What subjects are important and need to be taught to your kids? Have you ever sat down and thought which lessons are important to you as a parent and which ones are not? What skills like reading, math, etc., will they need later in life?
There is only so much time in a school day to cover those topics that are important, yet we are seeing a growing number of topics that are not necessary or important taking up that valuable classroom time. The school board in Fairfax, Virginia has just added another lesson to their curriculum that is not important and in fact shouldn’t even be taught to students of any age.
At a recent board meeting packed with concerned and angry parents, the Fairfax school board supposedly discussed the suggestion of adding transgender lessons to their sex education curriculum for middle and high school students. The reason I say they supposedly discussed the possible addition of the transgender lessons was because the school board appeared to have had their minds made up beforehand and they completely ignored the parents.
Some parents were so upset over the way the meeting was being conducted that they angrily walked out. Many other parents expressed their concerns and reasons why they were against the teaching of transgender orientation.
Andrea Lafferty, a parent and President of the Traditional Values Coalition spoke out at the board meeting and asked the parents:
“Parents: Do you want your children in kindergarten to hear about same-sex marriage under the guise of families?”
To which the entire audience loudly responded:
Drake Wilkinson, another parent, likened the actions of the school board to Nazi Germany, saying:
“Today’s version of the Nazi Germany description would be something like this: ‘First they came for traditional marriage, and I did not speak out because I wanted to be tolerant. Then they came for the children in our schools, and I did not speak out … Then they came for me, and there was no one left to speak for me.”
Lafferty told a Christian media outlet:
“It’s not a part of the state law, it’s not a part of the state school board instruction, but they’ve decided to add it against the will of many of the parents. We are very concerned that they are doing it here in Fairfax County and perhaps other places without the parents’ knowledge or consent.”
“It’s just bizarre. They want to force this on the kids in Fairfax County when in fact it’s not a part of SOLs or the required education.”
After listening to the many concerns and objections of parents, the school board quickly approved the new transgender material laced curriculum before adjourning the meeting.
Several decades ago, no school board in America would have dared make such a decision against the objections of so many parents, but our culture has changed. The public schools teach students to go against their parents in many things such as having sex and abortions without parental knowledge or permission, so it only makes sense that the school boards would also ignore parental authority.
Whether you realize it or not, the actions of the school board are typical for a socialist government where those in leadership ignore the will of the people and do what they want anyway. This is also one of the proofs that America is no longer a republic, but has digressed into a democracy. Allow me to remind you that ‘democracy’ is not what many people think it is. A democracy is a form of government where the people elect leaders to rule over them, whereas a republic is where the people elect leaders who follow the will of the people and rule for them.
With the many socialist actions of the White House and Supreme Court, we are going to see more and more democratic rule which basically could be defined as tyrannical socialism.