Obama weaponized the Justice Department, the IRS, the EPA, the NSA and the BATF; so far, Joe Biden is starting with the Justice Department and the FBI.
In late September, Biden received a letter from the National School Boards Association in which officials complained about parents showing up at local school board meetings and demanding answers as to why districts had adopted divisive and sexually inappropriate materials like critical race theory and books about homosexual sex between men and boys.
The NSBA even went so far as to deem parents' behavior as "domestic terrorism."
“America’s public schools and its education leaders are under an immediate threat. The National School Boards Association (NSBA) respectfully asks for federal law enforcement and other assistance to deal with the growing number of threats of violence and acts of intimidation occurring across the nation,” the letter from NSBA President Viola Garcia and NSBA interim Executive Director and CEO Chip Slaven began.
“Local school board members want to hear from their communities on important issues and that must be at the forefront of good school board governance and promotion of free speech. However, there also must be safeguards in place to protect public schools and dedicated education leaders as they do their jobs,” the letter added.
The letter spurred Attorney General Merrick Garland into action, sending a memo to the Justice Department and FBI ordering them to work with local law enforcement to investigate parents.
“Threats against public servants are not only illegal, they run counter to our nation’s core values,” said Garland in a statement in early October. “Those who dedicate their time and energy to ensuring that our children receive a proper education in a safe environment deserve to be able to do their work without fear for their safety.”
But how did all of this truly begin? Was the initial letter, which was sent to Biden in late September, truly spurred by concerns? Or was it the result of political machinations behind the scenes?
That latter, it turns out.
Newly released internal emails reveal that the National School Boards Association coordinated with the White House and the Department of Justice before sending President Biden the notorious letter that compared concerned parents to domestic terrorists. Emails provided to Fox News show that NSBA had coordinated with the White House for weeks beforehand.
Viola Garcia, the NSBA president whom the Department of Education later named to a federal board, sent a memo to NSBA members on Oct. 11 (but dated Oct. 12), providing a timeline of the NSBA's interaction with the White House ahead of the letter to Biden, which the NSBA sent on Sept. 29.
Garland's memo came five days later, on Oct. 4; then on Oct. 22, the NSBA publicly apologized for the initial letter.
"Concern over the current climate for school board members is also a top priority as disruptions at school board meetings grow and members face growing threats," Garcia wrote at the time, according to the memo obtained by Parents Defending Education via a Freedom of Information Act request.
"NSBA has been actively engaged with the White House, Department of Justice, Department of Homeland Security, Department of Education, Surgeon General, and other federal agencies on pandemic related issues," the memo stated further.
"In the September 14, 2021 meeting of the [NSBA Organization of State Association Executive Directors] liaison group, they were informed there had been a meeting with White House staff that morning and that NSBA was preparing to send a letter to the President. Subsequently, on September 17, 2021, the interim Executive Director emailed notice to the state association executive directors that indicated a letter requesting federal assistance would be sent," it continued.
"In response to the letter sent by NSBA, on October 4, 2021 the Attorney General announced in a memorandum widely shared throughout the U.S. Department of Justice that he was ordering all U.S. Attorney Offices and local FBI offices to reach out to local and state law enforcement officials to coordinate efforts on this problem within 30 days of the memorandum," Garcia also noted.
That appears to conflict with congressional testimony from Garland, who said in response to a question about whether he had "second thoughts" following the NSBA's apology, in which he said his memo did not rely on the letter.
"The letter that was subsequently sent does not change the association’s concern of violence or threats of violence. It alters some of the language in the letter … that we did not rely on and is not contained in my own memorandum," Garland said.
These people are criminals, period, and would be treated as such if we had a functional government.