I wrote recently about half the Democrats in the House refusing to vote to condemn socialism, even after assuring us that, of course, they’re not socialists, why what nonsense, perish the thought! Well, except for those like AOC who actually call themselves “Democratic Socialists,” but trust them, that’s, like, totally different, LOL. Yet somehow, the evidence that they can’t help defending socialism and attacking traditional American values just keeps piling up.
Like the Senate Democrats in Virginia who just voted on party lines to reject the nomination to the Virginia Board of Education of Gov. Youngkin’s nominee, Suparna Dutta. Youngkin said they shockingly claimed she isn’t qualified, even though "She is a mother and advocate for parents’ rights, she is an (Indian) immigrant and an advocate for Asian American rights, she is an engineer and advocate for STEM in education." But most un-qualifyingly, she dared to speak up during a board meeting to say that socialism is incompatible with democracy, and that "It co-opts the important decisions belonging to families and individuals."
This apparently horrified some of the other board members, including Democrat Senator Tim Kaine’s wife, Anne Holton, who sparked Dutta’s comment by saying she was “uncomfortable” with proposed school standards that say the "Declaration of Independence and the Constitution are remarkable documents" and that socialism and communism are "incompatible with democracy and individual freedoms." She insisted, "You cannot reference the Declaration of Independence and Constitution as remarkable documents without also acknowledging that they contain fundamental flaws of enshrining slavery and limiting the protections that they provided for only to white, propertied men,” and that "plenty of governments" call themselves socialist democratic governments. Given a choice, guess which one I'd say is unqualified to be on the Board of Education?
Democrats branded Dutta as a “far-right extremist” (their new term for anyone to the right of Rob Reiner) and claimed she said some politically-incorrect things that she denies. But their banning of Dutta from having a place on the Board of Education while Holton remains should send a signal to parents everywhere, and especially in Virginia, that you can’t just vote out the local school board and expect schools to stop being anti-American indoctrination camps. You have to look higher to weed out the problem. Like with the Senators who oversee the state Board of Education.