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It sounds like hyperbole, but it’s true: A progressive education association wants parents attending school board meetings to be treated like terrorists.
It has asked President Joe Biden to criminalize parent opposition to Critical Race Theory and COVID mandates, a burgeoning grassroots movement that has caught radicals by surprise.
The move to suppress First Amendment rights came from the National School Boards Association (NSBA), which organizes school board members. It wants the Biden administration to use “extraordinary measures” initially created to deal with foreign threats to now intimidate parents and “preserve public school infrastructure,” according to the group’s recent letter to the White House.
The group wants the Biden administration to invoke the PATRIOT Act and create a posse that includes the Federal Bureau of Investigation, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Secret Service, and National Threat Assessment Center to protect them against parents—the very people school boards are responsible for representing in their local communities.
And the Biden Justice Department has quickly responded to the NSBA’s request to criminalize political opposition and strong-arm Americans. U.S. Attorney Gen. Merrick Garland will meet with federal,