. People did eventually stop feverishly buying tulips.

    2. Possible – but I expect something different.

      In east Germany – the people just decided to quit listening to a tyranical govenment – and that government ceased to exist.

      Those on the left do not appear to grasp that the rest of us will get what we want – one way or the other.

      If the left insists on lawless elections – is there some reason that fraud is the domain of one party ?

      If that does not work – half the country owns all the weapons.
      No one has to use them. Just show them.

      Do those on the left think the Police are going to stand between then and an armed but peaceful crowd demanding liberty ?

      The left is already terrified that the national guard and the military will not be there if the need them.

      I am sure the brass will be. Generals lead coups, but all that the armed forces have to do is nothing when an illegitimate left demands protection.

      But I do not expect things to come to that.
      All the left needs to do is continue failing as they are and they will not even be able to win a lawless election.

  5. NSBA is being coy here by apologizing only for the use of inflammatory language in the original,letter.

    Under that theory enlisting the DOJ and FBI and who knows what other 3 letter agencies to chill (at best) parents’ participation would be fine as long as only temperate language was used in the letter.

    I believe this “apology’ letter is what Nixon would have called a “modified limited hangout”.

    Wonder what NSBA will have to say when the inevitable FOIA requests and IG investigations reveal the full extent and timing of the communications between NSBA and various federal officials and bureaucrats >

    1. They’re probably placing an order to BleachBit as we speak for “regularly scheduled maintenance.”

  6. At this point, it would be refreshing to see this “apology” play out in the resignation of the Attorney General. This was such an open attempt at using the power of the federal government to intimidate into silence. The disgrace os that the so called legal scholar occupying the seat of Attorney General, sprung into immediate action, releasing an action memo in just five days.
    Merrick Garland conspired with the enemies of free speech to unlawfully suppress dissent. His time is up and he should do the right thing or face removal on conviction at trial for impeachment.

    Nothing less will serve to curb the authoritarian wave sweeping across this great and once free land.

    1. “But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.”

      – Declaration of Independence, 1776

    2. Boston Tea Party – December 16, 1773

      American Revolution – July 4, 1776

      That only took three years!

      What’s the holdup, actual Americans?

  7. Glory Glory Hallelujah!
    Sister hit me with a ruler!
    I beaned her in the bean ..
    With a rotten tangerine ..
    And school kept marching on!

    –Note:. A sister is a nun.

    1. “But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.”

      – Declaration of Independence, 1776

  8. I’m a little more cynical. There has been significant blow back in NJ and VA against the Democratic governstorial candidates over these issues. I think the WH wants to cut this discussion short and coordinated this apology to do so

    1. Agree, Mr. Rubin. We’ll know how sincere that apology was once it’s evident whether the signatories to the original letter remain in their offices or not.

    2. Andrew said, “I’m a little more cynical.”

      Diogenes welcomes you to the ancient School of Cynicism, Andrew. The left deprived me of my faith in humanity years ago.

  9. It was national outrage that made the NSBA rethink their position.

    The NSBA has successfully induced the AG Merrick Garland to deploy the DOJ against parents upset with the hard left turn in the public education system. Unless we parents and concerned citizens and residents of the US continue to voice our displeasure, and be willing to remove our children from public schools, then we’ll be targeted by our own government in a fascist abuse of power.

    Keep the pressure on.

    I still don’t think the Teachers Unions understand they work at our pleasure. They’ve bought and paid for politicians for far too long to understand their role relies upon a willingness of parents to send their children to public school.

    I am very much interested how the Teachers Union will play their hand. They’ve gone after charter schools and have publicly opposed homeschooling. Will they overplay their hand and try to abolish homeschooling, preventing parents from having any recourse? Will they try to defang the threat of removing children from the system? They may very much want to, but parents homeschooled their children in droves during Covid, far better than the thrown together “distance learning” of many public schools. Will the Teachers Unions overplay their hands and move too quickly against homeschooling, or will they wait a few years until the public forgets about the benefits of having that option?

      1. “Give me just one generation of youth, and I’ll transform the whole world.”

        – Vladimir Lenin

      2. “Oh, it’s happening, Sweetheart!”

        – TV Commercial
        _____________

        The NSBA and local School Boards are part and parcel of the communist movement in America.
        ___________________________________________________________________________

        “Give me just one generation of youth, and I’ll transform the whole world.”

