Friday, October 15, 2021

School Board to Parents: "We Will Not Back Down"

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In June the local public school board abruptly cut off parents' comments and concerns about what the district was teaching their children. 

The chairwoman repeatedly demanded silence from the packed room as parents spoke out regarding Critical Race Theory and special privileges for transgender students.

Unfortunately, the parents' opinions did little to sway the minds of the educators.

Following the school board meeting's early cancellation, the board chairwoman told NBC 4, "We will not back down."

And they haven't.

Now four months later, what some parents predicted, has happened.

Be informed, not misled.

Back in June former VA state senator, Dick Black, spoke out against critical race theory in the board meeting, causing the capacity crowd of parents to cheer.

The board told them if there were any more eruptions like that, they would shut things down. There were more moments of clapping and cheering---and the taxpayer-funded public school shut down the tax-paying parents.

A sheriff's deputy then took the microphone to declare the meeting an "unlawful assembly" and told everyone to get out or be subject to arrest for "trespassing." When one man refused to leave, he was arrested. The man repeatedly asked, "What did I do wrong...Tell me what I did wrong."

The man's name is Scott Smith. He was there to speak against the school's transgender policies.

As the room was cleared, a couple of parents were injured and required medical help. 

As the parents were forced out of the room, they broke out into singing the National Anthem.

After the room was cleared, the board reconvened in a closed session, unfettered by the opinions of the taxpayer parents.

The school board told  NBC TV 4, "We will not back down from fighting for the rights of our students and continuing our focus on equity."

I have written and talked about the incident in this column and on our daily radio program.  

However, the battle for the mind of the children continues. And escalates.

The school board has not backed down. Neither have the parents.

Fast forward to October 12---last Tuesday.

This week we learned that a father is claiming this very same school district attempted to cover up his daughter's alleged assault in the girl's bathroom by a boy wearing a skirt, claiming to be a girl.

The father's name is Scott Smith---the father that was arrested back in June for trying to tell the school board their transgender policies were causing girls to be vulnerable to the very thing that happened. 

The Daily Wire was the first to report that Smith claimed that a boy, wearing a skirt, had entered the girl's bathroom at school and sexually assaulted his ninth-grade 13-year-old daughter. The boy has been charged with 4 different sexual assault charges.

Just prior to Smith's arrest at the meeting, the Loudoun County Public Schools superintendent told attendees opposed to the transgender bathroom policy their concerns were unfounded since the school district had no record of any assaults in school bathrooms, according to the Daily Wire.

An LGBTQ activist is saying that Smith's daughter's claim of assault was not believable because there were no records of such assaults.

Smith's lawyer says, "If someone would have sat and listened for thirty seconds to what Scott had to say, they would have been mortified and heartbroken."

As parents became aware that the same school board that had shut them down, had apparently been covering up the sexual assault on the 13-year-old girl, they began calling for resignations. All of them.

ABC 7 News says the "same juvenile suspect was charged with a second sexual assault at another Loudoun County school earlier."

ABC 7 also noted that the school board "cannot comment" on how the incident with Smith's daughter "didn't cause the discipline to rise to the level of immediate expulsion."

Clearly, the social indoctrination agenda of the school district has become so noble in their minds, that it has blinded them to any moral compass.

Earlier, I wrote in this column that President Biden has directed the US Justice Department to direct the FBI to screen incidences in school board meetings to protect boards and administrators from the fear of personal harm.

The school district remains mute, but a Virginia mom is speaking out, and all should listen up.

A Virginia mom, Xi Van Fleet, who endured Mao's Cultural Revolution before immigrating to the United States says "the National School Boards Association and the Justice Department are using tactics similar to ones she saw Communist China use to stop parents from speaking out."

She says, "When I was in China, I spent my entire school years in the Chinese Cultural Revolution, so I'm very, very familiar with the communist tactics of how to divide people, how they canceled the Chinese traditional culture and destroyed our heritage. All this is happening here in America."

Van Fleet says, "They call [ed] them racists for a long time, but that did not work"---referring to the parents who spoke out about critical race theory, "so they have to upgrade to domestic terrorists."

She asks, "What's the next step? Is this the next Tiananmen Square crackdown? 

Parents are expressing fear, now that President Biden has introduced the FBI into the issue, but Van Fleet says parents should not be intimidated by recent events.

She says "This is about your children"---whose son graduated from Loudoun High School in 2015.

"For me," she says, "I'm fighting it because it's about our future. The future of this country. So we cannot be intimidated."


Psalm 127:3 says, "Children are a heritage from the Lord, offspring a reward from Him."

A parent is charged by God to "raise up a child in the way he should go..." 

People such as Mrs. Van Fleet recognize we have entered a time when we must decide who will "raise up" our children. 

Hopefully, we too will recognize that responsibility is to the parent, not the government or their schools.

Be Informed. Be Discerning. Be Bold. Be Engaged. Be Prayerful.