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Parental Rights Bill 2

“Parental Rights Bill 2,” Monterey Herald – March 30, 2023

The Republicans in the lower house recently passed the “Parental Bill of Rights Act,” giving parents access to the school curriculum and reading lists. The Democrats immediately labeled the bill “extreme” and said such openness promoted “fascism.” That is odd. The National Socialists of German nationalized their schools. Parents had no individual rights to do anything. In fact, the Nazi school administration and their teachers’ union told schoolchildren to report any parent who mouthed anti-Nazis/socialist statements at home.

Not allowing parents to participate in their child’s education is by definition authoritarian and “fascist.” What is wrong with today’s Democrats? Don’t they understand the importance of accurate history?

— Lawrence Samuels, Carmel