By: John Semmens
After receiving numerous complaints from school officials around the nation, U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland has instructed the FBI to initiate an investigation of “parents who too vigorously voice objections to the things their children are being taught or how the schools are run.”
“Public schools are a free service provided to parents by the government,” Garland asserted. “Instead of showing gratitude, some parents are showing up at school board meetings and questioning how these free schools are handling things. The education professionals running these public schools are alarmed and insulted by these lay critics. School Board public meetings are intended for parents to learn more about what their children are being taught, not to challenge it. These challenges are harassing and could be considered terroristic threats. It is my hope that the mere announcement of involvement by the FBI will go a long way toward damping down these unfortunate confrontations.”
One of the most common complaints voiced by parents attending school board meetings is the teaching of Critical Race Theory (CRT). This doctrine is a Marxist invention that categorizes individuals as oppressed or oppressor based on skin color. According to this theory, America was founded in 1619 in order to promote slavery. While slavery existed in many parts of the world, including in America in the past, the foundation of the United States following the ousting of British tyranny introduced the idea that individuals have inalienable rights to life, liberty, and pursuit of happiness. Over time, the contradiction between these rights and slavery led to its abolition and full citizenship for those formerly enslaved. CRT ignores this accomplishment and fosters a curriculum of racial animosity among students. It is not surprising that parents would disapprove of their children being brainwashed with this toxic nonsense.
As it so happens, though, Garland’s daughter Rebecca is married to Xan Tanner, co-founder of an education resource company that pushes CRT in public schools. Attorney-General Garland denied that his actions “aimed at discouraging wrongheaded parents from hassling school board officials have anything to do with the financial prospects of the fine young man who married my daughter. I always do what’s right no matter what.”