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Welcome, welcome, welcome. Ed Martin here on the Pro America Report. And we have some great interviews for you again. And I will give you a new update, the most recent update on the case for Speaker Trump. We’ll talk about that in a moment, and it looks like the Congress is still stalemated. We’ll see if they get anything passed on Thursday.
Pelosi is pushing hard. We’ll see if the $1 trillion bill is passed, a $3.5 trillion bill, lots and lots of spending, lots of chaos. All right.
But let’s get to what you need to know today, and that is this. There has been a growing onslaught of… against parents and parents rights within the relationship they have with their children. Now, you may think I’m going directly to say abortion where lots of people have been saying, hey, we shouldn’t have limitations on the right to abortion. And even a 15 year old should have the right to get an abortion. There are some states that are trying to mandate coverage on health insurance and confidentiality. I don’t mean any of that.
You’ve seen some people arguing that free speech and freedom of speech in general and expression means that people at any age they want, including young people, should have access to pornography and on and on and on. That’s not what I mean.
There’s two areas that I think we are coming into focus that are extraordinary. The first one has to do with what happened on Tuesday night, when a former Virginia governor, Terry McAuliffe, who’s running for governor for another term. He was in a debate with Glenn Youngkin, and Terry McAuliffe said, I can’t believe that they’re allowing legislatures to pass bills and parents to object to what they’re teaching.
And then he said the following sentence, I may get it off by a word or two, but he said, parents should have no right… Parents have no right to tell schools what to teach children. Now that’s the culmination, I heard someone tell me that they’ve heard Senator Patty Murray from Washington State say something similar a couple decades ago on the floor of the U.S. Senate.
But that’s a culmination of what is the condescension and, in fact, the power grab of government against parents is not only you don’t have a say, you don’t even have a say. You have no right to say. You’re actually intruding on something you have no right to be inside of. Meeaning what school’s teaching.
Now, this used to happen with regard to sex education. You’d have the school say, “oh, no, no, sorry. We’re just teaching the science. We’re the ones that know how this is supposed to be, and we’re teaching it. And you should have you have no right to object and you have no right to get in the middle of that.” And that was going on. It’s been going on for decades.
Now what they’re talking about is parents have no right to object to even talk about what the subjects are. What’s next is next, that your child comes home and says, I want to major in video games. I mean, I want to take courses in video games in high school. I don’t want have to take English. I certainly don’t want to have to do writing. It’s far too much work. I’d rather do just singing. I’d rather be in the chorus.
This is insanity. Now, I will say, my kids, of course, are in private school, I’ve talked a lot about it, and I go back to school night. And the smart thing about the people that run those schools is they know that we pay the tuition and it’s not insignificant. And so they say things often like we tell the kids, we tell your sons or we tell your daughter to be grateful to the parents for what they’re doing because they’re taking a big sacrifice to spend their money after taxes to pay for these schools.
And so when I tell my son, you’re gonna take Algebra 2, he doesn’t go to the teacher and say, I don’t want to take Algebra 2, and the teacher sides with him. That’s not how it works. But in the public schools, that’s what Terry McAuliffe said. That’s what Terry McAuliffe said.
Okay, so now… excuse me… Transition on, wait and wait with me a minute. And did you see the video, it’s about two minutes and ten seconds, of the NBA player. I think his name is Jonathan Isaac, and he has yet, so far, he’s not vaccinated. And he was asked why by a reporter. And he gave a two minute and ten seconds or so answer where he basically… very impressive. The guy was born in New York City, I think, in Brooklyn or the Bronx.
And he went to Florida State for one semester and now he’s in the pros. But he spoke like a, he could have been himself… He spoke like a seasoned pro. I guess he’s a seasoned pro in basketball as well as in speaking to the media.
And he basically said, “Well, I had COVID.” So the reporter said, you know, you’re not vaccinated. Can you tell us any of the reasons, some of the reasons why that would be? And he said, “Well, I’ll tell you, he said I had COVID. And he said, what I’ve learned about the antibodies and about people that have had Covid is they’re not likely to get it. And so he said, and, I’m in an age group where I’m unlikely to get it and be really hurt. And he said, plus, I’m in a physical category, healthy and active that I’m unlikely…”
He goes on and on and on on. And he said, and you know, he said, when people tell you you have to do something, he said, it also makes you think, why are they making me do that when all these things are going in one direction? And then he said, and by the way, he said, there is a small chance. And he said he acknowledged it’s very small that I would have complications from the vaccine.
So basically, he said, I’m just making a judgment. Now, he’s 20. I think maybe 21. So, but that’s what an adult says. And if an adult said the opposite, meaning a 20 or 21 year old said, I have to be vaccinated. That’s fine. But what about a 15 year old? What about a 16 year old? What about 12 year old, 5 year old? What is the number?
The idea that we have the government increasingly saying that they get to overstep the boundaries of the rights of parents – of a father, of a mother – in this relationship. This is truly, it’s truly a revolution with a small r. It’s a revolution to overthrow the family. And it’s a revolution, you know, just from this decision making standpoint absence, some indication that there is a reason to think otherwise.
Meaning let’s say that you have a mother who’s got serious health issues, mental health or otherwise, or a father who’s got a drug addiction or something. And there’s some reason to say that they’re impaired and therefore their kids would be imperiled. I’ve, absent that who’s the best one to make the decision? Who’s the best one? Who’s the one that spends the most time with the kid and has the best sense of the kid and understands the kid the best.
In theory, again, it may not be true, but in writ large that’s the experience and what you need to know is the use of the crisis of Covid and real fear that people have to change the relationship between parents and their children. It’s just significant. It’s worth arguing against just for that state. I do remember, I don’t know if I’ll never forget. I be a little too dramatic.
I remember asking the late Phyllis Schlafly for whom I worked about this question, vaccines and all. And she said, Well, you know, I’ve got people that have different arguments on both sides about the causes and the risks and all that where – this is before Covid. But she said, the one place that you have to be very, very careful is parents have to be in charge. Parents have to be in charge of their kids, and people have to be in charge of their bodies. You have to be very careful before you override that relationship, mother and children and parents and kids. And that’s what we’re seeing. That’s what we’re seeing. And I don’t know if the fever is breaking, you know, in New York State, the new governor, this woman Hochul, I think I might pronounce it right, She took Cuomo’s place when Cuomo was forced to resign.
She gave a talk where she said, God gave us the vaccine. And if you don’t take the vaccine, you’re against God. And she said, you know, I want you to, everybody hear me say this and she went on and on. This is Joe Biden, a few days ago said something like, if you know, the people that are unvaccinated, he made have used I think the phrase the other, they’re the other people.
This is dangerous language. And it’s not only dangerous in terms of being mean, it’s dangerous in what it’s being used for, how it’s being used, how it’s being used to shape the relationships people are having. And we’re watching this happen one after another. And so here’s Terry McAuliffe saying parents have no right to say what their kids are taught in school. And here’s a government saying parents have no right to object to vaccinations.
In fact, if they want their kids to be in school, it all goes back and rolls together, they have to do what we say. It’s an extraordinary time. There’s a lot here. And when you talk about our freedoms in this country, the freedom started with the individual. That was the difference maker, was the individual having the freedom. Freedom of worship, freedom of religion, obviously. But freedom of worship, association, speech. And we’re watching it be eroded in this crisis. It’s truly worrying. All right.
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