        – Vladimir Lenin
        _____________

        American children have been force-fed communism since the 1960’s.

        School boards are the facilitators of the radical, anti-American, communist teachers unions.

        School boards and teachers unions are the direct and mortal enemies of freedom, the Constitution, America and Americans.

        The enemy must be defeated.

        The vote must be restored to its rightful place. Turnout in 1788 was 11.6% by design, voters must have been male, European, 21 with 50 lbs. Sterling/50 acres, the election was held on one day and one day

        only, “…Tuesday next after the 1st Monday in November…,” and voters were identified and certified at the polling place.

        The Supreme Court and judicial branch must begin to “support” the “manifest tenor” of the Constitution, as Justices take a sworn oath to do.

        The Constitution must hold dominion.
        _____________________________

        “…courts…must…declare all acts contrary to the manifest tenor of the Constitution void.”

        “…men…do…what their powers do not authorize, [and] what they forbid.”

        “[A] limited Constitution … can be preserved in practice no other way than through the medium of courts of justice, whose duty it must be to declare all acts contrary to the manifest tenor of the Constitution void. Without this, all the reservations of particular rights or privileges would amount to nothing … To deny this would be to affirm … that men acting by virtue of powers may do not only what their powers do not authorize, but what they forbid.”

        – Alexander Hamilton

      3. Yes, I know what the NSBA is. I’m allowed to talk about the NSBA AND the Teachers Union in a comment about the public education system.

        1. You can talk about whoever you want. But you didn’t answer my question: What Teachers Union are you referring to?

      4. Did she say the NSBA is a teacher’s union? No, but you try to insult and demean based on the question you asked. That is a bad habit that you have.

          1. I can bear any ill feelings towards me when I insult you. You deserve to be insulted. You abuse people, You lie and deceive. You are a trickster that should be tarred and feathered, and then run out of town. We don’t do that here, nor should anyone use violence to solve such a problem. However, you should be marked for what you are, Anonymous the Stupid. No one should hesitate to say things towards you that they wouldn’t say to others.

    1. Karen S — I would not underestimate the viciousness of the Biden administration to somehow make homeschooling or charter schools illegal or inaccessible.

      1. “…OR TO THE PEOPLE…”

        All education is local.

        Americans most certainly have the freedom of education.
        _____________________________________________

        9th Amendment

        The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people.
        _____________________________________________________________________________________________________

        10th Amendment

        The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.
        ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

        The Constitution provides Congress no authority over education.

        The communists (liberals, progressives, socialists, democrats, RINOs) have commandeered education.

        Why do you presume that any level of government has power over American children or their education?

        Elections must be unfettered of corruption.

        Education must be the direct result of the aspirations and actions by parents.

        Americans go to the grocery store directly; Americans must go to the education store directly.

        Start by irrevocably “busting” the criminal, anti-American, thug, communist teachers unions.

      2. giocon1 – I agree, only would add that it’s not just Biden. He could pass away over his cornflakes, and there would be an endless line of Leftists in the government alphabet soup, the media, academia, the public school system, et al to keep the juggernaut rolling.

        Here in CA, the Teachers Union induced their bought and paid for politicians to cap charter school enrollment at Feb 2020 levels, before the pandemic was declared. They wanted to step the flight of students from their schools. Many charter schools already had perfected independent study, online, and homeschool programs, while public schools had to hastily throw together “distance learning” home study. My son, for example, didn’t learn anything at all distance learning those last few months of the 2019-2020 school year.

        So Teachers Unions acted like organized crime, using paid off politicians to cut off competition.

        The Teachers Union is pretty bold in Deep Blue CA. They’re pretty open about wanting to destroy charter schools and homeschooling.

        1. Same in NYC. In NY and NJ they have teachers that have raped or physically abused students still on the payroll. One NJ union executive was proud to say that they helped keep a teacher teaching who raped a student. That is on video (project Veritas).

          In NYC parents voted with their feet to get their kids into the charter schools, but the politicians and teachers have held the charter school enrollment numbers back. These are mostly poor minority children. I think 50,000 at last count lost the lottery and that only represents the families that applied.

            1. Karen, to right this ship, we need to be more vocal here and outside of the blog. I am known to be very polite, but I will respond bluntly and truthfully when faced with repeated deceit and lying. We need to tell the liars what they are and let everyone else know they are liars. Being polite to ruthless people only leaves us in the gutter, robbed of our most valuable possessions. They go with the satisfaction of being dominant, just like a misogynist can be dominant against the weaker female. That is what we see from one on this blog.

