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In pursuit of protecting students, House GOP endangers local school rule and spurs federal overreach

Discussion in 'Other Discussions' started by KenH, Mar 25, 2023.

  1. KenH

    KenH Well-Known Member

    May 18, 2002
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    I appreciate GOP congressman Ken Buck(column link below) and the other four GOP House members who agreed with his reasoning in voting against this bill. I appreciate the 1.8% of the GOP House members who stood up with their votes for the principle of federalism that the framers set up in the U.S. Constitution.

    "The Republicans in the House, however, have succumbed to the latest populist fever. Rather than respecting constitutional limits on the federal government — truly the greatest safeguard on individual liberty — House Republicans are willing to jettison the Constitution and federalism for a bill that elevates the federal government in education. Parental rights and fighting woke education both do well on social media, and many of my colleagues have chosen the instant gratification of social media appeal over the foundational principles enshrined in the Constitution.

    More authority for parents in their children’s education is essential and should be the goal of every parent, every conservative and every local government. But expanding the federal government’s authority to usurp local control of education is the wrong way to achieve our goals.

    Contrary to what many of my Republican colleagues would have us believe, federalism is worth protecting, even when we control one chamber of Congress and even when we have ideas that would perform well on Instagram."

    - rest of column at In pursuit of protecting students, House GOP endangers local school rule and spurs federal overreach - Washington Times
    #1 KenH, Mar 25, 2023
    Last edited: Mar 25, 2023
  2. Van

    Van Well-Known Member
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    Mar 4, 2011
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    No need to pick on the GOP, it is the voters who voted against school choice that destroyed education, turning it over the Teacher's Unions who advocate, masking, school closure, the grooming kids for sexual predators.