Thank you, Attorney General Merrick Garland. Sometimes a particular story just pulls at one’s heartstrings. For me, it is the story of what is happening at various school boards all over this country.
I have seen the videos. Many of you have as well, I am sure. I was shocked — sickened — and sad. I know you were too. I know this because you voiced that sadness, that feeling of disbelief that the world has come to this. It’s a terrible feeling. That is a feeling nobody wants to have to lug around with them. But it is understandable why we all feel that way.
There does seem to be something about seeing PARENTS specifically indulging in this behavior that presents us with this omnipresent feeling of doom and infinite SADNESS. I felt the same way watching the mask burnings where some children were brought along to participate by their families. How has it come to this?
As Palmer Report previously laid out, the National School Boards Association sent a letter to President Biden asking for help. And it’s no wonder they did. I was confident the association would hear back quickly.
And so they have. Attorney General Merrick Garland is getting involved. And he is going to help. “Threats against public servants are not only illegal, they run counter to our nation’s core values,” Garland said.
Garland has already told the FBI he wants to see this behavior prosecuted when appropriate. And Garland has directed both the FBI and U.S. Attorneys’ Offices to investigate everything that has been happening regarding threats being made against educators, parents, and school board members.
I say thank you, AG Garland. I say this behavior must be dealt with appropriately. I am with everyone who has spoken out about how sad this has made them feel. But we have the right people in charge, and now there is excellent reason to think that these threats will be dealt with in the way they should be.