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Conservative Leaders Say Defy The FBI – Go To A School Board Meeting

As we explained in our article "Terrorists In Pearls And Lilly Pulitzer" Democrat Attorney General Merrick Garland baselessly accused parents opposed to teaching anti-American

history, critical race theory and transgenderism of making “threats against public service,” when they attend school board meetings to object and has directed the FBI to investigate.


We think the problem is not that angry parents and taxpayers have morphed into a domestic terrorism movement, it is that arrogant education bureaucrats and little Hitlers on school boards are finally being called to account for their failures and their lies – and having been caught they are outrageously demanding protection from the very people to whom they are supposed to be accountable; taxpayers, parents and voters.


Now conservative leaders of the Conservative Action Project, whose organizations represent millions of conservative parents, voters and taxpayers have joined us in telling parents and taxpayers outraged by what is going on in their schools not to be intimidated. Go to your next school board meeting, take 10 people with you, sign-up to speak and say your piece.


October 13, 2021

Washington, DC


Conservatives are deeply disturbed by the efforts of the Department of Justice to criminalize parental dissent at school board meetings. This is a dangerous and anti-democratic attempt at intimidation that should be vigorously opposed.

The DOJ has recently announced it will direct the FBI to investigate “threats of violence” at school board meetings. The announcement came just days after the National School Boards Association urged the Biden administration to invoke the Patriot Act against concerned parents, as they might be engaged in “domestic terrorism.”

This level of outright authoritarianism must be opposed. Parents not only pay for the instruction taking place in public schools, but as parents, have the right to know how and in what manner their children are being instructed. Those expressions of disagreement and demands for accountability are not only appropriate in a democratic society, but protected under the Constitution.

If Attorney General Merrick Garland and the Biden administration are going to make it their business to ban, demean, and belittle parents and citizens for engaging in protected speech in the institutions funded by their tax dollars, the response from concerned parents must be more speech, not less.

We urge all parents to attend their school board meetings, to use their rights to speak, to request documents under the Freedom of Information Laws, to engage in dialogue with the elected school boards who are there to serve their interests, or merely to be present.

American citizens will not be intimidated in the face of such wildly inappropriate and despotic tactics from the Department of Justice – and in fact, we are now further motivated to peaceably assemble and speak out on behalf of the way our children are being instructed and formed.


The Honorable Edwin Meese III

Distinguished Fellow Emeritus

The Heritage Foundation


Alfred S. Regnery

Chairman, Conservative Action Project

President, Republic Book Publishers

Kevin Roberts, Ph.D.

Chief Executive Officer

Texas Public Policy Foundation

Kelly J. Shackelford, Esq.

President and CEO

First Liberty Institute

The Honorable David McIntosh

President

Club for Growth

The Honorable T. Kenneth Cribb, Jr.

Former Counselor to the U.S. Attorney General

The Honorable Paul S. Teller, Ph.D.

Executive Director

Advancing American Freedom

Wesley Denton

Chief Operating Officer

Conservative Partnership Institute (CPI)

Mary Vought

Executive Director

Senate Conservatives Fund

The Honorable J. Kenneth Blackwell

Chairman, Constitutional Congress, Inc.

Chairman, CNP Action, Inc.

Penny Y. Nance

President & CEO

Concerned Women for America

The Honorable Jim DeMint

Chairman, Conservative Partnership Institute

Member, US Senate (SC 2005-2013)

The Honorable Bob McEwen

U.S. House of Representatives

Former Member, Ohio

Lt. Gen. William G. Boykin (Ret.)

Executive Vice President

Family Research Council

The Honorable Tony Perkins

President

Family Research Council

The Honorable Brooke Rollins

President and CEO

America First Policy Institute (AFPI)

Rachel A. Bovard

Senior Director of Policy

Conservative Partnership Institute (CPI)

Virginia Thomas

President

Liberty Consulting

Lisa B. Nelson

Chief Executive Officer

American Legislative Exchange Council

Carrie Lukas

President

Independent Women's Forum

Julie Gunlock

Content Director

Independent Women's Network

Sherri R. Martin

Trustee

Florida Baptist Children’s Homes

Guillermo J. Aragon

Senior Partner

Corbere Partners

Lourdes Cosio

Campaign for the American Future

Bishop E.W. Jackson

President

STAND Foundation, Inc.

