Parents are emerging as a potent force in national politics and it is benefiting the Republican Party. As people age and take on adult responsibilities they tend to cast off the silly ideologues of their youth and replace it with real world wisdom. None typify this so much as parents. The Biden administration has good reason to be worried.
Their love for their kids is amplified by their concern for the influences that shape them. Much of that influence is found in school. That’s why parents of all backgrounds and views are up in arms over Critical Race Theory. It tells white kids they are dangerous oppressors. It tells minority kids they are perpetual victims. It only serves the agenda of two groups, the Democrats and their educrat allies. Critical Race Theory seeks to pit children against children and wipe out any parental influence in education. It is a stalking horse for the anti-American hard Left of Joe Biden and his administration. Parents know that, hence their determination to fight this real plague.
FNC: “Activists descended onto Capitol Hill Tuesday as part of a protest against ideas like critical race theory (CRT) in education.
The event – titled Government Is NOT a Co-Parent – was hosted by the Independent Women’s Network and featured speeches from multiple members of Congress. Signs read ‘We’ve had enough’ and ‘Government shouldn’t control our kids’ – touching on tension among administrators, educators and parents across the country.
Defenders argue that CRT-type training helps enhance dominant groups’ understanding and empathy of what the oppressed experience on a regular basis. These types of trainings have also been promoted as ways to ‘dismantle’ or weaken alleged structures imposing burdens through bias and discrimination. Tuesday’s event comes as CRT opponents are celebrating multiple GOP wins in Virginia, which are thought to serve as a sign for things to come in 2022.”
— Sam Dorman (@DormanInDc) November 16, 2021
“Right now, there is a revolution occurring where parents are starting to take back their schools, and I think we need to be voices for that,” Rep. Chip Roy, R-TX, told press after the rally. He also noted Republicans should use the issue ahead of 2022 across America, not only in Virginia. Roy, who went to high school in Loudoun County, Virginia, said to media: “I can promise you that if the people put Republicans put back in charge, we’ll be having a lot of oversight hearings in this administration.”
“Youngkin’s success reveals that Republicans can and must become the party of parents,” read a memo last week from the Republican Study Committee. “There is real energy from parents that we need to understand.” That’s an understatement. “With Joe Biden in the White House and his dangerous agenda – and Nancy Pelosi and these socialist Democrats running the Congress – we have to fight back,” said Rep. Jim Banks, R-IN, who heads the RSC.