• November 29, 2021

DOJ: “Concerned parents = domestic terrorists?”

 DOJ: “Concerned parents = domestic terrorists?”



Maybe you heard the news – that earlier this week, the U.S. Department of Justice said that they will mobilize the FBI against parents…for standing up for their own children! 


On October 4, 2021, DOJ announced a new initiative to address “harassment, intimidation and threats of violence” against school board members and employees – including but not limited to the creation of a federal task force as well as dedicated lines of communication for threat reporting, assessment, and response by law enforcement under the auspices of the FBI.

How did this come to pass?


Last week, the National School Board Association (NSBA) sent a letter to President Biden asking for help silencing parents like you who are demanding change at school board meetings.


In their letter, NSBA cited a tiny number of minor incidents to insinuate that parents who are criticizing and protesting the decisions of school boards are or may be engaging in “domestic terrorism and hate crimes.” NSBA even invokes the PATRIOT Act!


This letter was absolutely outrageous on multiple levels. The association of legitimate protest with terrorism and violence reveals both NSBA’s contempt for parents and their unwillingness to understand and hear the sincere cries of parents on behalf of their children. And equating “parents” with “terrorists” shamelessly dishonors the thousands of victims of actual terrorism around the world.


In short, NSBA’s letter to President Biden was a thinly veiled threat, intended to intimidate into silence and submission the very constituents — parents and teachers like you, %FNAME% — that its members ostensibly represent. And the Department of Justice is wholly complicit in this charade.


It’s worth noting that NSBA’s letter claimed that Critical Race Theory (CRT) isn’t even taught in public schools — directly contradicting the teachers’ unions, which have pledged legal protection for any teacher who gets in trouble for teaching it.


I’m appalled that NSBA would choose to threaten parents for having the courage to hold them accountable — as I’m sure you are, Chip. And it’s unthinkable that concerned parents should be equated with domestic terrorists.


Chip, we will not be bullied. We refuse to have our free speech chilled by threats. America’s parents and teachers have a constitutional right to petition our elected officials — and Parents Defending Education will continue to do so, with your support!


The good news is that this proves the NSBA, the teachers’ unions, and radical school boards around the country are running scared. They’ve been bullying us for decades — and now that parents are standing up to them, they’re terrified.


The mere fact that they’ve summoned the Biden administration to back up their crazy power trip clearly shows they feel the power slipping from their hands.


In cities and towns across America, we’re seeing a backlash against the school administrators and bureaucrats who disdain the parents whose children they are entrusted with educating.


This behavior is arrogant and out of touch and these fiefdoms must be exposed and held accountable.


And that’s exactly what Parents Defending Education is doing — with your committed support. Together we’re keeping the pressure on the NSBA, teachers’ unions, and school boards. Together we’re fighting indoctrination in the classroom — and promoting the restoration of a healthy, non-political education for our kids.


Thank you for standing with us!


Nicole Neily


Parents Defending Education

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