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the sun fish is classified as a vulnerable species. this one measuring more than 10 feet long, suspected of weighing more than 4,000 pounds. scientists taking samples and photographing the fish before returning it safely to the water. that's how fox reports this saturday, october 16th of 2021. i'm jon scott. thanks for watching. see you tomorrow. ♪ ♪ >> mark: i'm mark levin. this is "life, liberty and levin". we have two great guests, senator josh hawley who is helping to lead the charge against tyranny in this country and an expert on critical race theory from the manhattan institute. this program tonight is about
liberty, your liberty. it is about speech, your speech, your freedom of association. it is about your school districts. it is about your kids in the classroom. it is about your neighborhoods and communities, all of which are under assault by the biden administration specifically the attorney general of the united states merrick garland and his department of justice. let's begin at the beginning. the 1st amendment to the constitution, which you would think they would understand over there at the department of justice, congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion or prohibiting the free exercise thereof or bridging the freedom of speech or of the press or the right of the people to peaceably assemble and to petition the government for a redress of grievances. to petition the government for a redress of grievances. we're focused on free speech, freedom of association, and the petition the government for a redress of grievances. the 1st amendment of the constitution of the united states, the bill of rights is
under attack by the attorney general of the united states, merrick garland and his staff. and now we've learned it is also under attack by joe biden's staff, as well as others at the white house, in a coordinated attack to try and silent parents and taxpayers, the citizens of this nation who elect their school boards, who send their children into these classrooms. why? because they're challenging the poison, the rot, the radical marxist propaganda that is being taught to your children from kindergarten through 12th grade. and apparently that's too much for them to tolerate. lay disand gentlemen -- ladies and gentlemen, this is the memo that will go down in history as one of the most egregious violations of your liberty. it is a memo that is signed by merrick garland. it is a memo that's gone to the criminal division of the justice department, the national security division, the civil rights division, the executive
office of u.s. attorneys, the federal bureau of investigation, as if this is kind of in east german [inaudible]. parents in this country, they are going to spy on you, gather intelligence on you, they are going to track you, and the organizations you belong to, and a special phone number is set up so a teacher or a bureaucrat or union or whomever thinks if you're threatening or harassing them, they will set loose the fbi to come to your home and to interview you. among other things in this memo, loose language, like they are going to look at efforts to intimidate individuals based on their views. they're going to be committing to using their authority and their resources. they have a dedicated line of communication for threat reporting. there's a problem here. the federal government has absolutely no authority whatsoever in the classroom, in the school district, at board meetings, period.
there's no federal nexis of any kind whatsoever, and they know it. -- there's no federal nexus of any kind whatever and they know it. i will prove it to you in a minute. the supreme court has ruled that the nazis can march in illinois. at the time a mostly jewish community. they had ruled on the supreme court that you can burn the american flag, as a representation of speech. and on and on and on, but if you're a parent and you go to a school board member, and you're raising your voice, you're even hollering, or you have a sign that they think is offensive or you're warning school board members that you are going to defeat them, well apparently that's a threat. that is a lie. the department of justice has gone rogue, again. and this is an attack on your liberty, the liberty of the entire country, and of course, the propaganda corrupt media is mostly silent. they walk in lock step with this administration or any democrat for that matter. there's an organization called america first legal. and there's a letter that was
sent to the inspector general of the department of justice by reed rubenstein, and he is a senior counsel for this group, and i want to tell you what they have uncovered. listen to part of this letter because this shows how pernicious this has become within the biden administration, the democrats, the teachers unions, the bureaucrats in the education establishment, and of course the democrats. our understanding of the facts they write to the inspector general, this in part, in early september, biden administration stake holders, that would be the unions, the school boards, and so forth held discussions regarding avenues for potential federal action against parents with a key biden doest manic -- domestic council official who they call jane doe number one and white house staff who they call john doe number one, stake holders also held discussions with senior department officials. that's department of justice,
