U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland recently announced that the Department of Justice (DOJ) will be investigating parents who disrupt local school board meetings.
According to Fox News host and former New York state Judge Jeanine Pirro, that’s the first step down a terrifying road, calling the asinine move “part of the Marxist agenda,” Breitbart reports.
The announcement came via a public statement published by the DOJ earlier this month that warned of “harassment, intimidation and threats of violence against school board members, teachers and workers in our nation’s public schools.”
The DOJ statement explained that as a result of this “disturbing trend,” Garland has ordered the FBI and U.S. Attorneys’ Offices to meet with state, federal, and local law enforcement agencies “to discuss strategies.”
“Threats against public servants are not only illegal, they run counter to our nation’s core values,” Garland said.
He added: “Those who dedicate their time and energy to ensuring that our children receive a proper education in a safe environment deserve to be able to do their work without fear for their safety.”
The DOJ statement went on to reveal that President Joe Biden’s Justice Department will “create specialized training and guidance for local school boards and school administrators.”
Such training will include “how to report threatening conduct to the appropriate law enforcement agencies, and how to capture and preserve evidence of threatening conduct to aid in the investigation and prosecution of these crimes.”
It’s true that an increasing number of parents have made their strong opinions heard at local school board meetings in recent months, with many objecting to restrictive COVID-19 policies as well as the teaching of the highly controversial idea of critical race theory.
However, the DOJ’s sense of urgency seems curious given that no school board meetings have yet devolved into the sort of violent rioting that was witnessed over past years during social justice protests, such as those initiated by Black Lives Matter (BLM) and Antifa.
According to Pirro, that’s because the U.S. government’s true motive — at least under a Democratic regime — has less to do with stopping crime than it does with promoting something far more sinister.
“Folks, it’s all part of the Marxist agenda: Separate children from their parents,” Pirro said Saturday during a broadcast of Justice With Judge Jeanine. She added, “Family is not the most important unit, the government is.”