Moms for Liberty was started back in 2021 when the battles over masking kids in school were going on in Florida. They went on to champion parents rights to keep things out of the curriculum like critical race theory, trans ideology and LGBTQ grooming efforts.
And the proof that they’re effective is who is attacking them:
“But the Southern Poverty Law Center has listed the organization as an extremist group over accusations of harassing community members, advancing misinformation about LGBTQ people and fighting to remove materials about diversity from classrooms.”
If the SPLC is calling you an extremist group then you must be doing something right. In the linked article we hear how in state after state Moms for Liberty is getting involved at the local school board level and initiating change for the better.
Trump, DeSantis and Haley are quoted praising the group. And the tenor of this hit piece is that parent’s rights is a powerful issue in the upcoming 2024 elections. But then strangely toward the end of the article “expert opinion is invoked how maybe it’s really more of a local issue and might not have much effect at the national level. I think USA Today doth protest too much. In my opinion parents rights is an enormous winning issue and a cudgel to beat down people like Joe Biden. His endless showcasing of trans-freaks in his administration and elsewhere is a glaring Achilles heel just waiting to be stabbed. “Gender affirming care” for children is the place to attack the Left. It is so criminally harmful that exposing the details to public scrutiny can’t help but destroy anyone who tries to defend it.
So here’s the point. When you look at the specific abuses being done at the local level by the Left and you fight it at that local level it has benefits both locally and globally. The hard work of recruiting people locally and showing up for meetings and advocating for people’s rights isn’t glamorous or lucrative. But it benefits ordinary people directly and they can see that it has value. It also produces grassroots results and resonates with mothers in a way that reinforces conservative values. It’s a win/win.
So, in my book, concentrating on efforts that produce actual change at the local level is where we should be. And these local people will be the source for candidates at the next levels up; state reps and senators. Ten years from now, God willing, these people could be congressmen and senators. And that’s how it works. Otherwise we just get Jeb! an Nikki Haley.
In the meantime, maybe a Trump or a DeSantis might get the ball rolling. But so far, even when we had a good guy in the White House, there’s always a Paul Ryan and a Mitch McConnell there to make sure nothing useful gets done.
Well, small steps. There! I put up a post that wasn’t doom and gloom even in the face of the crap-tastic spectacle that is “Election 2024.” Maybe there is a sliver of hope for the world.