              My wife says that if our daughter (when young) were faced with a pervert pretending to be a female, she would pretend she was a bat and act accordingly.

              We need to protect ourselves. This blog is just a window into what we face. I happen to have a life outside of the blog and enough experience to know many people who the left has railroaded. I have met with many of them, some of whose names you might recognize.

              Though never a leftist, when I was young, I had certain things in common with the left and could see how they handled things. I saw how they would push innocent, naive persons hoping for that person to be hit by the police or, better yet, in their eyes, killed.

              My involvement was peaceful, so I stayed away from these people because they always looked for violence, and I saw plenty of it.

        2. When I was in high school I read a dystopian fiction where the protagonist joined the evil government tryanny and rose to the top – being the most viscious and tyranical of all. His conduct was deliberate – the more egregiously he behaved the more resistance grew.

          In LOTR Galadriels Test is the reverse of this – offered the one ring she sees her self as a benign despot – revered by all.

          When by hook or crook the left gained control of the federal government in 2020, I fully expected their own success to be their own doom.

          But I have to admit – I did not expect so much stupidity and tryanny on so large a scale so fast.

          https://systemupdate.substack.com/p/video-transcript-the-mountain-of

          With much of what the left is doing – all Republicans need to do, is make sure there is no confusion that this totalitarian BS is democratic and they do not support it.

          Actual opposition is not necescary.

          I honestly can not think of something stupider the left could do that siccing the FBI on parents as domestic terrorists.

          We listened to idiotic snivelling nonsense that Trump was authoritarian as president – for doing what ?

          Enforcing existing law ? Building a wall that was authorized by congress 40 years ago ?
          Calling some left wing nut journalist “fake news” ?

          Trump could not get Barr to investigate Election Fraud. Garland is investigating parents ?

          Do not get me wrong – I oppose this.
          But PLEASE., PLEASE – democrats – keep doing stupid things like this.

          The secretary of Transportation should take 2 months of family leave in the midst of a supply chain crisis.

          Of course the president in the midst of a labor shortage should threaten to fire 20% of the workforce.

          Seriously – in the midst of the pandemic Amazon quit testing employees for drugs.
          They could not afford the lost staff.

          So it is wise to demand firing people who will not get vaccinated ?

          We are counting down to the federal mandare taking effect – 40% of the TSA has not been vaccinated.
          What happens if 40% of the TSA is off the job ? 10% ? 5% ?

          From the time Biden anounced this mandate – 4M people per month have quit the workforce over it.

          I can not think of a time when the country has gone so fast from the wind at its back to to fighting gail force headwinds.

          And this did not happen by accident.

          The left, this adminstration has deliberately made choice after choice that is taking us to h311.

          If you do not learn from history – you will learn from failure.

        3. Teachers unions have been kneecapping charter schools for decades.

          Almost 2 decades ago my wife and I pulled our daughter from public school – because after 5 years of excelent teachers she got the team of teachers from hell, we tried to work with the teachers we tried to work with the administration, but they politely made it clear they were going to make my daughter miserable in school and that she would fail as a result and that of course would be her fault.

          My daughter is smart, but she also has severe learning disabilities – as a result of 2 years in a chinese orphanage.

          Anyway we looked at everything, Waldorf, New School. We finally picked a cyber charter – what could go wrong ? The sales pitch was good, and the worst that could happen was that she would lose a year.

          Turns out the cyber charter was corrupt, the head was pocketing lots of money. They were investigated, lots of people quietly disappeared.

          But as I told my wife – WHO CARES ? Our daughter is thriving. She is doing well. Ultimately we changed to a better cyber charter.

          But the only reason I would not highly recommend the original corrupt cyber charter we went with – is that there are even better ones.

          But through a decade of cyber charters, nearly every year the state at the behest of teachers unions imposed new rules.

          We went from learn at your own pace and move to the next unit only when you master the current one – a model that was really great for my daughter, to rigid schedules and a manditory pace.

          Regardless, at the start of the pandemic – there were cyber charters all over the country who were EXPERTS at educating kids online.

          And again we did everything we could to kneecap those who knew what they were doing and subject millions of students to a piss poor education by amateurs.

