A New Hampshire lawmaker is under fire after urging a parent supporting parental rights to “shut up” and let teachers teach. The far-left Democrat also suggested parents are not qualified to know how their own children should be raised and educated because they are not a “professional.”
The scandal comes as White House occupant Joe Biden and U.S. “Education” Secretary Miguel Cardona have repeatedly invoked the Hitlerian notion that children belong to government and its teachers. In the last few weeks, both have publicly peddled the dangerous idea.
The controversial comments from New Hampshire Democrat Rep. Tommy Hoyt were a response to a constituent’s request that he support SB272, a parental-rights bill to keep parents informed, “without any amendments.” The parent of four children also suggested parents should not be seen as a threat.
The Democrat representative responded by blasting parents. “Do you know why children’s results tanked during covid. Their parents were incompetent teachers,” Hoyt said. “Do your children a favor, let the teachers teach, and shut up. You’re clearly no professional.”
Hoyt confirmed to local media outlets that the emails were genuine. However, despite refusing to apologize for insulting parents and a constituent, the radicalized leftwing legislator said he perhaps should have used “better words” in his response.
“The way I feel is that children’s test scores in school performance dropped off drastically was because they didn’t have teachers,” Hoyt told NH Journal. “And the parents that thought, ‘We can replace them and can tell them what to do,’ was not effective. I probably could have used better words.”
The bill, which was opposed by the teachers’ unions and the LGBT lobby, would have forced school districts to share information about gender confusion being suffered by their children. After extreme tactics by progressive Democrats, the bill was narrowly defeated last week.
Unfortunately, the sentiments expressed by extremist Rep. Hoyt are not uncommon among totalitarians throughout the last century. From National Socialist (Nazi) tyrant Adolf Hitler and fascist dictator Benito Mussolini to Communist butchers such as Joseph Stalin and Chairman Mao Zedong, the view of government employees as better qualified to teach children has been widespread among totalitarians.
Today, the view is becoming more and more commonly expressed by politicians in the United States. Just last week, U.S. Secretary Miguel Cardona said something similar. “Teachers know what is best for their kids because they are with them every day. We must trust teachers,” he posted on Twitter.
Biden, meanwhile, made similar remarks less than a month ago. “There is no such thing as someone else’s child,” he said during a White House speech honoring “teachers of the year” from across America. “No such thing as someone else’s child. Our nation’s children are all our children.”
Hillary Clinton even wrote a book expressing such sentiments called “It Takes A Village.” And increasingly, Democrat politicians nationwide have been legislating that dangerous ideology. At the same time, just like Hitler and other totalitarians, they are acting as if the government is the protector of children rather than parents.
There is nobody who loves a child more than his or her parents. Numerous mass-murdering tyrants have showed the world how dangerous it is to forget that. Responsibility for raising and educating children belongs to parents, not government — and for the sake of all that is good, it must remain that way forever.