An internal review has revealed that the National School Boards Association (NSBA) planned to ask President Biden to deploy the Army National Guard and military police to watch over parents protesting policies such as mandatory mask wearing and teaching critical race theory.
“The stunning request was included in a draft letter to the president from September of last year, but was ultimately removed from the final version by the NSBA’s then-CEO Chip Slaven, according to a report from Milwaukee-based law firm Michael Best & Friedrich LLP” reports the New York Post.
The letter that was ultimately sent, on Sept. 29, was signed by Slaven and then-president Viola Garcia and argued that verbal confrontations and other incidents at local school board meetings across the US constituted “acts of malice, violence, and threats against public school officials.”
“But the original letter — drafted Sept. 17 by Deborah Rigsby, the NSBA official in charge of lobbying and federal legislation — contained an even more egregious request” adds The Post.
“[W]e ask that the Army National Guard and its Military Police be deployed to certain school districts and related events where students and school personnel have been subjected to acts and threats of violence,” the letter read. The line was too extreme even for Slaven, who expressed his concern in an edited draft dated Sept. 22.
“[T]he classification of these heinous actions could be the equivalent to a form of domestic terrorism and hate crimes,” read the final letter, which went on to ask the administration to “examine appropriate enforceable actions” under a raft of legislation — including the post-9/11 Patriot Act.
Ultimately, the letter “precipitated an Oct. 4 order by Attorney General Merrick Garland that the FBI investigate complaints of threats against school officials from parents, caused an immediate backlash from parents and Republicans in Congress.”
The early draft of the National School Board Association’s letter requested the National Guard and military be deployed to monitor concerned parents in school board meetings.
This must never happen in America.
— Sen. Marsha Blackburn (@MarshaBlackburn) May 23, 2022
You may like
Hispanic Democrats ban term ‘Latinx’ used ‘to appease white rich progressives’
Lawmakers in Connecticut which are both Hispanic and Democrats, have proposed a new state law to ban the term “Latinx” from all government documents. The term is deemed offensive by the lawmakers who want to end the practice.
“I’m of Puerto Rican descent and I find it offensive,” Democratic state representative Geraldo Reyes told the Associated Press.
“The Spanish language, which is centuries old, defaults to Latino for everybody,” Reyes added. “It’s all-inclusive. They didn’t need to create a word, it already exists.”
Reyes is the bill’s chief sponsor, and was joined by four other Hispanic Democrats who are also members of then Black and Puerto Rican Caucus in the Connecticut Legislature.
The Connecticut lawmakers are not alone in their sentiment. In 2021, Democratic Representative Ruben Gallego of Arizona tweeted “When Latino politicos use the term it is largely to appease white rich progressives who think that is the term we use.” Gallego added that his office was not allowed to use the term in any official communications.
To be clear my office is not allowed to use “Latinx” in official communications.
When Latino politicos use the term it is largely to appease white rich progressives who think that is the term we use. It is a vicious circle of confirmation bias. https://t.co/kMty6q7UQn
— Ruben Gallego (@RubenGallego) December 6, 2021
National Review reports:
The same year, the League of United Latin American Citizens, the oldest community organization in the United States, declared it would no longer use Latinx. The term has also been rejected by Real Academia Española, a governing body that oversees the Spanish language.
While the term has been enthusiastically adopted by progressive academics and far-left activists, polling reveals it has not gained traction within the broader Hispanic population.
“The word Latino is incredibly exclusionary, both for women and for non-gender conforming people,” Maia Gil’adi, a professor at Boston University, told the AP. “And the term Latinx is really useful because of the way it challenges those conceptions.”
You may like
China4 days ago
Chinese Spy Balloon: Tensions rise between the U.S. and China
Podcast5 days ago
Deep State Caught Waging Warfare Against the American People
Israel5 days ago
Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar kicked off House Foreign Affairs Committee
Immigration7 days ago
Congressman Biggs to Unveil Impeachment Articles Against DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas