Bill Maher is not known as a moderate Democrat, never was and still isn’t. However, he has consistently criticized his progressive left-wing compatriots, including the president, over the ideology being pushed in schools.
You’d think this would make his fellow liberals pause and ask themselves, “Bill Maher says we’re spoiling kids and pushing crazy theories… maybe we should reevaluate.” But, of course, that requires us to be concerned with the implications of the nonsense they regularly spew into our most vulnerable minds.
Mr. Maher feels so strongly about what’s happening with kids these days that he opened his season premiere episode last Friday with a discussion of schools — not the classified docudrama, not the war in Ukraine — our schools.
It proves that one of my former favorite comedians still has a finger on the pulse of what everyday Americans care about.
Bill Maher: “There’s rot on the left, and it comes from academia and it filters through.” pic.twitter.com/5RcAbi6SEu
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) January 23, 2023
It’s great to see a famous liberal say without hesitation what all of our parents have known for years.
Bill Maher opened his season premiere railing against his party’s culpability in the state of our education system:
“…anything that has to do with schools or education is really what the Democrats have to answer for because they control it.”
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Oh my goodness, Bill, preach it again and shout it from the mountaintop! I used to sing this same song when I was in school, that was twenty years ago for those who are curious.
Bill Maher’s guests discussed the topic, touching on a variety of topics from the decline of good manners to gender ideology and the youth transition movement. As Substock writer and Bill Maher points out on his show, openly gay Andrew Sullivan, lashing out at the liberal education system, explains:
“They’re saying people can choose to be a boy or a girl or both or both or something else entirely. That’s a lie. You can’t. And it’s done to appease special interests in Washington, especially LGBTQIA+ people who are also captured by the left.
Finally, anyone willing to say publicly what we all know, this ploy of ’empowering the youth’ to be their ‘authorities’ is a political power play by the real power holders in DC.
UPDATE: Chicago-area District 120 under fire for “trans-friendly” campaign [sex] Toys for Kids”, advised school staff on how to facilitate students’ sexual transitions, including adopting new names and pronouns while keeping it a secret from parents. pic.twitter.com/wQJJk6kSZP
— Christopher F. Rufo ⚔️ (@realchrisrufo) September 2, 2022
Bill Maher and his guests touched on the transformation of youth, with Mr. Maher making headlines by saying:
“… I think the Biden administration has everything in it.”
Bill Maher: “Biden administration is all-in,” pushing TONS theory on kids pic.twitter.com/tIWjtdKWo1
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) January 23, 2023
Bill’s other guest, Republican Congresswoman Nancy Mays, explained that this conversion of young people has been pushed as an acceptable medical option:
“They’re training these medical students to tell them puberty blockers can be reversed.”
To this Bill Maher said somewhat sarcastically:
“…and this is coming from ‘we the people of science’.”
But is Bill right? Is Joe Biden ‘All-In’ on Transitional Youth Movement? Did he drink rainbow Kool-Aid after his evening snack?
Of course, he has; The combination of Joe Biden’s lust for power and the apparent atrophy of his brain makes him susceptible to this nonsense. So let’s take a closer look.
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He sees you, he hears you
Last year the Biden administration’s Department of Health and Human Services issued several memos and guidance on how the medical community should handle transgender children. One such document was titled ‘Gender Affirmative Care and Young People’, while the Sub-Divisional Office for Mental Health is releasing another document titled ‘Gender-affirming care as trauma-informed care’.
In these documents, the president’s DHHS recommends everything from puberty blockers to ‘top-surgery’ and ‘bottom surgery’ for teenagers.
Additionally, the president himself released a video supporting the guidance and followed up by saying he “has their backs” and telling parents:
“…verifying your child’s identity is one of the most powerful things you can do to keep them safe.”
To transgender Americans of all ages, I want you to know that you are so brave. You belong. I have your back. pic.twitter.com/mD4F0m3rU1
— President Biden (@POTUS) March 31, 2022
Think about that for a moment. The President of the United States states that the best thing you can do to keep your child safe is to allow them to take dangerous hormones that can cause irreparable damage and eventually disfigure their bodies, ultimately sterilizing them.
Yes, I say he has it all. But it gets worse.
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Don’t tell your parents
Recently there has been some controversy over public schools confirming the gender identity of students without telling parents and asking for their consent. Surprisingly, there is a great story in a New York Times article that highlights a mother who supports her child, but was never able to support her child’s transition because the school kept information from her.
When the New York Times criticizes the concept of the left, it’s time for some introspection, guys. Maybe you think it’s the local public schools that are falling off the rails.
However, they did not get the idea of keeping their own information from parents. The Biden administration’s Department of Education released a memo called ‘Fact Sheet on Transgender Students’ recommending schools keep students’ pronoun choices private.
When grilled by Congressman Jim Banks on whether he believes parents should be kept in the dark about their child’s transition, Miguel Cardona, the president’s secretary of education, gave the following cagey answer:
“Our schools are safe places for our students, and our teachers are often on the front lines to support our students when they have problems in their lives.”
So, in short, the answer is yes, he thinks of keeping parents in the dark. The arrogance of saying that it is good for teachers to be at the forefront of students’ life problems is appalling.
A parent’s voice is important. No one is better equipped to decide what is best for children than their parents.
— Kevin McCarthy (@SpeakerMcCarthy) January 24, 2023
As a parent, I can tell you that I will never allow anyone other than my husband and me to be the frontline for my children. No teacher, coach, aunt, uncle or grandparent has been more critical in my children’s lives than me and their father – as it should be.
This kind of rhetoric by Secretary Cardona is a fancy rhetorical ploy that completely removes parents from the equation, and it’s wrong.
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It’s not all bad
I think it’s somewhat optimistic that some prominent members of the liberal community are finally speaking out against this insanity in schools from kindergarten through college. In fact, I intend to make sure I support and watch Bill Maher because his voice should be elevated and not overruled.
Last year, left-wing activists called for their abolition in a demonstration when they said precisely:
“We’re literally experimenting on children.”
Fortunately they didn’t succeed, but they still try to undo him. Last week he said what some schools were teaching was “outrageous” and “somebody needs to answer for that”.
“I don’t understand parents who won’t let their 9-year-old go to the corner without a helmet and an epi-pen.
(..) But hormone blocker and genital surgery, better!
— Name Name (@Chris_P_B_Acon) January 15, 2023
They are not wrong, and the answer to that is more complex than just liberal ideologies. Where we are today with education is the culmination of a thousand small cuts over the decades that allowed the right by abandoning the space for education to the left and allowing parents to trust the government establishment with their children’s minds.
I’m glad Bill woke up to what our education system is; I hope you all wake up; Our children and our future as a nation and, dare I say it, civilization depend on it.
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