17 states send letter asking U.S. Attorney General to stop intimidating parents

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Attorney General Merrick Garland

What passes for the current U.S. government has identified a threat to its security and maybe its very existence: This dark menace is … angry parents at school board meetings.

After receiving a letter from the National School Boards Association (NSBA), Attorney General Merrick Garland released a memorandum calling for the FBI to create a task force to address supposed threats against school officials, including creating a centralized way to report such threats.

The NSBA’s panicky letter accused parents angry about mask mandates and school-sanctioned sexual perversion of making violent threats, and possibly of “domestic terrorism.” It also cited “acts of malice, violence and threats against public school officials.”

Now Indiana Attorney General Todd Rokita, in concert with 16 other state attorneys general, has sent a letter to Joe Biden and Garland that demands an immediate end to the federal government’s attempted intimidation of parents at school board meetings, reports Yahoo.

The attorneys general scoffed at the claims in the NSBA letter, pointing out that the association failed to “document a single legitimate instance of violence.”

“Your recent action seeks to chill lawful dissent by parents voiced during local school board meetings by characterizing them as unlawful and threatening,” wrote the attorneys general in the letter, headed up by Rokita.

The 17 chief law enforcement officers from each state also asserted that Garland’s memo is “based upon a flawed premise” and violates “First Amendment rights of parents to address school administrators, board members, teachers, and staff on educational matters by seeking to criminalize lawful dissent and intimidate parents into silence.”

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