Clancy Delivers Remarks to Fairfax County School Board
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 12, 2021
Reston, Virginia -- Last week, Mike Clancy, community leader, lawyer, and candidate for Congress in Virginia's 11th Congressional District, delivered remarks at the meeting of the Fairfax County School Board Meeting. Clancy spoke out against anti-Asian discrimination in Thomas Jefferson High School's admissions, pornography in our schools, and to defend parent's right's against outrageous governmental abuses of power.
The full text of Clancy's remarks is located below:
"My children in the aggregate have almost 25 years in Fairfax County Public Schools. I have four points on the Board's Comprehensive Plan. First, the plan should include robust programs for all students at all levels of ability and need so that each student has the opportunity to maximize their potential. Second, excellence in STEM has to be developed starting in first grade. It can't be forced though discriminatory admissions policies to TJ or by holding back students from advancing in math while in middle school. Third, you must completely overhaul the criteria for selecting books for the school libraries and those used in the classes. You are aware of the pornographic books that were found in Fairfax High School. You should also know that Virginia law makes the possession, distribution and exhibition of obscene material and child pornography a felony crime. Every day you allow such books to be in our schools makes you are complicit in furthering potential violations of these criminal laws. Finally, the plan talks about promoting parent participation and I agree. We have heard a lot about resolutions tonight. This Board should pass a resolution condemning the Department of Justice for unleashing the FBI to harass and intimidate parents based on false narratives of violence.
The FBI has no place in our school board meetings. This is not Russia or communist China. This is the United States of America. Ours is a government for the people. And We the People -- the parents and voters -- have First Amendment rights of free speech, and free association and the right to petition the government.
We will not be intimidated by the Government's abuse of power, and we will vote for new leadership at every level of government. Thank you."