I never knew this lawsuit was coming, but I am very glad that it is. I was even happier when I saw that Michigan parents were one of two complainants on this case. The Christian Post reports that Saline Michigan parents dislike the fact that the Democratic Party is using the Department of Justice and the FBI to target them for daring to speak at school board meetings.
A conservative rights group called The American Freedom Law Center (AFLC) filed a lawsuit on Tuesday on behalf of these Saline Michigan parents. That lawsuit is based on AG Garland’s October 4 memorandum calling on the FBI and other federal agencies to prosecute parents for “committing acts of violence, threats of violence, and other forms of intimidation and harassment.”
As you can read, this is not just about violence and threats of violence, but also about “other forms of intimidation and harassment”. This category has no definition and is completely free from interpretation and whatever the Democrats want.
When AG Garland testified before a congressional committee yesterday, he said parents shouldn’t worry if they don’t commit acts or threats of violence. He left out “and other forms of intimidation and harassment”. I wonder why
In his threatening memo to concerned parents across the country, a memo designed to silence those parents and stifle their freedom of speech, he wrote:
“In recent months there has been a worrying increase in harassment, intimidation and threats of violence against school administrators, board members, teachers and staff involved in the vital work of our country’s public schools.”
When asked by Congressman Jordan in an affidavit yesterday which records he has reviewed showing an “increase in harassment, intimidation and threats of violence against school administrators, board members, teachers and staff,” he pointed to the letter and only the letter, submitted by the National School Board Association lobbying group. We now know of a letter drawn up by the National School Board Association in collaboration with the White House.
Now we know all you have to do is write a letter to the United States Attorney General and he will ask the FBI to look for anyone you want. I have to start writing my letters to the AG immediately, I have quite a bit to do and it seems that the FBI will be very busy in the months and years to come.
In that memorandum, AG Garland also wrote the following:
“Coordination and partnership with local law enforcement agencies is critical to implementing these measures for the benefit of nearly 14,000 public school districts in our country. To this end, I direct the Federal Bureau of Investigation, in cooperation with each U.S. 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 dealing with threats against school administrators, board members, teachers and staff and will open up dedicated channels of communication for reporting, assessing and responding to threats. “
Unsurprisingly, he and the Democrats have no faith in local law enforcement to protect these school council members who are trying to force all sorts of questionable to racist classes and books on their children.
Wonder why the FBI and DOJ need to meddle on a local matter. How many other local affairs affecting the whole country are you involved in?
Saline Michigan’s parents’ lawsuit states that it is asking federal agencies to work with states to:
“Strategies for dealing with threats against school administrators, board members, teachers and staff … to silence parents and other private individuals who publicly oppose the divisive, harmful, immoral and racist policies of the” progressive “left being implemented by School boards and officials in public school districts across the United States, including public schools in Saline, Michigan and Loudoun County, Virginia.
David Yerushalmi, the co-founder of the American Freedom Law Center, and his senior counsel made a statement Tuesday in which he wrote that he believes the Biden administration:
“Looking for[s] a future in which freedom of expression means “social justice” and any opposition is criminalized as “hate speech” or “domestic terrorism”. “
Then he wrote:
“This is a fight not only for the heart and soul of this country, but for its existence”,
I agree, this is a battle for the ability of your children, my children, and our children to live free lives as many of us have.
We have to fight this battle for the “heart and soul of this country” and its “existence” for our children, grandchildren and future generations.
We all owe a thank you to these parents and the AFLC for what they do.