Montclair Democrat Mikie Sherrill is hoping to replace retiring Congressman Rodney Frelinghuysen here in NJ’s 11th district. She’s a far-left loon running on the usual gun-grabbing, tax-hiking, abortion-loving, anti-Trump platform favored by Nancy Pelosi, Maxine Waters, and of course Felonia Milhous von Pantsuit.
She’s hooked up with Dick Codey (our former Acting Governor In Waiting For Life) on a tour of local schools where she’s holding “conversations” about “gun violence” with “students.” In other words, campaign rallies, with kids as props, pushing the Moms Demand Action anti-gun agenda.
Caldwell and West Orange already fell for it, but in Montclair of all places the local GOP said “wait a minute, if she gets to speak, so do we.” That’s only fair, right? Equal time, since the primary is only a few weeks away and quite a few of the high school students are over 18 and eligible to vote.
What could be better than presenting both sides of a complex issue that’s currently a big part of our national news? Uh, how about silence. Because the Montclair school district decided to disinvite Sherrill rather than let a Republican speak in favor of the Second Amendment.
On Monday, newly appointed Superintendent Kendra Johnson sent an email to Byrne and the local media, stating that the event on Tuesday with Sherrill was canceled.
The decision was made “pursuant to the recommendation of our board attorney,” Johnson wrote.
Let me translate her statement for you: We can’t dare let our kids hear from someone who believes in Constitutional Rights. They might learn something!
The Dems are of course screaming “foul,” and calling this a “sad victory” for the GOP. But it wasn’t their idea to cancel Sherrill’s talk, it was the school board’s. Republicans simply wanted a chance to address the same students, and present them with a differing viewpoint. A viewpoint which, alas, is not welcome in the uber-progressive Montclair public schools.
And that my friends is what’s really sad.