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Pushback: For calling parents “terrorists” National School Board Association facing “collapse”

Not an organization parents should associate with
Parents and state school boards should return the favor, and get out.

Because of a letter [pdf] it sent to the Justice Department suggesting that protesting parents were akin to “domestic terrorists,” the National School Board Association (NSBA) now faces “total collapse,” with nineteen state school board organizations exiting the association, along with 6 members of its 19-person executive board.

More information here, including this quote:

Until this fall, the National School Boards Association was a noncontroversial, bipartisan lobby group. Then its leaders wrote President Biden a letter. It alleged that the threatening and aggressive acts against school board members across the country might be a form of “domestic terrorism” and asked for federal law enforcement intervention.

Now, the association is at risk of total collapse.

…Nineteen mostly GOP-led states have withdrawn from the association or promised to when this year’s membership expires, and six members of what was a 19-person board have left. Several states are discussing forming an alternative association for school boards. A new executive director of the National School Boards Association (NSBA) is working to save the organization, lobbying individual states to reconsider, but so far he has not persuaded any of them to change their minds.


The first link notes that of the so-called “threatening and aggressive acts against school board members” the NSBA’s letter cited, fifteen were clearly constitutionally protected speech. I suspect a closer look at the remaining five would show further the absurdity of considering them acts of “domestic terrorism.”

The NSBA’s letter was a clearly partisan act intended to intimidate parents nationwide to shut up, to stop protesting the teaching of graphic sexual content and racist agendas like Critical Race Theory to their elementary school children. There is even some evidence from internal emails that the letter was instigated by the Biden administration itself.

For decades, the conservative response to such partisan misbehavior would be to throw a weak and meaningless short tantrum, but then after getting an empty public apology to allow everything to continue as before.

This time however the response was muscled and blunt. Rather than merely protest within the NSBA — which from its own website is clearly dominated by leftist thought — numerous member state boards simply decided it was time to get out, almost instantly withdrawing from the association. Furthermore:

…states that have withdrawn are discussing a new association to take its place, and the effort has grown serious. The new group is set to be called the Consortium of State School Boards Associations. Preliminary plans call for it to provide opportunities for collaboration, training and legislative and legal advocacy on federal issues.

The initial result will likely be a further division along partisan lines, with the new organization representing conservative states and the NSBA representing leftist states. Since the number of actual leftist states is relatively small, mostly on the coasts and in Illinois, with time the NSBA should find itself increasingly marginalized, especially because it is clear that internally it is hostile to defending the interests and concerns of parents and is instead focused more on furthering the political agenda of the left. Eventually we should expect the new organization should win out most state school board associations.

Patrick Henry
Patrick Henry was right: half measures will not do,
we must be willing to fight to the death for freedom.

This blunt response by the state school board associations is exactly the right approach. Asking for and getting empty apologies has proven to be utterly useless. Symbolic acts, such as passing laws or issuing executive orders banning the teaching of critical race theory, don’t accomplish anything. As long as the advocates of sex in the classroom and anti-white racism are working in the schools, they will always find a way to get around these laws or edicts.

School boards that do bad stuff have to have their funds cut off entirely, immediately, and without mercy. Teachers and principals who teach their kids to hate whites need to be fired, now. Bad partisan organizations like the NSBA need to be rejected, forcefully.

Half measures and symbolic acts will not work. We are in a war with those who wish to destroy liberty and the American concepts of individual rights, and even though it doesn’t yet involve shooting you can’t win it if you aren’t willing to fight and actually remove your enemies from power.

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16 comments

  • Skunk Bucket

    “Until this fall, the National School Boards Association was a noncontroversial, bipartisan lobby group.” Color me skeptical of this. My bet is that they’ve been partisan for a long time, and the only reason they haven’t been controversial is that most people didn’t know their views or what they were up to. I welcome the new organization, though I fear it will almost inevitably fall victim to Robert Conquest’s Second Rule of Politics: “Any organization not explicitly right-wing sooner or later becomes left-wing.”

  • BtB’s Original Mark

    This post states “There is even some evidence from internal emails that the letter was instigated by the Biden administration itself.”

    Here is additional information on that topic.

    https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/policy/education-secretary-miguel-cardona-under-fire-from-activists-for-soliciting-parents-as-terrorists-letter

    Bob finishes the post with statement that “Half measures and symbolic acts will not work. We are in a war with those who wish to destroy liberty and the American concepts of individual rights, and even though it doesn’t yet involve shooting you can’t win it if you aren’t willing to fight and actually remove your enemies from power.”

    I’m all for removing socialists and authoritarian politicians from office.
    And beyond that, in this situation we need to demand the resignation of Education Secretary Miguel Cardona’s after emails revealed the education secretary solicited the letter from the NSBA.

    Furthermore why not go after the funding of federal agencies such as Education Department?

    We need to reward politicians & politically influential commentators who are aggressively on the offense in this fight, and withdraw support from those who espouse following the usual tepid Queensberry Rules in this bare fisted brawl.

  • BtB’s Original Mark

    Bob here’s a serious question. Given that this current Biden administration will be in office until at least January 20th, 2025, do you plan on writing 700 more of these ‘Blacklist’, ‘They’re coming for you next’, and ‘Pushback’ Posts?

  • Original Mark: In case you haven’t noticed, I write what either interests ME, or is something I think is important. Thus I cannot tell you what I will be writing for the next three years.