Judson Phillips

Founder

Tea Party Nation

Karen England

Executive Director, Capitol Resource Institute & Nevada Family Alliance

Kevin Freeman

Founder

NSIC Institute

Trent England

Executive Director

Save Our States

Reverend Gregory Quinlan

Founder

Center for Garden State Families

Ron Pearson

Executive Director

Conservative Victory Fund

Richard Norman

Founder and President

The Richard Norman Company

Brian Rogers

President

The Jesse Helms Center

Martha Boneta

President

Vote America First

Kielle C. Horton

President

The Lindsey Foundation

William Shaker

CEO

Washington Marketing Group

Richard Wright

Owner

R & S LLC

The Honorable George K. Rasley Jr.

Managing Editor

ConservativeHQ.com

Paavo Ensio

Chairman

Universal Minerals Group

Jack Park

Conservative Activist and Donor

Law Offices of Jack Park

The Honorable Tim Huelskamp, Ph.D.

Former Congressman

1st Congressional District of Kansas

Mario Navarro da Costa

Director, Washington Bureau

Tradition, Family, Property

Donna Rice Hughes

CEO & President

Enough Is Enough

Lee Beaman

CEO

Beaman Ventures

The Honorable Gary L. Bauer

President

American Values

Dr. E. Calvin Beisner

President

Cornwall Alliance

Chad Connelly

President

Faith Wins

Tom DeWeese

President

American Policy Center

The Honorable Mike Hill

Former Member

Florida State Representative

Dr. Richard Rounsavelle

Trustee

MRC

Jeremy Cerone

Chairman, William F. Buckley Jr. Council

Council for National Policy

Joan Holt Lindsey

President

Lindsey Communications

Ambassador Henry F. Cooper

President Reagan's Chief Defense and Space Negotiator & Former SDI Director

Dr. Allen Unruh

Founder

National Abstinence Clearinghouse


The Honorable Matt Schlapp

Chairman

American Conservative Union (ACU)

Cleta Mitchell, Esq.

Scott T. Parkinson

VP for Government Affairs

Club for Growth

Myron Ebell

Director, Center for Energy and Environment, Competitive Enterprise Institute

L. Brent Bozell III

Founder and President

Media Research Center

Tom McClusky

Greenlight Strategies, LLC


The Honorable Becky Norton Dunlop

White House Advisor

President Ronald Reagan (1981-1985)

Lori Roman

President, American Constitutional Rights Union (ACRU)

Jenny Beth Martin

Chairman

Tea Party Patriots Citizen Fund

Ed Corrigan

Vice Chairman, Conservative Action Project and President & CEO, Conservative Partnership Institute

Thomas Fitton

President, Judicial Watch, Inc.

President, Council for National Policy

The Honorable Kenneth T. Cuccinelli, II

Chairman

Election Transparency Initiative

Terry Schilling

Executive Director

American Principles Project

Noah Wall

Executive Vice President

FreedomWorks

William L. Walton

Managing Editor and Host

The Bill Walton Show

The Honorable Morton C. Blackwell

President

The Leadership Institute

The Honorable Russ Vought

Director, Office of Management and Budget (2020-2021)

Heather R. Higgins

CEO

Independent Women's Voice

Rod D. Martin

Founder & CEO

The Martin Organization, Inc.

Haley E. Martin

Past President

The Martin Foundation

Christina Murphy Lusk

President

The Martin Foundation

Shawn A. Mitchell

Former National Chaplain, National Federation of Republican Assemblies

Craig Shirley

Reagan Biographer

Presidential Historian

Seton Motley

President

Less Government

The Honorable James C. Miller III

Budget Director for President Reagan, 1985-1988

Rob Chambers

Vice President

AFA Action

Sean Noble

President

American Encore