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Has Mr. Biden Finally Poked The Bear?

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I don’t think you need to know much about wild life to know that one place you never want to be is between a mama bear and her cub.
Everyone knows that, except, apparently, Joe Biden.
During the past nine months we have suffered through an amazing display of arrogance, lies, incompetence, and stupidity on behalf of the president; but no matter how deep the crisis du jour, the border, Afghanistan, vaccination mandates, out of control crime, Mr. Biden, even with dwindling poll numbers, continues to say he is following the moderate policies on which he claims to have campaigned.
And, for the most part, his obedient shills in the media and the Progressive Left of his party have done their best to keep his flaws under wraps so as not to unnecessarily stir up the average low information voter. But this month he may have gone too far in trying to crack down on issues in which the president normally doesn’t have any interest: school masks and history curriculum.
And, for the mother bears among us, Mr. Biden has not only gotten between mama and her cub, but he has poked mama with a stick. This he will live to regret.
During the past two years as we have tried to deal with the COVID pandemic, two issues have come to the surface, both courtesy of the teachers’ unions. In an effort to keep schools closed as long as possible, the unions have worked with the new administration to erect barriers to reopening schools which have created hardships for parents who had depended on schools as a much needed care facility for their children allowing them to return to work.
The hardship of the closings and the collateral damage that was done to many children was regularly ignored by the politicians and pooh-poohed by the press. Yet even when the schools opened, too many, without any real medical logic, required students to wear masks in class, and some even required masks during recess. That set off another round of collateral damage that only the parents seemed to appreciate.
But school administrators and the unions soon came up with the idea of online classrooms, claiming that it was just as good as in-person instruction. That satisfied some, especially parents who were able to monitor the kiddies’ classes. And what they found was oft-times not teaching but indoctrination, especially in the area of race relations taught under the guise of Critical Race Theory or the 1619 Project.
Both, of course, had been complained of, but again this too was pooh-poohed and simply called teaching true history to include marginal groups. Of course that was false and the parents who actually saw the lessons delivered over the Internet were outraged. Throw in a student mask requirement and a fire was lit under mama bear.
She was finally awakened to the dangers presented to her cubs. Mama bear was none too happy. Mama bear then did something she normally would not do; she attended a school board meeting and with other moms who were pricked by school policies, once the bleeding started it did not stop. Everything from pornographic library books to sexual fluidity to cultural Marxism came pouring out and the fire that was already lit exploded.
Angry parents stormed their school board meetings with complaints and arrogant local officials turned a deaf ear to them shutting off their microphones, sometimes only for improperly wearing their masks, then finally adjourning meetings or shutting off public comment periods in a manner that seemed to challenge the mama bears.
Then the debate started: Who is primarily responsible for the education of your kids, you or school officials? And, how much input should parents be allowed?
School officials cried foul and using their political connections raised an alarm with the administration. Claiming that these uppity parents were a threat to the proper administration of the schools by “threats or actual acts of violence” against school leaders and teachers and that they have “incited chaos” during school board meetings, they have asked Mr. Biden for help. Send in the FBI, they said, arguing these parents may be domestic terrorists.
“As these acts of malice, violence, and threats against public school officials have increased, the classification of these heinous actions could be the equivalent to a form of domestic terrorism and hate crime,” they said in a letter to the administration, urging it to use such laws as the Patriot Act and to employ the Postal Service to “filter threatening letters,” all to curb these unruly parents.
Now instead of simply replying that the local police are perfectly capable of handling any violent confrontation at a public meeting, Mr. Biden did what the local school officials wanted. He turned the matter over to the Justice Department where the obedient Merrick Garland, masquerading as a competent arbiter of justice, ordered the FBI to crack down on parents who protest against school officials over mask requirements and their indoctrination of the curricula.
Garland, President Obama’s unsuccessful Supreme Court nominee (glad he didn’t get that!), now Mr. Biden’s attorney general, said in an announcement that he will “address the rise in criminal conduct directed toward school personnel” by creating a task force of agents from the department’s “criminal, civil rights, and national security divisions.”
Interestingly, it turns out that Mr. Garland and his family actually have a financial “conflict of interest” when it comes to the issue of Critical Race Theory. His daughter is married to a man who co-founded and runs an education group that supplies Critical Race Theory materials to schools.
Got all of this, Mama Bear? You are going to be investigated for criminal behavior, civil rights violations, and as a national security threat if you dare raise your voice in protest. After all, you may be a domestic terrorist because your interest in your children’s education can be considered subversive in this the Era of Biden. You are warned, we will brook no resistance to our enlightened decisions, after all, it takes a village and Papa Joe and his minions are now the village.
Garland, in his announcement, claims that free-speech must yield when they represent “efforts to intimidate individuals based on their views.”
Sounds good, right? Except that Senators Sinema and Manchin might not agree. But I do wonder why nobody ever thought of that when Maxine Waters was telling her supporters how to intimidate Trump officials in public. Maybe somebody will ask her.
In the meantime we’ll see how docile mama bear becomes when she is threatened by the Biden Gestapo. My money is on mama; if our kids aren’t worth fighting for, all just might be lost.

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