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Mon Jan 18, 2021, 05:38 AM

Noem Blames Your Teachers for January 6 Insurrection

After Sioux Falls school board president Cynthia Mickelson criticized Governor Kristi Noem’s “inexcusable” attack on teachers in her State of the State Address Tuesday, Governor Noem goes full Trump by doubling down and blaming teachers for the January 6 Capitol insurrection:

Kristi Noem hates it when teachers encourage real critical thinking and public expression—Gov. Kristi Noem and Madison Howard’s Trump-impeachment mug, photo by Madison Howard, Vermillion, SD, 2019.05.30.

Whether on the left or the right, political violence is not the answer. Our political process, though contentious at times, works because we resolve issues through discussion and rigorous debate. Sometimes, political debate will include peaceful protests. Assembly is a tool, enshrined in the Constitution, to help drive a point home. Every American has a right to protest peacefully. That right ends where violence begins.

We saw a similar situation play out on Capitol Hill a few days ago. We were all appalled by it. Frankly, it was horrible to watch. Today, we have an opportunity to address the root cause of this problem: we must reform young Americans’ civic education.

Students should be taught our nation’s history and all that makes America unique. They should see first-hand the importance of civic engagement. And they should have robust discussions in the classroom so they can develop critical thinking skills.

Our young people need more experience engaging with elected officials and practicing the art of debate. It is also our responsibility to show them how government works [Gov. Kristi Noem, weekly propaganda release, 2021.01.15].

Noem’s column does not mention Donald Trump as the instigator of the January 6 insurrection. It does not mention the choice made by people like her to elect and defend Donald Trump, to promulgate and imitate his lies, and to refuse to call out and punish his abuses of power. It does not mention that, no matter how little Kristi Noem listened to the good South Dakota teachers she had at Hamlin High School and South Dakota State University, she should know better than to run interference for a criminal like Donald Trump. It does not mention that, no matter how bad their teachers are, the insurrectionists should know better than to vandalize and loot the United States Capitol, beat and kill Capitol Police officers, and then whine about facing consequences for their violent, anti-American actions. And Noem’s column does not mention that someone who had the privilege of attending the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania should have known better than to stand at the White House and declare that he loves the very special terrorists whom he inspired to stage a coup on his behalf.

Read more: http://dakotafreepress.com/2021/01/16/noem-blames-your-teachers-for-january-6-insurrection/

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Mon Jan 18, 2021, 07:47 AM

1. On this one, I agree with da Gov.

She blames 1/6 on lack of civics education.

In N.J., the founding of our country (Am. Revolution) and founding principles of the Constitution were eliminated from the curriculum. That was about 15 years ago.

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