including at least one political apointee in the department civil rights division jane doe number two. jane doe number one and john doe number one and others in the white house separately expressed concern regarding the potential partisan political impact of parent mobilization and organization among school issues in the up coming midterm elections. this is about as sleazy and untorrid as it gets. upon information and belief with the express consent of jane doe number one, jane doe number two, and other biden administration officials developed a plan to use a letter from an outside group which they said is not the usual suspects. that would likely be i assume the letter from the national school boards association, this outrageous, outrageous letter, as pretext for federal action to chill, deter, and discourage
parents from exercising their constitutional rights and privileges. so according to this, the department of justice, at the most senior levels of the biden administration, and these organizations, including the national school board association colluded, conspired, to set up the parents and parent organizations and tax payers of this country to silence them. upon information and belief, in or about mid september, work began on development of what became the attorney general's memorandum. concerns expressed by department staff included, one, the absence of federal law enforcement nexus and authority, exactly there is none. number two the constitutionally protected nature of parent's protest. absolutely. it is protected. however, jane doe number two made it clear this was a white house priority and a deliverable would be created. next, on or about september 29th, citing legal authorities, including the patriot act, the
national school boards association made public a letter demanding federal action against parents, citing authorities including the patriot act. the justification for federal action included among other things, parents were posting watch lists against school boards and spreading misinformation. the boards were adopting critical race theory curriculum and working to maintain on-line learning for haphazardly contributing it to covid-19. it is not clear yet to what extent draft letters were shared to biden administration officials including jane doe number one and jane doe number two and whether changeses were suggested or made by them prior to the release date. on my radio show i said i smelled a rat. did this letter from the national school board association and the eventual memorandum from the attorney general, the overlap could not simply be coincidental. moreover it was written on september 29th and a memo was
put out five days later is fast. on october 4th, the attorney general's memorandum was made public. this suggests that the entire matter was precoordinated and the september 29th pretext or that the normal clearance process in standard order both within the department and the other agencies of the federal government were bypassed or corrupted. now, on october 5, that's the day after the memo went out, there was a follow-up call involving among others the white house counsel's office, jane doe number two and many other biden administration political and career officials, the briefing included how to talk about equity initiatives to avoid liability for violating discrimination laws and critically to hide equity measures initiatives and action from freedom of information act disclosure, which is violation of law. the intention it seems to evade public scrutiny of these biden administration activities. so there you have it, ladies and gentlemen. a letter that's gone to the
inspector general, the department of justice, that the white house senior officials in domestic policy, biden staff, coordinated with senior officials at the department of justice, including at the civil rights division, to squash, to squelch parents who are protesting, parents who are objecting, parents who are speaking up at board meetings because the biden administration fear it would have a negative political impact on the up coming elections. so what do they do? they act like a totalitarian marxist regime. they're going to unleash federal law enforcement, the civil rights division, the criminal division, the fbi, the u.s. attorneys, they're going to unleash in coordination with friendly state law enforcement, friendly local law enforcement, the entire law enforcement apparatus of the united states against parents. ladies and gentlemen, these school buildings belong to us. we tax payers have paid for
them. these union members, they are our employees. these school board members, they are our representatives. they act like they're in operation all among themselves. they don't want to be challenged. they don't want to be questioned. one more point, the attorney general of the united states, in addition to all of this, has a conflict of interest. his son-in-law, that is the husband of his daughter, started a company called panorama, panorama provides guidance and seminars and information to promote, what, critical race theory, genderism, the whole marxist agenda in our classrooms. and the company's worth millions, and 25% of the schools it's reported in this country are already using the materials from this company. and so what better way to enhance the millions of dollars earned by your family than to squelch the parents and prevent them from having an impact on what their children are taught.
