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July 06, 2021

Shock: David French Writes an Article for the New York Times Claiming Schools Have a First Amendment Right to Teach Taxpayer's Children Critical Race Theory

True Conservatives, everybody.

Give it all the way UP for your Conservative, Inc. media, everybody!

Here's RedState covering this Severely Conservative former National Review star:

The general arguments presented by [David French and his leftwing coauthors] are ludicrous on their face, assuming that public schools exist as a "marketplace of ideas" when they clearly have always been heavily regulated. Curriculums are chosen based on their ability to educate students. They are not fleshed out via teaching wild, racist theories like CRT without any boundaries. There are hundreds of different schools of thought that are not taught in K-12 education. You can't teach Holocaust denial, for example, nor would any student be educated by such tripe. The same is true for CRT, which exists as racial essentialism pushing the notion that certain races of people are inherently oppressive. It's pseudo-science garbage.

But my point in writing this is not to take the Times article apart or to do another breakdown of why CRT is bad. Rather, it's to point out that French (he's one of the multiple authors of the piece) represents a type of Republican that is always looking to surrender. The idea that there is any danger to freedom of speech or ideas because CRT isn't allowed in school curriculums is obviously ridiculous. Yet, French makes that argument because he needs some way to counter the fact that Republicans are actually making headway regarding a major culture war issue.

There's no better evidence of that than to note where French is choosing to share his opinions. The New York Times is a far-left, dumpster fire of a publication. The only reason French was invited to participate in its pages is that he held a view counter to the majority of Republicans. In other words, for some right-wing grifters, the losing is the point. It opens doors that are not open to any other conservatives. If you make common cause with CRT proponents, you get to write in the Times and go on MSNBC. You get left-wing billionaires wanting to give your publication money.

French claims that if you don't like your children being taught CRT, the correct path is not to use your democratic voice to pass a law about it, but to hire a lawyer to sue.

Let me be plain about this: David French does not like the Democratic Option -- where you pressure your representatives to pass a law -- because that Option cuts Ruling Class mediators like himself out of the process.

David French does not support a blanket immunity to being forced to bake a cake. He always wants a liberal-minded ruling class representative -- like himself, acting as the paid lawyer of a baker -- deciding who shall and who shall not have the right of free association.

Google and FaceBook have that right completely.

But the baker will have to beg and plead progressive lawyers like David French to please let him have his right to be free from coerced speech.

And people like David French can decide how costly it will be to vindicate this right -- thus keeping the number of people who don't bake the cake to very low numbers they can accept.

And that's why he favors the "hire a lawyer" option-- because very few people will actually do this, as they don't have huge amounts of money, or the time it takes to prosecute a lawsuit.

He doesn't want CRT kept out of the schools generally -- he wants CRT in school.

He will permit the safety valve of the legal possibility of being free of CRT, but he wants the cost of achieving this to be kept very high so that only a very, very small contingent of highly motivated conscience objectors actually get to be free of CRT.

Just as he wants to keep the number of bakers who don't bake the cake to a very, very low number, by keeping the cost of keeping your freedom very, very high.



It's 15hrs later and I'm still laughing at how @DavidAFrench's response to it being pointed out that lawsuits are expensive for parent's was to point out that he knows because he's hired to fight them without a shred of self awareness.

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