A new ad campaign from the Michigan Freedom Fund blasts the Michigan Democratic Party (MDP) over a now-deleted, controversial social media post.
Earlier this year, the political party published a Facebook post that contended parents should not have an input on what their children are taught in school.
“Not sure where this ‘parents-should-control-what-is-taught-in-schools-because-they-are-our-kids’ is originating, but parents do have the option to send their kids to a hand-selected private school at their own expense if this is what they desire,” the post, which appeared to be an image with text, said.
After intense backlash, the group deleted the post, claiming the publication did “not reflect the views of Michigan Democrats and should not be misinterpreted as a statement of support from our elected officials or candidates.”
However, conservatives in the state contended the opposite is true: Democrats favor teachers’ unions over the opinion of local parents.
The new ad, entitled “Government Doesn’t Own Our Kids,” compiles clips of notable Democrats, like former Virginia gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe, making statements against parental opinion in education. Furthermore, the 90-second video includes criticism of the MDP’s Facebook post.
“Governor Gretchen Whitmer, the Michigan Democrats, their union allies, and other radical Leftists don’t believe parents should have a say in their children’s education,” said Michigan Freedom Fund Executive Director Tori Sachs. “This is a deeply held Democrat party conviction, and it’s not new, they’ve been saying it for years. Whitmer and her allies think they own our kids.”
“Whitmer proved it when she vetoed reading scholarships and opportunity accounts. Whitmer still refuses to stand up to her allies while schools in Flint and Detroit remain closed. When bureaucrats labeled parents as terrorists for showing up at school board meetings to fight for their kids, Governor Whitmer stood by and did nothing.”
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