so the attorney general of the united states failed to recuse himself. as a matter of fact, he's the point of the spear. he signed the memo. one of the most grotesque acts of totalitarianism we have seen in this country quite frankly. when we come back, we're going to have senator josh hawley. we're going to have another guest, and we will have further discussion about all of this. i will be right back. nicorette knows, quitting smoking is freaking hard. you get advice like: just stop. go for a run. go for 10 runs! run a marathon. instead, start small. with nicorette. which can lead to something big. start stopping with nicorette. ♪upbeat music♪
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>> mark: welcome back, america. senator josh hawley, last week you had a hearing at the senate judiciary committee, and the deputy attorney general of the united states, was answering questions, or was she? she seemed to be ducking a lot of very significant questions you were asking about the ambiguity of this memo, about the 1st amendment, about civil liberties and so forth. what did you make of her? >> thanks for having me, mark. it is great to be with you. i made of her that she didn't want to answer any questions. that she didn't want to actually take any responsibility for this extraordinary memo from the justice department at the direction of joe biden, the idea that they would use the fbi to intervene in school board meetings with the purpose of let's be honest intimidating and
harassing parents, just unprecedented. i said to her, i said listen, this isn't about violence. we all know that if somebody threatens violence, the local police will book that person. they will charge that person. they will get them out of there. this is about using federal law enforcement to try and intimidate parents because these parents are daring to stand up and criticize critical race theory. that's what this is about. i said to her, what are the standards? your memorandum says the fbi will investigate intimidation and harassment. according to who? i mean, by what standards? and she wouldn't answer those questions, mark. she wouldn't give me any definitions. she just kept coming back to well everybody is against violence. of course we're against violence. what we're not against though is free expression. what we're not against is the 1st amendment. but that's what this administration is doing. they are attacking our basic 1st amendment principles, and it's all in an effort to try and shut down moms and dads, parents, who are paying their taxes, who have kids in schools, and by the way, who are voters, and they have a right to express their condition
at school board -- to express their opinion at school board meetings. this is unprecedented. i will do everything i can to stop it. >> mark: this is the same attorney general who was testifying his confirmation who refused to call the attacks on the portland federal courthouse acts of domestic terrorism because they happened at night and nobody was there. i'm not aware of a pattern of violence in these various school districts, and they haven't presented any, neither the national school board association or the attorney general in his memo, i'm not aware that violence is so out of control that local police are unable to handle this. that is an absolute flat out lie. are you aware of any federal nexus or federal basis that would allow the united states department of justice and its various instrumentalities to go into school boards to monitor parents, to question parents who dare to become vociferous or provocative? >> none whatsoever, mark. i can't imagine what the basis
is for having the fbi get involved here. i will say this, i mean, it's interesting that the biden administration has finally found some form of violence that it doesn't approve of. i mean, as we're seeing violent crimes surge across our country, homicides a year on year high, violent attacks are at highs, and the biden administration has done nothing. they won't lift their finger, but yet, they want to shut down parents from speaking, by calling that violence. i mean, it's just -- it's truly extraordinary, and it's dangerous, and you talked about this earlier. this is a dangerous precedent to use federal law enforcement to go after citizens to stop them from speaking about things you don't like. if this is allowed to stand, i shutter to think what will happen in the future under this administration or any other administration when it comes to trying to silence law-abiding citizens, parents, tax payers, who are just speaking their mind. can i just add, by the way, mark? they have got every right to speak their mind about any topic, but critical race theory, they are right to stand up and
say they don't want their kids being taught these lies. they are right to stand up and say they don't want their kids to be indoctrinated. the idea you would use the federal government to shut them down, that's wrong. >> mark: it is very interesting, senator hawley, how different groups and different people are treated differently by this administration. they haven't gone full bore against black lives matter, which has as part of its mission overthrowing the united states government, a marxist organization, a very violent organization as we saw this summer. they won't even recognize antifa as an organization. they're not tracking down antifa and its funding sources and so forth. i mean, people aren't showing up at these school board meetings with frozen water bottles or umbrellas or molotov cocktails or anything of that sort. the effort to characterize all these parents as domestic terrorists, and that's what they are doing, because there's
