The Southwest Airline workers in Texas. California parents and school children. Parents from across the country concerned about their children’s education.
These groups of people have coalesced over the weekend, and today, to make their voices heard. They are standing up against overreaching and arrogant school boards, dictatorial government policies, and misguided employer mandates.
At the Domestic Terrorists’ Rally in Washington, D.C., a number of parents protested in front of the Department of Justice against Attorney General Merrick Garland’s attack on concerned parents. The Atty General slurred these parents as “domestic terrorists”, and chose to target vocal parents who express concern for their children’s education by participating in school board meetings and other educational forums.
From The Daily Caller:
Domestic Terrorists’ Rally,” a reference to Merrick Garland’s Oct. 4 memorandum that called on the FBI to “use its authority” in response to the “disturbing spike in harassment, intimidation, and threats of violence against school administrators, board members, teachers, and staff.”
Garland’s statement followed a letter from the National School Board Association (NSBA) that asked the federal government to get involved in the alleged “immediate threat” of violence from parents against American public schools and education officials. The letter encouraged President Joe Biden’s administration to use statutes such as the USA PATRIOT Act to address actions that could be “equivalent to a form of domestic terrorism and hate crimes.”
Parents are expressing their concerns with how children are being educated, said Brian Schultz, a Fairfax County taxpayer and parent of a former Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) student, who he and his wife now homeschool. He believes children are learning things that are inconsistent with American values.
“They are forcing children to hate each other through CRT (Critical Race Theory), and they are also not listening to us when it comes to things like having porn in schools,” Schultz told the Daily Caller News Foundation. “We want that to end.”
Parents protesting outside of the Justice Department chant “stop peddling porn” in American schools. pic.twitter.com/MHAusdN8u6
— Kendall Tietz (@TietzKendall) October 17, 2021
Across California, and in other places across the country, parents’ groups have organized school walkout days to protest the vaccine mandate issued by Governor Gavin Newsom for school children 12 years and older.
Today’s statewide protest is the largest and most organized yet, as CBS 2 highlights:
Social media posts called for parents who disagree with the vaccine mandate for students to keep them home from school Monday, in a state-wide protest. There does not appear to be a formal group behind the protest.
Here they are wrong. There are several formal groups behind the protests, as our Managing Editor Jennifer Van Laar reported on Thursday:
Another Southern California public school parent and education activist, Jenniffer Jones, started organizing a student strike on October 15 for similar reasons. She’s now joined forces with a number of groups statewide who plan to keep their children out of school on Monday, October 18, and are holding rallies around the state – including on the steps of the Capitol in Sacramento.
Here is video footage of a school walkout in two Southern California towns. One patriotic and articulate 6th grader talks about the damage Governor Newsom is doing to school children and their right to an education without discrimination and restrictions.
California School Student Walkout!
— wrc (@cpchandme) October 18, 2021
And on the Huntington Beach Pier, protestors line up, signs aloft, to show their solidarity and resolve.
— Girl Freedom (@heartprintgirl) October 18, 2021
In Northern California, this walkout in Redding saw over 4,000 students and parents walk out and protest the vaccine mandates.
— BulldogSXS (@BulldogSxs) October 18, 2021
From education to the very right to earn a living, the vaccine mandates are creating caste systems and divides where none should exist, and putting our economic and personal safety at risk.
In Dallas, TX, Southwest Airline employees, pilots, flight attendants, were joined by retired airline personnel, and even employees from other airlines and air transport companies. All came out to show their solidarity with the Southwest employees, and every American who is being swept under the weight of Joe Biden’s vaccine mandate. These protestors lined the street and gathered outside of the Southwest Airlines corporation headquarters to champion medical freedom.
As Right Side Broadcasting Network’s Brian Glenn reported:
“This is not about protesting the vaccine, this is about protesting the mandate for the vaccine.”
The law of unintended consequences is something that Democrats and the Left rarely factor in to their policies and decisions. Usually, it is the people they claim to be protecting that end up suffering the harm. However, this time the law is biting them in the hindquarters, and it is glorious to see. Their plan in shutting down the economy and locking people into their homes was to create a compliant and trained underclass, and they have been successful with this on some fronts. But what it has done to a greater degree is awaken the silent majority, who now are renewing the fight for individual liberties and freedoms.
Will the Biden administration and their ilk pay attention to the voice of the people? I doubt it. The very hubris that causes them to impose these sweeping vaccine mandates and try to force their version of science on America, is also the hubris that makes them tone deaf to what the American people are demanding.
So, look forward to more protests like these. They will continue to grow in number and in force, along with the lawsuits against a government that ignores the Constitution, and does its best to create a system that oppresses the weak, while enriching the elite.