The Left Wants Your Kids

Likely in more ways than one.

Former Hill staffer and current writer Lauren DeBellis Appell knows that Hillary’s village was just the start of it. The left wants control of your kids.

Appell: Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton allowed several trees to be killed for her 1996 book, “It Takes a Village” so she could lecture parents on how we are ill-equipped to raise our kids without an assist from the government. In the late P.J. O’Rourke’s review of her book for the late Weekly Standard he put it succinctly, “It takes a village to raise a child. The village is Washington.”

Fast forward to today, the radical left has thrown down the gauntlet as their crusade to come for our kids has grown louder and they’ve declared our children communal property.

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President Biden, speaking to teachers at the White House last week for the Teacher of the Year ceremony, announced, “They’re all our children. And the reason you’re the teachers of the year is because you recognize that. They’re not somebody else’s children. They’re like yours when they’re in the classroom.”

Ummm, no. They’re still “like” ours — in the classroom, out of the classroom, here, there, everywhere. Still our kids. We the parents are not interested in co-parenting with the state.

What should have been a mic drop moment from the president was just another Wednesday in the White House with the radicals running the show.

Intent on doubling down on dumb as a political strategy going into the midterms, President Biden just handed Republicans their first campaign ad for 2022, if they’re so inclined to use it. For more political pro-tips on how to lose elections Biden and his friends should call Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe. Oops, scratch that.

Virginia voters told McAuliffe they didn’t want what he was selling and flipped the state red last year after he told parents to mind their own business, saying, “I don’t think parents should be telling schools what they should teach.” We have to ask ourselves, why is this fight to indoctrinate our kids the political hill they’re choosing to die on?

Parents attempting to partner with government run schools have entrusted their kids to these schools for the purpose of receiving a service they pay for with their tax dollars. That service is an academic education, yet the return on their investment has increasingly been a push for social indoctrination and a game of political ping-pong with their kids.

All trust in these schools has been destroyed and a full-blown assault has been declared on parents in a “battle” to take control of our kids. President of the American Federation of Teachers, Randi Weingarten, drew those battle lines when she said, “But in modern history, since the huge desegregation battles, kids have been off-limits. Now, they are the battlefield.”

…While this notion that our kids don’t really belong to us echoes back to Hillary Clinton and her “village,” the voices challenging parental authority have become more brazen since then, and the quiet part has only gotten louder. They want custody of our children’s hearts and minds, but they won’t get it. They will continue to be on the losing side of parents, kids and shhhh….elections.

David Kamioner
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David Kamioner is a veteran of U.S. Army Intelligence and an honors graduate of the University of Maryland's European Division. He also served with the Pershing Nuclear Brigade and the First Infantry Division. Subsequent to that he worked for two decades as a political consultant, was part of the American Red Cross Hurricane Katrina disaster relief effort in Louisiana, ran a homeless shelter for veterans in Philadelphia, and taught as a college instructor. He serves as a Contributing Editor for LifeZette.

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