[inaudible] is really disgusting. it is appalling. the lack of media outcry except in a few outlets is really shocking. are you not appalled by the fact that the media in this country isn't even standing up for freedom of speech? >> i'm appalled. i'm disturbed by it. i think again the trend is very very dangerous. and it's just an extraordinary thing, mark, to see this government, to joe biden go after and try to silence parents, tax paying parents by using federal law enforcement. can i just say that you know that you've lost the argument, you know that you are totally out of touch when you are trying to use the arm of the federal government to tell moms and dads that they don't have any right to speak, and if they want to get up and question what's going on in their own kids' schools, they might get an fbi agent knocking at their door. i mean, that is just -- it is extraordinary. i don't think parents are going to put up with it. i know what the intent of this is. the intent is meant to silence parents. i don't think it is going to have that effect. i think the american people are going to look at this and they
killing one deputy constable and injuring two others outside a bar in houston last night. the deputies were working an extra shift as security guards when they responded to a suspected robbery outside the bar. they were shot while trying to make an arrest. the houston police department says one person was arrested but he is not believed to be the shooter. robert durst has tested positive for covid and is in a los angeles hospital and on a ventilator. that's according to his attorney. the 78-year-old was sentenced to life in prison on thursday after being convicted of killing his long-time friend susan berman, more than 20 years ago. durst's attorney says he was having difficulty breathing and speaking on thursday. i'm jon scott. now back to "life liberty and levin". ♪ ♪ >> mark: senator josh hawley, the fbi, the department of
justice, over the last several years has not exactly conducted itself in exemplary way. as a matter of fact, i would argue it's been thoroughly politicized and lawless. what can a senator do about these sort of things, particularly when you're in the minority? i mean you can't even call for hearings and so forth. what can be done? >> well, i think what we can do is stand up and demand answers, mark, which is my job. i mean this is why when we had justice department officials up in front of us last week, i took the opportunity to ask about the fbi's crackdown on these local school boards and to drive for answers. you know, actually i had democrats on the committee saying this is not the right forum, senator hawley. this is a hearing about something else. you need to wait. the answer is you can't wait. whenever you have opportunity, you got to push for answers. you got to push for accountability. and republicans need to keep doing that. speaking of the fbi for a second, we also heard testimony recently that when it comes to these u.s. gymnasts, who were
abused, you know, they went to the fbi. they gave their cases. they gave their details to the fbi. what they testified was the fbi didn't do anything. here you have the fbi not acting on what turned out to be credible allegations of abuse. but now the biden administration wants the fbi to go to local school boards? i mean, this is the priority? not going after crime? but going after parents? i think that speaks to the kind of misplaced priorities, and you're absolutely right about what we learned in the last administration, what we learned was officials at the fbi and the department of justice falsified evidence to a court in order to get wiretaps on the former president's campaign and campaign officials, by lying to a court about it. if that's not corruption, i don't know what is. >> mark: it just seems to me that the culture, the media, the democrat party's surrogates have a very low standard when it comes to morality and ethics and complying with the law. we saw the summer before last
all the violence that was taking place, and that was called mostly peaceful. you saw democrat mayors painting blm in their boulevards and so forth. you saw basketball players and others contributing heavily to black lives matter. but the organization was celebrated. the marxist founders were celebrated. here we have parents, and we have taxpayers, who are voicing -- let me say this, the constitution, senator, doesn't say you got to go up there and sound like a host on npr. it doesn't say you have to go up there and be monotone throughout. you're allowed to raise your voice. you're allowed to wave your arms. you're allowed to picket. you're allowed to protest. you're allowed to bring street signs. you're allowed to be energetic. you are allowed to do all those things. you are not allowed to be violent. that's different. they provide no evidence, i mean, it's very very sketchy, no evidence of this widespread
violence, and so the civil libertarian groups, let me ask it to you this way, any democrats in the senate join you when you were raising concerns with the deputy attorney general about how these parents were about to be treated? >> no, in fact what they said at the time, mark, was they attempted to stop me from asking the questions and, you know, said this is not a hearing about that. this is, you know, mocking. this is not the right time or place to ask these questions. i mean, listen, when you come before the united states senate, you take an oath, and you've done something like what this administration has done, trying to use the fbi against citizens, if you come before me, and you're under oath, i'm going to ask you questions. if you come before me, i'm going to ask you tough questions. i am not going to let you off easy and i'm not going to be told i have to get the democrats permission beforehand. to speak about the left double-standard. the left has gotten weird. have you noticed this? they are following kristen sinema into bathrooms. they are breaking the law by following people around and
