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Like many Americans, I’m busy. I work and maintain a house, so I catch the news on the fly most days. Quite frankly, I can’t take it for longer than 15-minute intervals because it’s so bad. So I set up the ironing board and flipped on the TV this morning to make sure a meteor wasn’t heading towards Earth. There was our Attorney General on Capitol Hill being grilled on the latest “justice issues.”
A hot question was why the Justice Dept. is getting involved in school board meetings? Talking heads are starting to label parents who question what schools are teaching as domestic terrorists? Some school board meetings have been heated for good reason, and no one condones threats or violence. Where is this coming from? It stems from a letter announcing the investigation of threats that will involve the following agencies?
“The letter noted that law enforcement in some communities needed extra help monitoring threat levels, and specifically asked for resources from the DOJ, FBI, U.S. Secret Service, Department of Homeland Security and U.S. Postal Inspection Service.” — The Hill 10/5/21
Are things that bad? The post office? Are these issues not under the authority of local law enforcement? Then the Attorney General was asked about his son-in-law, who is involved in a company that supplies “critical race theory” materials to schools, and has received a lot of money, including from Mark Zuckerberg and other big donors? What? Is that a conflict in his job as Attorney General, someone asks? Are you kidding? Hit the off button on the remote, don’t burn the shirt that I’m ironing — take a sip of water. It’s getting hot in here — turn on the paddle fan.
Hoping that topic is done, hit the on button. More taxpayer money to address the rampant drug and gun issues that are permeating our country. Yes, said the Attorney General — we are addressing these critical issues because many are dying needlessly from drug overdoses and there are too many crimes involving guns. We are “stepping up and cracking down,” he says. I think…..with what? Are you sure you didn’t mean you are stepping down and cracking up? Have you checked the Border lately? How many drugs, criminals and weapons have you caught there? Could an open border with many law enforcement and border patrol being unsupported and understaffed, have anything to do with it?
How about the vaccination mandates, causing many long-time officers to hang it up? Yet illegal immigrants who are not vaccinated are pouring in — I think we are up to a million, and being loaded on planes and shipped around the country at night? Is that not totally backward, Mr. Attorney General? Gasp! Click the off button again. This is insane!
Sheepishly click the on button after waiting 15 minutes… Criminal justice reform gets brought up and voting rights issues — really? Again? Someone asks, has anyone been charged for Insurrection since Jan. 6th? The AG says no. Have you checked the conditions of people being held in jail since Jan. 6th? The AG says no — “he may have heard things are not tolerable” and they are looking into it… Click off a third and last time.
Help me understand — is the priority law and order, justice for all, protection of Freedom of Speech? Help us to understand Mr. Attorney General, why crime is up, drug use is up, lawlessness is overlooked or ignored, when we have had the resources and funds to correct these issues, yet you are focusing on parents at school board meetings?Published in