Gov. Glenn Youngkin’s victory over Terry McAuliffe in Virginia last fall should have taught Democrats some lessons about the government getting between parents and their children. It’s not surprising that the Left has doubled down and tried to demonize the phrase “parents’ rights.” Juan Williams said on Fox News last fall that “parents’ rights” was just code for “white race politics.” And when Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis signed the Parental Rights in Education bill into law Monday, Education Secretary Miguel Cardona said DeSantis was targeting some of the most vulnerable Floridians “under the guise of parents’ rights.”
.@SecCardona: "By signing this bill, Governor DeSantis has chosen to target some of Florida’s most vulnerable students and families, all while under the guise of 'parents’ rights.'” https://t.co/GeDsM536aL
— Bryan Lowry (@BryanLowry3) March 28, 2022
We’ll note that the Miami Herald ran a picture of Cardona with a bunch of students who are definitely not kindergarteners.
Cardona issued a lengthy statement Monday, but White House Communications Director Kate Bedingfield broke it down for reporters Tuesday, saying that the Department of Education would be “monitoring” the implementation of the Parental Rights in Education Bill to see if it violated any federal civil rights laws.
The White House is directing the Department of Education to evaluate whether or not Florida's parental rights legislation violates federal civil rights law. pic.twitter.com/O9uyWZw8P0
— Townhall.com (@townhallcom) March 29, 2022
We can save Cardona the time — it doesn’t. Telling kindergarten teachers not to lead a discussion with their students about how they went paddleboarding with their partner over the weekend is not a civil rights violation.
As we said above, it’s telling how triggered liberals are at the idea of kindergarten through third-grade teachers not being allowed to lead class discussions on sexual orientation and gender identity; poor Chasten Buttigieg says DeSantis is trying to make the whole LGBTQ community disappear. These teachers resent that there are parents who stand between them and “their” children.
Whose civil rights?
— Pat Hoban (@pathbn) March 29, 2022
Discussing sex and gender identity with kindergartners in the classroom is a civil right?
— AdamInHTownTX (Not a Biologist) (@AdamInHTownTX) March 29, 2022
Whose civil rights are we talking about? The taxpayers are paying public school teachers to teach 5-9 yr olds how to read and write…not to engage in an evening cable news debate about fringe gender topics…sorry, this Administration needs to stop with the virtue signaling 👣🤔
— barefootdave (@barefootdave2) March 29, 2022
DO You really want to take on parents again in a losing battle?
— Dante4Real (@dante4_real) March 29, 2022
They really, really do. They’re going to keep kicking and screaming right through the midterms.
Good. Have at it.
— Rich Weinstein (@phillyrich1) March 29, 2022
Please continue to pursue this. I cannot WAIT until November.
— Right Questions (@AskingRightQs) March 29, 2022
— Dauntless KAG (@Jlk4USA) March 29, 2022
They want our kids so badly, it’s alarming.
— 🇺🇸Teresa🐻 (@AmericanHere2) March 29, 2022
How about you evaluate how you can protect parental rights from radical progressives?
— Larry Garfield (@DiamanteCalabri) March 29, 2022
That’s not the role of the Dept. of Education.
— Rafaella Gabriela Sarsaparilla (@magic_mom14) March 29, 2022
So, the Dept of Education is now part of the Judicial Branch of Government?
— 7/4/1776 (@pross1120) March 29, 2022
Why do they want to groom our children so damn much? It's disgusting.
— Mr. Jeremy high-T (@JTfromPA) March 29, 2022
“Tragic impact?” Please. Such theatre.
— HereForIt (@MarkAFields) March 29, 2022
Jen Psaki has called the law “hateful” and “horrific” but she never told us what the “tragic impact” would be. The only tragic impact will be on teachers who want to talk about their sexuality in front of their students.
FL Kindergarten teacher whining about NOT discussing his love life with his students is exactly WHY the so-called ‘Don’t Say Gay’ LAW was needed (watch) https://t.co/ZcYKjxwk4z
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) March 29, 2022