By Thomas J. Edwards —
We have arrived at a crossroads our founding fathers feared in 1776 and throughout the writing of the Constitution and Bill of Rights, the supremacy of government over our constitutionally guaranteed individual freedom of choice and speech.
U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland — who almost had a seat on the U.S. Supreme Court in 2016 except for the courage of then Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) — has authorized the use of Nazi-style goon squads to terrorize parents who protest schools and teachers using racist ideology to propagandize their children, in this case the use of the highly questionable Critical Race Theory and the 1619 Project.
Garland succumbed to a request from the National School Board Association to prosecute parents who confront school boards with demands to abandon CRT and 1619. The union wants such parents to be declared domestic terrorists and purveyors of hate speech, creating a whole new category of lawbreakers with a stigma not unlike the Hollywood Ten in the McCarthy era who were suspected communists, suspected being the operable word.
Such a declaration carries with it stigmas like travel restrictions — a ban from using the nation’s airlines — and obstacles to getting a job, opening a back account or receiving credit approval. It is tantamount to a national shunning, an embrace of the revolutionary styles of Mao Ze Dong’s “Cultural Revolution” and Pol Pot’s national cleansing of the Cambodian intelligentsia, both resulting in the deaths of millions within the last 60 years.
Garland’s quick acquiescence, his resistance was non-existent, should be the final move by the radical left without some show of active resistance from Americans who revere the Constitution and rule of law designed from it. The so-called silent majority has been silent too long and that is taken by the left as complacency and lethargy.
Garland’s action is just too Himmlerian in style, bringing to mind the state of mind of the German People in 1933 who sat passively and in fear while SS leader Heinrich Himmler’s Nazi goon squads terrorized the German population into submission to Adolph Hitler.
Garland’s move poses the only question possible at the moment. How will our Night of Broken Glass compare with Germany’s November 1938 Kristallnacht?