Attorney General Merrick Garland was unable to provide data supporting the October 4, 2021 assertion that there is a “disturbing spike” of supposed “threats of violence” and harassment aimed at school boards and teachers.
Rep. Jim Jordan very effectively pinned down the Attorney General during a House Judiciary Committee hearing on Thursday.
The claim about domestic terrorist parents stemmed from a letter dated September 29, 2021 signed by Viola M. Garcia, EdD and Chip Slaven, Esq. from the National School Board Association (NSBA). That letter asks for federal government assistance in thwarting dangerous parents, stating in part:
As these acts of malice, violence, and threats against public school officials have increased, the classification of these heinous actions could be the equivalent to a form of domestic terrorism and hate crimes.
The mainstream media immediately gleefully reported on the NSBA letter. Watch this CNN propaganda report featuring Viola Garcia dated October 1, 2021:
Consider how these parents are portrayed and the hyperbolic phrases “Intense Threat” and “Angry Mobs”. Also consider how quickly the Justice Department acted to accommodate the NSBA.
“While spirited debate about policy matters is protected under our Constitution, that protection does not extend to threats of violence or efforts to intimidate individuals based on their views,” the DOJ memo condescendingly chided. “In the coming days, the Department will announce a series of measures designed to address the rise in criminal conduct directed toward school personnel,” the letter continued.
Jim Jordan Exposes Merrick Garland
Rep. Jim Jordan quickly exposed Merrick Garland as not having any evidence that supposedly dangerous parents were engaging in violence:
Jim Jordan: “When did you first review the data showing this so-called disturbing uptick?”
Merrick Garland: “I read the letter and we have been seeing over time…”
Jim Jordan: “So you read the letter? That’s your source? Is there some study, some effort, some investigation someone did that, said there’s been a disturbing uptick, or you just take the words of the National School Board Association?”
Merrick Garland: “Well, the National School Board Association, which represents thousands of school boards and school board members, says that there are these kinds of threats. When we read in the newspapers reports of threats of violence…”
Then the time was cut off.
Watch the exchange:
The issue was never dangerous parents; but squashing growing nationwide backlash of mask mandates, anti-white racism and anti-scientific gender fluidity propaganda being pushed on children.
When the left is called out for their outrageous behavior, they cry victim. This tactic is known at RAIR Foundation USA as the Luke O’Brien Effect: “Provoke until you get a response, and when there is a response, claim to be a victim”.
A Coordinated Effort
The cynical may consider that the entire effort to shut down parents was a coordinated plot hatched well before the September 29th letter. The mounting pressure on schools to stop pushing mask mandates and the backlash against relentless onslaught of propaganda aimed at children is clearly dangerous for the left’s agenda. This author can imagine the Biden team, activists, teachers unions and the media scheming on how they could squash the movement.
Full text for the controversial memo:
In recent months, there has been a disturbing spike in harassment, intimidation, and threats of violence against school administrators, board members, teachers, and staff who participate in the vital work of running our nation’s public schools. While spirited debate about policy matters is protected under our Constitution, that protection does not extend to threats of violence or efforts to intimidate individuals based on their views.
Threats against public servants are not only illegal, they run counter to our nation’s core values. Those who dedicate their time and energy to ensuring that our children receive a proper education in a safe environment deserve to be able to do their work without fear for their safety.
The Department takes these incidents seriously and is committed to using its authority and resources to discourage these threats, identify them when they occur, and prosecute them when appropriate. In the coming days, the Department will announce a series of measures designed to address the rise in criminal conduct directed toward school personnel.
Coordination and partnership with local law enforcement is critical to implementing these measures for the benefit of our nation’s nearly 14,000 public school districts. To this end, I am directing the Federal Bureau of Investigation, working with each United States Attorney, to convene meetings with federal, state, local, Tribal, and territorial leaders in each federal judicial district within 30 days of the issuance of this memorandum. These meetings will facilitate the discussion of strategies for addressing threats against school administrators, board members, teachers, and staff, and will open dedicated lines of communication for threat reporting, assessment, and response.
The Department is steadfast in its commitment to protect all people in the United States from violence, threats of violence, and other forms of intimidation arid harassment.
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