          BTW I am not surprised CA has handcuffed cyber charters.

          DeSantis won Florida because Gilliam vowed to choke FL’s cyber charters – and 300,000 minority single women with kids in cyber charters voted for DeSantis.

          Charter schools are poison for democrats. They are one of many reasons that the poor minorities and blue colar workers are moving right.

  10. A concerted effort using power to control others where the WH is once again involved in the creation of the problem.

    The WH is acting in a fascistic manner helping to form opinion and policy based on its own devious plans. It then effectuates a solution.

    1. “We are five days away from fundamentally transforming the United States of America.”

      – General Secretary Barry Soetoro, aka Barak Obama
      ___________________________________________

      This perpetrator of the most prodigious crime spree in American political history should have been arrested and thrown in prison.

      American elections and the vote have been perverted and corrupted since 1863 and the illegal alien African invasion (“I’ll have those ——s voting democrat for the next 200 years,” LBJ).

      The American Republic was stolen by communists (liberals, progressives, socialists, democrats, RINOs).

      Americans are going to have a heck of a time taking back the Republic they couldn’t keep.
      ______________________________________________________________________

      “[We gave you] a republic, if you can keep it.”

      – Ben Franklin, 1787

  11. I love the analogy to the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution as it cuts through the boloney and points out how the powers that be use false flags to act in ways that would be impossible due to a lack of support without the rallying cry. Weapons of Mass Destruction could be added to the list of the government finding a justification for what they already want to do.

    The issue at hand is actually even more egregious than many are aware of. Not only did the NSBA us the awful case of the VA father whose daughter was raped in a bathroom by a “boy in a skirt” , but they, the media and the left, made the father’s testimony, or attempt at testifying, and subsequent arrest the cause celebre of the movement to shut up parents. What most people are not aware of is the the local DA, a woman that has been emptying the jails in a claim of prison reform, actually went to personally argue the case to IMPRISON the father of the girl who was raped and sodomized by the “boy in a skirt”. She demanded that the father be jailed due to his acts of frustration that were manifested at the meeting. THE MEETING WHERE THE SUPERINTENDENT DENIED THERE WAS AN ASSAULTS IN BATHROOMS! The school board then sent the “boy in a skirt” to another district where he raped again.

    School admin people lied and young girls got raped and yet there is no outcry from the METOO partisans because they don’t want to argue against having BOYS IN SKIRTS being allowed in bathrooms and locker rooms.

    1. hullbobby — and that prosecutor, Buta Biberaj, is one of many liberals who don’t believe in prosecuting, funded by George Soros.

      1. Giocon, you are right about Soros being behind this “prosecutor” as well as many others. They are “prosecutors” that don’t want to prosecute, how demented is that. Imagine if defense attorneys went to court with the intent of having their clines being found guilty.

        Of course Biden’s administration being what they are one of these non-prosecuting prosecutors, Rachel Rollins from Boston, is now a member of the Biden administration. Who in this abomination of an administration is actually making these decisions? Is it Klain?

        Here is a fun game to play, name the worst member of this Biden team. Is the worst old Joe? Kamala? Blinken, Austin, Milley, Myorkas, Mayor Pete, Garland? Grenholm at energy, Walsh at Labor? Yellen? It seems as though the worst member is the person you happen to see last.

    1. Yes but in the first instance we were lied to that the destroyer was well outside Vietnamese waters and not doing anything provocative. The second “attack” was claimed after the first one didn’t do the job.

  12. Darren, Professor,
    I think you published a draft and not the final.

    In regards to the NSBA issuing an apology, I think they did not look into or know about why the rape victim’s father was so upset at the VA school board meeting and just jumped to the conclusion he was a violent extremist. Imagine that in this day and age: Making a snap judgement without knowing all the facts.

    Regardless, calling parents who are concerned for their child’s education and safety “domestic terrorists” is wrong.

  13. Thank you, Prof. Turley, for enriching my virtual encounters with events. With the demise of the “news” each of us must seek resources of excellence. Your site is near the top.

  14. The letter (and the administration’s participation/response) shows the contempt that Lefties feel for both Conservatives and the Constitution.

    Make no mistake, both Conservatives and the Constitution are under attack.

