Are you concerned yet about the Biden Administration's DOJ threat to parents of students? Are you worried yet that your next email or verbal comment to a teacher or principal or superintendent or school board member will be considered a "threat"? Are you sleeping with one eye open? Listening for that knock on the door at midnight?
Read the DOJ's October 4, 2021 press release. Citing NO facts about any increase in "harassment, intimidation and threats of violence", U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland has begun knocking the props out from under the U.S. Constitution. Read also his Memorandum, which is just a re-shuffling of the words in the press release.
Is this intimidation into silence? I am not the first to use that phrase. A State Senator from somewhere used it in the media, and I'll bet that many others have, too.
Maybe we'll be finding out soon why so many Federal agencies have been buying up huge amounts of ammunition, sucking the market dry for civilians.
Instead of sending his cowboys to meet with "federal, state. Tribal [sic], territorial and local law enforcement leaders", should he be sending them to meet with parents and finding out why they are upset with school boards over Critical Race Theory and its elements of indoctrination, equity, inclusion and diversity? If schools stuck to education and not indoctrination, parents would go back to watching soaps on the TV.
No one reading (or writing) this agrees with threats of violence. But a threat to kick someone out of office at the next election is not a threat of violence. It is not harassment. It is not intimidation. Not even if the office-holder's feelings are hurt.
What is the reason or need for the Fedeal government to stick its nose into local affairs? Ahhh, it's a hate crime.
Well, maybe when a (sort-of) school board member writes me about "falsehoods and insults", "hate", "deceitful lying mouth", "racist, hateful. lying remarks or emails", "advanced age", "mortality", "relationship with God", "outright evilness", "being so evil" - - - maybe that is a hate crime.
Let's see; where is that phone number for the DOJ? Garland, send help.