putting cameras in their faces on airplanes. they are violating basic principles of decency and the law. they are doing all of that. yet when it comes to parents wanting to express their views at school board meetings, we can't have that. that's harassment. the left have gotten their priorities backwards. they have their standards totally doubled up. it is just weird behavior, weirder and weirder from the left. and it would be something that we could just say boy, that's strange, but the fact that they are using the federal government to enforce these speech codes and to enforce their political ideology, that's dangerous. >> mark: senator, you specifically said to the chairman of the committee last week, we need to have a hearing on this issue, on this memo. we need the attorney general up here under oath. we need to question the attorney general about what he's done here. is the chairman of the committee calling a hearing? >> no, in fact, he waved that off. they will look away, mark, like they do every time. you know, the democrats have been doing this on every
subject, afghanistan, the debacle there. they looked the other direction. they don't want to talk about it. the fbi's abuses in the last administration, they look the other way. now, the fbi's abuse and the justice department's abuse when it comes to school boards, they just look the other way. they're enablers. they are enabling this administration in its lawlessness and in its fecklessness and in the dangers that they are creating for this country, but i can tell you this, the attorney general of the united states will have to come back up to the senate. he will have to come back up to the judiciary committee and when he does, you can expect that i at least am going to press him for answers, and i'm not going to be put off. he might try to stone wall me. he might try to deny me the ability to get the answers, but i am going to put the questions to him and i hope my colleagues will join me. >> mark: i noticed the head of the fbi christopher wray hasn't objected certainly not publicly or to members of congress. i guess he's all
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>> mark: welcome back, america. christopher rufo has been on this, issue of critical race theory. he's an expert. he's senior fellow at manhattan institute and a national resource. christopher, would you please first explain to american people what is critical race theory? >> sure. critical race theory is an academic discipline that holds that the united states was founded on white supremacy and critically that white supremacy still serves as the foundational ideology of our country today. the critical race theorists argue that our rights, our constitution, our declaration, are all mere camouflages for
racial oppression. they argue that white supremacy today is just as bad as it was 100 years ago, 200 years ago, 300 years ago, that racism is a permanent endemic condition and that all white americans, by virtue of their skin color are inherently racist and oppressive and that the only way to solve the problems in society is to dissolve the constitutional rights that we have, to up end and overturn our economic system, and engage in marxist race-based economic redistribution. >> mark: marxism, racism, hatred, segregation, division, now this is being taught and pushed even in our elementary schools, isn't it? >> that's right. i've done a series of reports earlier this year, and dozens of institutions including elementary schools, where public schoolteachers were forcing children as young as 5 and 6 years old to deconstruct their racial and sexual identities and then rank themselves according to their power and privilege, telling some kindergartners,
first graders, second graders that they were inherently oppressors and others that they were inherently oppressed. this is not just bad for let's say white kids who are told they have white privileged, internalized white racism. it is also bad and i have heard this from parents over and over from minority kids who were told they can never succeed that someone is always out to get them and fills them with a sense of despair. it is philosophy that operates simply by negation. they believe if they can destroy our institutions in the united states of america, that somehow this will unleash the marxist utopia that has escaped them for the past 150 years. >> mark: the national education association, the american federation of teachers, 3, 3 1/2, 4 million members strong, in the back pocket of the democrat party, they're all in on this.
they have said they are all in on this. the national school boards association, in their letter, to the president of the united states, this is an inside [inaudible]. there's simply no question about it. they want the federal government to use the patriot act to investigate what they call domestic terrorism, the matthew shepherd and james bird jr. hate crimes prevention act, the violent interference with federally protected right statute, the conspiracy against right statute. truth is there is no federal nexus for any of this whatsoever. i guess we can conclude christopher rufo that the biden administration, the department of justice, are 100% in this racist marxist ideology poisoning our children; right? >> i think that's right. what we have seen as the context is that the national education association, nea which represents more than 3 million public schoolteachers over the summer endorsed critical race theory explicitly by name. they pledged to try to bring it to all 50 states, to all 14,000 local school districts. they doubled down.
