News flash, the LEA, the Lakota Education Association have endorsed their three picks for the school board. They endorse Kelley Casper and Michael Pearl, incumbents, and support the Brad Lovell replacement, Doug Horton. No surprise there, as I’ve always said, those are all the liberals on the school board and why it has never functioned correctly. The labor union puts its own kind of people on the board, so it’s no wonder that union contracts get approved without a whimper, transexual bathrooms are something to even talk about, and Critical Race Theory is infesting the hallways of all the schools. When you let the teacher’s union pick their bosses, you naturally get a disaster, which is precisely why public education all across the country right now is in a crisis. But I think it’s good to see these endorsements because now the union is saying the quiet part out loud. For so many years, they have hidden their intentions beyond a bipartisan mask that they used to hide the politics of these candidates. This year, because of the pressure, the LEA had to show their cards, and once they did, every voter is now armed with a truth that wasn’t there for them before. I’ve always said it, but now people can see for themselves.
Two Republican endorsed candidates created the pressure I support emphatically, Darbi Boddy and Issac Adi. There are other challengers as well, but it was the Republican endorsement that made the faces of the LEA melt and decry how unfair it was for them. They expected everyone to keep playing by the rules of impartiality. At the same time, they put their people in the office in the background and destroyed the Lakota budget with union nonsense and progressive politics. If there is ever a hope of fixing government schools, the priority is to get the politics out of them. And there is nothing about labor unions that isn’t about politics, especially the teacher’s union. As in the case of Lakota, the LEA is a subsidiary of the OEA, the Ohio Education Association. Then, of course, the OEA is a subsidiary of the NEA, the National Education Association. You end up with a massive political action group of members who are soldiers for progressive politics, and the money we pay them off property taxes is taken and used to fuel the Democrat Party. These unions do not give money to Republicans. They are purely a radical political arm of the Democrat Party. And in Butler County, Ohio, where Lakota is located, many people would be surprised to learn that.
I always thought it was common knowledge of the connection between labor unions and the Democrat party. A decade or so ago, I dealt with this issue often, but to me, that felt like just yesterday. There is a whole new generation of parents now who were little kids themselves back then, and they don’t know about these kinds of things. They want their kids to have a shot at a decent life, and they think by dropping those kids off at a government school, that somehow their kids will get the support and education they need for life. They’d love it if politics were not such a dividing line, and they glaze over when these kinds of topics come up. But the truth of the matter is, even if Republicans just sat in a faraway office and did not play the game, the kids in all public schools would continue to be harassed into converts of progressive causes, the kinds of things that Democrats care about. Just as the gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe said in Virginia recently, he didn’t believe parents should be telling schools what to teach. You see the same attitude among the teacher unions across the country. They think they own your children and that they are a shared resource among us all for consumption as the collective sees fit.
The game works like this; labor unions need an army to advocate for their future progressive causes. And teachers specifically use the chaos of liberalism to drive change, making school boards throw endless amounts of money at them, spiking their payrolls to extraordinary levels. When you hear the stories that teachers don’t make very much money, you hear union nonsense. Many teachers at Lakota make six figures. They aren’t going to go hungry in this century or the next. And of course, their union contracts always get approved because, as you can see in Lakota, they advocate for their people to be on the board, union stooges who will lay down and give them anything they want. Just as the incumbents at Lakota have over this past year, all three of the names the LEA has endorsed have worked essentially on behalf of the LEA union and not the community in general. When we elect a school board, we are supposed to be putting in place a management team that will work with all the elements to make a successful school. As things have been for decades, everything has been tilted away from the families and their children and leveraged toward the power of the labor unions and building up the Democrats as a national party.
Well, at Lakota, we wanted to change that, and there are several good picks to choose from to replace Kelley Casper, Michael Pearl and keep Doug Horton from becoming a problem in the future. The Republican endorsed candidates Darbi Boddy, and Issac Adi could work well with the current Republican board member Lynda O’Conner to gain a three-vote majority, and that by itself would dramatically help the situation at Lakota. But people would have to show up and vote. There are far more Republicans in Butler County than Democrats. But on off-year elections with these kinds of races, most of the Republicans stay home. Usually, there aren’t such good people to pick from, but this year there is. We know that the union picks will show up to vote; they have their steady stream of supporters who always drink the Kool-Aid. They will get a lot of votes, as they always do, from pro-union radicalism. That would mean that many Republicans would have to show up on election night and vote for the school board, who usually would sit home that night. The LEA is worried about it, and for a good reason. We want them to worry about it. They shouldn’t control our school board, and they want to keep it that way. But for the first time that I can think of, voters finally have a choice.
We don’t have to accept this premise of the labor unions running our schools and taking endless amounts of money from our tax base to stuff their faces and greedy hearts. And in a not so indirect way, fueling a Democrat party seeking to destroy our country, starting with our children. If nothing else got voters to go out into the night and cast a vote for Darbi Boddy and Issac Adi, it would be the chance to right wrongs we can all see. But for once in our community, to do something about it. We don’t have to sit around and take it anymore. For a change, we can change that corrupt system for the better with a simple vote and set an example that the rest of the nation can follow. We can lead in Butler County, Ohio and take back our schools and our kids, and beat back the power these labor unions have over our lives. Once and for all.