  • BtB’s Original Mark

    I apologize if my question came across as grating. That was not my intention. What I am trying to get across is that on BtB there is a continual fierce debate regarding how Americans can effectively respond to the authoritarian actions from government, corporations, and other private organizations. Based on the comments, it seems most of your readers including myself find these posts informative, but naturally one then tries to think of actions that can be taken to combat them. But those conversations then get bogged down in arguments regarding what are the sources of these authoritarian actions. I believe you yourself recently commented on your pessimistic view on the continued protections from what’s left of our constitutional republic.
    So I’m respectfully pointing out that we are in a type of ‘Outrage cycle’ where you tell us of the most recent ‘Blacklist’ outrage or isolated incidents of positive ‘Pushback’. Then we comment with agreement regarding how awful that situation is and how terrible the authoritarians are.
    I think a conversation on this dynamic is something that’s constructive for BtB. Alternatively I’m ok if your honest feedback is that my remarks are not welcome, as long as my arguments are not characterized as specious.

  • GaryMike

    The older I become the more I appreciate natural erosion.

    Nothing lasts forever. Ocean today, desert tomorrow.

    The folks who want to make things difficult for me I know will soon enough pass away and no longer make difficulties for others.

    Thankfully, I’ve never needed to pass a kidney stone. An entirely different time scale.

    Sadly, kidney stones continue to exist.

  • Original Mark wrote: “What I am trying to get across is that on BtB there is a continual fierce debate regarding how Americans can effectively respond to the authoritarian actions from government, corporations, and other private organizations.”

    Note my last paragraphs of this post. I point out what Americans must do to save liberty in this country. I do this with every post, noting what isn’t working and what does.

    People seem too afraid to take the hard action necessary. Too many so-called “freedom-lovers” mouth great ideals but when push comes to shove, they put on the mask, get multiple COVID shots, and go along to get along. And freedom dies.

  • Cotour

    Related:

    “Danish newspaper apologizes for ‘hypnotically’ following gov’t narrative on COVID: ‘We failed’”

    https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/danish-newspaper-apologizes-for-hypnotically-following-govt-narrative-on-covid-we-failed/

    Eventually the mainstream media after they have perpetrated their harm on the public as a result of the feeding frenzy to get in line with the powers that be they begin to fess up. At least the Damish appear to be fessing up.

    https://youtu.be/tNVmj-FLf-s

    Where has the rational response to Covid through the initial fear, chaos and confusion of the Covid pandemic? BTB and the people who participate and sift through the existing and developing data, and just a couple of other news / reporting / discussion venues.

    Its coming.

  • Cotour

    And what is going on in America?

    “Fauci Trashes US on World Stage at Klaus Schwab’s WEF Summit: ‘We Have Disinformation That is Destructive to a Comprehensive Public Health Endeavor’”

    “MSNBC Contributor Says Manchin and Sinema ‘Are the White People’ MLK Jr. ‘Warned Us About’”

    The Danish may be willing to begin to face the reality of reality, but not us. Its going to take a massive and crushing political event in America to shock some into reality. (Or a full blood revolution of some sort. Stay tuned)

  • wayne

    Skunk Bucket / Original Mark
    Color me skeptical as well, referencing the fake “noncontroversial, bipartisan lobby group.”
    Complete inside/outside job, they do this at the EPA as well. (government contacts friendly marxist group and says ‘sue us on X and we’ll settle on Y.’)
    And amazingly, the fake FBI was able to jump into action within 5 days.

    These people, all need to go, all the way.

  • Concerned

    My fervent dream is the next Trump administration will abolish the Dept. of Education.

  • BtB’s Original Mark

    Hey GaryMike – FYI to deal with any potential future kidney stones, avoid foods with oxalate such as Nuts , Spinach, Tea, Beets & Chocolate. The U.S. Military on deployment experienced kidney stone issues often, and besides water, magnesium-potassium-citrate supplements seemed helpful. If nothing works, one just has to “Embrace the suck” as the Marines would often say.

  • GaryMike

    BtBOM

    No nuts & Spinach? I live on nuts & Spinach.

    Good thing I can increase my intake of single malts to defend myself.

  • Gary H

    “People seem too afraid to take the hard action necessary. Too many so-called “freedom-lovers” mouth great ideals but when push comes to shove, they put on the mask, get multiple COVID shots, and go along to get along. And freedom dies.”

    Some choose to wear masks and get shots. I got shots but won’t do the masks. It is about freedom and not a dictate as to how to use your freedom. I know that we agree regarding freedom to choose.

    I would suggest divorcing big tech, woke corporations and shills for the Chinese and the left. The affirmative side of this is only clicking and spending money on websites and businesses that support freedom.

    Coming soon..get involved in local politics.

  • BLSinSC

    Soon the Democrat Theme Song will be Queen’s ANOTHER BITES THE DUST!! As more AMERICANS learn THE TRUTH about what is going on in our SCHOOLS and Government, there will be more collapsing of democrat establishments and Our Nation will be better for that!

  • Cluebat

    Our increasingly fascistic left-wing establishment (I know, seems oxymoronic, but the duck quacks) are looking for reasons to bring force of arms against the citizenry. I hope I can get out in time- these things have a tendency to suddenly spiral out of kilter. One would think that the Jews had warning enough to escape before they were herded aboard cattle cars, but people have a tendency to hope for the best.
    Yes, I believe it will get that bad. Fortunately I have options, for now.

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