and then what we see now is there's incredible pressure that's built up on these public school systems that have not only failed to educate our kids for decades, but they've shut down and in some cases for more than a year. they have adopted these insane and non-scientific mask policies, and now they have been exposed for forcing malign racial ideologies down the throats of children. the parents and the american people are revolting against these institutions, and rather than try to win in the sphere of public debate, which they are decisively losing, they have gone hat in hand to their allies in the biden administration, including to the attorney general and said it is time to unleash the fbi on parents. and this is not only designed to launch a national dragnet against me and other people in this movement, but it is also designed to suppress dissent and criminalize a simple democratic behavior such as your right to show up at your local school district and to protest these toxic and racially divisive
theories, being hoisted upon kids outside of the democratic process by the permanent bureaucracy, by the teachers unions, by the national school board association, by departments of diversity, equity, and inclusion, that are unaccountable to the american people. they're trying to tell us as americans you don't have the right to determine your child's education. sit down. shut up. we're going to do what we want to do. >> mark: you personally have come under attack by many sources, but including "the washington post" and including msnbc; isn't that correct? >> that's right over the summer msnbc's joy reid would putt my face and words up on the screen every night. the washington post put out ten hit pieces against me in a two-month period. i will tell you this, the success that we have had is mobilizing social media, mobilizing parents standing on a strong bedrock of truth. i was able to rebut all these salacious attacks, in fact force "the washington post" to issue a major correction and retractions
to their story, embarrassing these reporters because they have nothing to stand on but lies. the american people understand exactly what they see in their gut. they may not be able to explain it and trace it back to derek bell and other theorists of neo marxism, but they know what's happening is wrong. they know it transgresses their right to conscience, and i'm happy to take the hits on their behalf. the polling data is clear. we are winning somewhere between 20 and 40 point margin on this issue. critical race theory is one of the most unpopular ideologies in america. ly keep hammering -- i will keep hammering them every day until we have abolished critical race theory from the american public life. >> mark: when we come back i want to ask about the profiteers from the critical race theory from authors to a company called panorama which has connections to the attorney general's family and so forth that an entire
christopher rufo, there's a lot of authors. there's a lot of professors. there's a lot of businesses that are making a fortune off critical race theory. one of them is panorama, which is in 25% of our schools as i read. and the attorney general son-in-law is the founder of panorama, and there were tens of millions of dollars and at minimum he should have recused himself. of course he didn't. what do you make of this? what do you make of this whole industry? >> absolutely. this is a scam we see everywhere. i think it is important for people to understand that critical race theory is not an organic belief system that emerged from the american people. it's an elite ideology that has been subsidized and funded by the federal government from the beginning to the present. initially, through grants and subsidies to universities. and now we've seen an 8 billion dollars diversity equity and inclusion business, where in many cases, these consulting firms gain contracts at the federal government, at state
governments, at local governments, at school districts, that are not subject to public records requests, that are not subject to oversight, really operate outside of the democratic process itself. they are funneling millions of dollars of public money to promote and to fund their private ideology. i've documented, for example, one individual named howard roth, who has billed the federal government more than 5 million dollars for these training programs, including a power and privilege sexual orientation workshop for engineers at nasa, complete nonsense. and so what we're seeing is that we need to expose these grifters. we need to expose these folks. cut away their funding the next time we have the opportunity. otherwise we will see this spread and multiply throughout our society, as they attach themselves to our institutions. >> mark: of course the president of the united states is all in. he signed one or more executive orders promoting critical race theory throughout our government
and also for the private sector to monitor how they comport with this theory. i mean, it is absolutely unbelievable. i was talking about the attorney general's son-in-law, co founder of panorama. i mean, just in the fairfax county, northern, virginia public school system alone, 1.8 million dollars contract to conduct social and emotional learning. 78.8 million dollars investment of coronavirus relief in that public school system, some of it was redirected through this quote unquote culturally responsive environment. i mean, and then you have the unions trying to get elected to the school board so they can control both the management side and the employment side. so this is a monopoly that needs to be busted up, isn't it? >> that's right. i mean, it clearly is. you have people playing all sides. you have the teachers unions funding candidates to get on the school board that can then funnel contracts to the private