    1. You are my go-to person for accurate and unbiased news. A rare find in this time in our country! Thank you!!!!

    2. That’s it, exactly, Monumentcolorado.

      The irony is that both conservatives and Leftists believe they are fighting against abuse of power. The difference is that conservatives value individual rights and limited government, while the far Left seeks to empower government at the expense of individual rights, punishing those who criticize their policies.

      It is conservatives who seek to preserve those rare and precious freedoms encoded in our Constitution.

      1. Ask the pregnant women of Texas about limited government and personal freedom. Ask all the African American who are profiled and abused but police about freedom. Ask teachers in Red states who are required to lie about American history to appease fragile whites.

        1. I guess we could, if any of those things were happening in any meaningful way. they aren’t. Are you 14?

        2. Ask the very young human beings in the wombs of those “…pregnant women of Texas…” what THEIR choice is regarding THEIR bodies, and THEIR personal freedom.

          In a rational society, mothers are supposed to be sympathetic to and protective of the developing persons inside them.

          What kind of insane mother murders her own child; what kind of society allows a mother to murder her child.

          You are absolutely ridiculous in your twisted, convoluted, insidious prevarication.

          Abortion is homicide – the killing of a human being by another several human being.

          The only people who listen to and accept your absolute nonsense inhabit an insane asylum, which, coincidentally, is the current status of the United States of America.
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          “The lunatics have taken over the asylum.”

          – Richard A. Rowland

        3. There is no mystery in sex and conception. A woman and man have four choices and still 6 weeks to sacrifice, cannibalize, sequester their child under the established Pro-Choice religion.

          African-American (i.e. 1/2 American) is a racist label that colors people.

          More blacks commit violent crimes. More whites are abused by police.

          Diversity [dogma] (e.g. racism. sexism) is a handmade tale that was normalized with social progress. The American charter and constitution do no exercise liberal license to indulge diversity, inequity, and exclusion as Pro- Choice dogma.

        4. The law in Texas, likely to be ruled unconstitutional, was passed by elected representatives of the people. That’s how it is supposed to work. Guess you don’t really believe in Democracy

            1. No one yet knows what the Supreme Court will decide. Your wording attacking another for an opinion either means you read tea leaves or you are intentionally insulting and abusive.

              1. The Supreme Court can support the Constitution, as it is sworn to do, and find that States have the power to legislate with reference to homicide, and that individuals have no constitutional freedom or right to homicide, or the Supreme Court must be impeached and convicted for abuse and usurpation of power and egregious dereliction of duty. And since people, as individuals, cannot exercise any power to affect the commission of in utero homicide, the power is reserved to the States.
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                10 Amendment

                The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.

        5. According to data from Gutmacher – the only impact of more limits on abortion is women using more contraception or moring after pills or getting abortions earlier when it is cheaper and easier.

          One crime statistic that is pretty hard to fudge is murder.
          Dead is dead. it is pretty hard to hide, and we just do not miss all that many murders.
          Blacks are the victims and the murderers in about half of all US murders.

          If you here a report of a murder – the odds are about 50:50 that the murderer is black, and 50:50 that the victim is black.

          That is profiling, it is also truth.

          If some one is murdered – and you know nothing about the crime – it is a 50:50 chance the perpitrator is black.

          While it is easier to fudge other crime statistics , it is not so easy with murder.
          Regardless, all violent crime follows the same racial pattern.

          What are the lies teachers are forced to teach in red states ?
          I was educated 40 years ago. I would bet I know more about slavery lynching, civil rights – all that history that you think teachers are forced to lie about than you do. I know about Tuskegee – both the airmen, and the experiments, and the college, and Washington Carver.
          And I have been there. I can quote from Mark Twains war prayer. And I was educated in a deeply red county that Jerry Falwell called the buckle on the bible belt.
          I would bet I am far more knowledgeable about the evil things this country has done – to blacks, to indians, to the irish, the chinese, or to other countries. I am white – but I was bulled and called the N word – alot growing up.

          But I also likely know much more about the goof this country has done.

          And all that from an education 40 years ago – before Critical Race theory existed.

          In fact in pretty much every way – that education of 40 years ago was superior – by every measure. It cost 1/4 what education costs today. Students scored better, and they were more likely to graduate knowing how to read.

          But my 40 year old education should NOT be superior to that today.
          We are supposed to improve over time.

          I would ask you why in specific areas – like education that government dominates – we are doing worse – not better.
          But the question answers itself.

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