(Natural News) Fior Hernandez accuses the Department of Justice (DOJ) of trying to silence parents who are standing up for their children in school board meetings during the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
“As [Attorney General] Merrick Garland attempts to intimidate parents in school board meetings, as information and research about COVID-19, alternative medical treatments, truth about vaccine side effects, truth about what’s going on is being suppressed – we are going to talk about it,” Hernandez says during her program “Byline Anew” on Brighteon.TV.
“We can’t be blind sheep saying ‘yes’ to everything as they lead us directly to the slaughterhouse.”
Hernandez condemns the DOJ for asking the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) to probe parents who threaten school staff.
In a memo, Garland says that while “spirited debate about policy matters is protected under our Constitution, that protection does not extend to the threats or violence or efforts to intimate individuals based on their views.”
“The memo was released on Monday, October 4th, clearly referencing school board meetings and board officials. It may not literally say the word ‘parents,’ but really, who are the main ones we are seeing and hearing standing up for their kids and demanding input in their education?” Hernandez asks.
“The federal government and the NSBA [National School Boards Association] has declared a war on parents,” says Asra Nomani, a member of Parents Defending Education in an interview with Fox News.
Nomani’s group has been researching how school boards implement radical or “woke” ideas into the curricula, including critical race theory. (Related: Groups push back on national school board org’s efforts to punish parents as “domestic terrorists” for exercising their right to oppose divisive curriculum.)
The NSBA recently asked the Biden administration’s assistance in the matter, suggesting that there have been threats and acts of violence equating to domestic terrorism.
According to the NSBA, the U.S. public schools and its education leaders are under immediate threat. The association has also suggested that acts of malice violence, and threats against public school officials have increased, and the classification of heinous actions could be equivalent to a form of domestic terrorism and hate crimes.
“Threats against public servants are not only illegal, they run counter to our nation’s core values,” says Garland. He notes that those who dedicated their time and energy to ensuring that children receive proper education in a safe environment deserve to be able to do their work without fearing for their safety.
Parents know they are the target of the memo
Many parents still see the order as a direct attack on them. The group Parents Defending Education says that the coordinated attempt to intimidate dissenting voices in the debates surrounding U.S. education will not succeed.
Elicia Brand, a parent from Loudoun County, says that parents owe it to their children to “stand strong in their fight for freedom.” She urges all parents to stay strong, fight for their parental rights and never falter in the face of unjustified threats from the federal government.
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis says that his state will not allow federal agents to “squelch dissent.” He says that Garland is weaponizing the DOJ by using the FBI to pursue concerned parents and silence them through intimidation.
“Florida will defend the free speech rights of its citizens and will not allow federal agents to squelch dissent,” the Republican governor says.
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