diversity consulting firms, and so you have this circular ring of corruption where they're all enriching each other, and they're all boosting this dominant ideology, and the ultimate answer of what we've seen over the summer is that state after state has passed legislation banning critical race theory ideologies and pedagogies from public schools. that's really a band-aid. the larger fix is school choice now. every parent should have the opportunity and the right to exit the public school system if it transgresses their values, if it fails to educate their kids, and ultimately the only way to break open this corrupt monopoly is to give parents the education dollars and give them maximum latitude to find an education that matches their values, that serves their kids, and we know that the schools are terrified of this. that's why they are unleashing the fbi. that's why they are calling parents all sorts of ugly names, but we have to stand strong. we have to double down. we have to not only ban critical
race theory from public schools, but we have to break up the ideological cartel that runs these public school monopolies, and we have to get school choice now. >> mark: very very well said. that's why they oppose school choice. they oppose whether it's charter schools or credit systems or vouchers or anything of the sort. the marriage between the government really and the government bureaucracy and the educational bureaucracy is so solid. the national education association is basically a surrogate for the democrat party, as is the aft, and so basically what the attorney general of the united states has done is he's demanding ideological compliance with the democrat party, ideological compliance with these big unions, and ideological compliance with the educational bureaucracy. i don't think the parents are going to buy this at all. do you >> no, i don't. in fact i think what we're seeing is that the biden administration and frankly the administrations previously have
failed to engineer societies overseas into their image. now what they are trying to do is turn the national security apparatus against the american people domestically and trying to socially engineer the american public to conform with the ideologies and standards in places like harvard and yale and the federal department of education. americans are standing strong against this. i've talked now with hundreds of parents across this country. they are awakening for the first time. they are realizing that the public school system of the past is no longer the public school system of the present. they got a glimpse into what's happening as schools went remote last year. in many cases they were horrified. mark, i think something that was really poignant that came across to me is i spoke to many parents who immigrated from places like iran, the soviet union, the former soviet socialist republic in central asia, they all told me that the feeling they are getting from public schools in the united states of america, the 2021, reminded them of their childhoods growing up in
repressive communist regimes abroad, the same tactics, the same brainwashing, the same indoctrination. these people are giving us a warning light. they are flashing this warning light. we have to listen. we have to take action. and we have to reassert the very basic truth that the american public is still the ultimate authority over our public institutions. >> mark: all right, christopher rufo, well put, and thank you, sir. keep up the fight. >> thank you. >> mark: we'll be right back. tums vs. mozzarella stick when heartburn hits, fight back fast with tums chewy bites. fast heartburn relief in every bite. crunchy outside, chewy inside. ♪ tums, tums, tums, tums ♪ tums chewy bites ..
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my father at the age of 17 registered for the war in world war ii 2 after we were attacked at pearl harbor. y family is not alone. our bill of rights. our constitution. you think we are going to roll over for you? you think this piece of garbage is going to stop us from expressing our constitutional rights? you want to talk about violence? our parents aren't violent. our taxpayers haven't violent. it's your supporters who are violent. it's black lives matter. it's antifa, it's your mayor who attacks our cops. it your your governors who undermine our cops. it's joe biden who aloud what's happening from afghanistan and the border. you are the party of violence.
we are the party of the constitution. you will not silence us, not one of us. we'll express our constitutional rights and there is not a damn thing you can do about it. got that, mr. attorney general? we'll see you next time only "life, liberty & levin." [♪♪♪] jesse: welcome to "watters' world." i'm jesse watters. too little too late. that's the subject of tonight's watters words. biden is in his first year and already a lame duck. the country doesn't trust him or respect him. we watch him respond to proper slesms slomy, careless and slow like he's intoxicated. biden and the people around him are so out of touch with reality they live in a fantasy