In an earlier time, parents entrusting their children to the public school system could have assumed that the teachers and administrators shared their values. Those days are long gone as the current generation of teachers and administrators has its own agenda. Actually, it’s been getting worse for 50 years. Americans once learned to read using phonics, but now are taught with the “look say” method and similar nonsense. Real math was replaced with the new math. History classes now teach that America was built on racism. Reading the Classics has been replaced by reading propaganda.
As government schools failed to educate, more and more parents shifted to homeschooling and private schools, but most of those who have stayed in the system remained passive. Parents only began to organize when they were horrified by school libraries filled with pornographic books, classes teaching “critical race theory,” girls’ rooms being visited by boys, “drag queen” shows, and now secretly encouraging young children to “transition to another sex.” Concerned parents flocked to school board meetings to speak out and have been working to replace school board members at the polls.
What’s this got to do with the FBI? A great deal. The FBI is the enforcement arm of the ruling class in America. If the ruling class wants to have teachers replace parents in raising children, they can count on the FBI to bring parents to heel — which is exactly what has happened. The pushback from the left began with Child Protective Services and the local police but has now elevated to the FBI. Consider a few illustrations that show this progression.
In Salinas, California, Jessica Konen was brought before her daughter’s principal and a teacher, and was told that her daughter was “trans fluid.” “The teacher accused Konen of not being ‘emotionally supportive’ of her daughter, who was to be called by a new name and male pronouns and would be using the unisex restroom at school.” The mother’s reaction was “I felt she completely coached my child.” A few days later, the police came to her home and told her that there had been a complaint made to Child Protective Services (CPS). The police questioned her two children as to whether they wished to be removed from Konen’s home. This all began with teachers coaching the child behind her mother’s back.
Parents in Loudoun County, Virginia, began appearing in large numbers at school board meetings after the board actively covered up the rape of a 9th-grade girl in the girls’ bathroom by a boy wearing a skirt. The schools transferred the boy to another school where he committed another sexual assault. And when the girl’s father showed up at a school board meeting to protest the “transgender bathroom” policy, he was arrested and charged by local law enforcement.
When the local authorities failed to stop the protests, the matter escalated to the national level. On September 29, 2021, the National School Boards Association sent a letter to the Biden administration, asking for federal help to control concerned parents. The letter compared parent speeches and protests at school board meetings to “domestic terrorism and hate crimes.” The following week, on cue, Attorney General Merrick Garland announced in a memo to the FBI that the FBI would respond and begin investigating the “threat” posed by the parent protestors.
Garland testified before Congress that he drafted his memo to the FBI in response to the NSBA’s letter. What he did not tell Congress, and was later uncovered, was that the NSBA’s letter was actually requested by Biden Education Secretary Miguel Cardona, to give Garland the pretext to enlist the FBI.
One mother, Stacy Langton, attacked books in the Fairfax County public school library that featured child pornography and pedophilia. On October 17, 2021, Langton and many other parents participated in a “Parents are not Terrorists” protest outside the Justice Department. At the next school board meeting on October 21, 2021, federal agents, unmarked cars and a helicopter converged on the meeting, Langton said. “This is something that is incredible in America, and it’s ridiculously un-American,” Langton said.
Called to testify before Congress, Garland tried to deny that the FBI was using antiterrorism statutes such as the Patriot Act to target parents for exercising their First Amendment rights. But FBI whistleblowers have since revealed that Garland and the FBI have targeted dozens of parents nationwide on the flimsiest of pretexts.
On the basis of the whistleblower revelation, Congressmen Jim Jordan (R-OH) and Mike Johnson (R-LA) wrote their own letter to Garland on May 11, 2022 calling him out for his false testimony and unmasking the FBI’s targeting:
[T]he FBI … interviewed a mom for allegedly telling a local school board “we are coming for you.” The complaint, which came into the FBI through the National Threat Operations Center snitch-line, alleged that the mom was a threat because she belonged to a “right wing mom’s group” known as “Moms for Liberty” and because she “is a gun owner.” When an FBI agent interviewed the mom, she told the agent that she was upset about the school board’s mask mandates and that her statement was a warning that her organization would seek to replace the school board with new members through the electoral process.
Another FBI office opened an investigation into Republican state elected officials over allegations from a state Democratic party official that the Republicans incited violence by expressing public displeasure with school districts’ vaccine mandates.
On October 17, 2022, House Judiciary Republicans sent a “preservation letter” to the White House, demanding that all communications to or from the administration relating to “terrorism” investigations of parents be preserved. The letter warned that “Committee Republicans intend to continue to pursue this serious misuse of federal law-enforcement resources, including if necessary into the 118th Congress.”
There is no guarantee that Congressional Republicans will take any meaningful action even if they win in November, but they could and they should. Congress has less authority over local Child Protective Services and local law enforcement, but it certainly can rein in the FBI. What should be the strategy: first, exposure so that even more Americans know how corrupt the FBI has become; then, attach riders to appropriations bills limiting the FBI’s authority; and, finally, develop a plan to close down the FBI once and for all within one year. (And, while we’re at it, let’s have Congress defund the corrupt Department of Education as well.)