Parents Bill of Rights Act

Floor Speech

Date: March 23, 2023
Location: Washington, DC


Mr. GROTHMAN. Mr. Chair, it is interesting what we hear from the other side of the aisle. I will have to depart from my prepared text to comment on what we are hearing.

I always come back to what was once put on the Black Lives Matter website, that they wanted to get rid of the Western-prescribed nuclear family.

There is this hostility to traditional values that is seeping into the public schools today. We recently read a poll showing that over 60 percent of people in the baby boom generation are proud to be American, whereas people under 25 are no longer proud to be American.

Where do they get this? They get this because some members of the schools--too many; and you can hear it from that side of the aisle--are obsessed with racism. This in such an open country. People are coming here from all over the world. You would have to be blind to think that racism is a huge problem here.

Their obsession over racism, the obsession over LGBTQ, their hostility to guns are all things that are pounding, pounding, pounding out of that side of the aisle, and we don't like our kids having to pick up on that.

When parents do show up, we have now found out that the FBI may become involved. They are so scared to death of parents sticking their noses into their own children's business.

Our country was made for a moral and religious people. Instead, the other side wants us to become a progressive group of people, whatever progressive stands for. I would have to say it is hostility to religion and an ever-growing government where the government is more and more responsible for everything in society.

Particularly in an age in which elected officials apparently side with the FBI getting involved with parents who stick their noses in their children's lives, it is vital that we pass a bill today clarifying that parents do have the right to get involved in their children's education, and it doesn't matter what the President orders or allows his FBI to do.