By Miranda Devine, New York Post
It’s time for Attorney General Merrick Garland to retract his memo siccing the FBI onto moms and dads.
Now that the National School Boards Association has recanted the scurrilous letter which he admitted was the sole basis for his decision to treat parents like domestic terrorists, he must call off the dogs.
He must recall the DOJ’s powerful counterterror arm, the National Security Division, from its new role of spying on parents exercising their First Amendment rights at school board meetings.
In his woeful impersonation of Sgt. Schultz in a House Judiciary Committee hearing last Thursday, Garland vowed that FBI agents will not be attending local school board meetings.
But according to one northern Virginia mom, the feds showed up in force that very night to spy on a group of 25 parents and grandparents who were protesting outside a Fairfax County school board meeting.
“We had several unmarked federal government vehicles there watching us, and we had DHS [Department of Homeland Security] in marked vehicles and we had a helicopter overhead [which] circled for about 30 minutes and were shining their spotlight down on us,” Stacy Langton told WMAL radio Friday, after posting a photograph of the vehicles on social media.
“It was so over the top,” said the mother of six.
Langton got involved in school board activism last month when she discovered two pornographic books depicting pedophilia in her son’s school library, “Lawn Boy” and “Gender Queer.”
She stood at the Sept. 23 school board meeting at Luther Jackson MS in Falls Church and read aloud sexually explicit passages and held aloft enlarged pages from one of the books, showing pornographic cartoons of fellatio, sex toys and masturbation.
“Both of these books include pedophilia, sex between men and boys,” she said in a video circulated online by Asra Nomani of activist group Parents Defending Education.
“One book described a fourth-grade boy performing oral sex on an adult male,” Langton said.
She was interrupted by two school board members before her two-minute speaking slot had expired. Her microphone was cut off while other parents gave her a standing ovation.
A man can be heard yelling at school board members on the video: “You are sick!”
Another mom shouts: “This is child pornography and every one of you should be arrested for allowing this bullcrap to be . . . infecting the minds of these children.”
As board members walk off stage, parents chant “Shame!”
So, yes, it was a raucous meeting. But are parents supposed to meekly accept that their children are subjected to this sort of filth?
Apparently. This is the whole point of Garland’s notorious memo: to place a chill on free speech. It was designed to frighten parents into not showing up at school board meetings to complain about ideological propaganda being shoved down their kids’ throats, whether critical race theory, gender fluidity, transgender bathrooms, pornography, or other pet perversions of the extreme left.
Read more at the New York Post.