October 12, 2021
A win for Louisiana law and order!
Last week, an appeals court finally dismissed the lawsuit Governor Edwards had filed in response to the efforts by 65 Republican legislators to overturn Louisiana’s COVID 19 emergency orders. Last October, Republicans cited Louisiana R.S. 29:768 (B) as the authority to terminate a public health of emergency. Governor Edwards sued, and initially, a judge ruled the lawsuit could proceed. But the appeals court dismissed the case last week!
This drama is an excellent example of the governor’s reluctance to yield emergency powers.
The people of Louisiana crave the freedom to live fully restored with the ability to work and provide for their families uninhibited. This was a clear signal for common sense checks and balances and for the Legislature to revisit out-of-bounds emergency orders.
Parents across the country were stunned when the US Department of Justice under Attorney General Merrick Garland issued a memo in response to the NSBA's letter of complaint saying they would be meeting with the FBI and law enforcement leaders to discuss strategies to combat the “disturbing trend” of borderline domestic terrorism incidents, aka, parents speaking up for their children at local school board meetings.
This memo and the actions of AG Garland were alarming to many who argued that parents should not be threatened and intimidated by the DOJ to not exercise their right to free speech especially with regard to their children’s education. Nor should concerned mothers and fathers be compared to domestic terrorists!
The Louisiana School Boards Association (LSBA) published a memo of their own saying the NSBA did not consult with the LSBA and that they did not agree with the NSBA's letter or their description of events. The LSBA even called the NSBA's actions "a huge step backwards."
Interestingly enough, some digging revealed that AG Garland’s son-in-law is the co-founder of a firm that pushes radical ideas like “gender fluidity” among students.
Conflict of interest?
You might have seen talk on social media yesterday that it was "National Coming Out Day," an event promoted by the LGBT industry to celebrate homosexuality or "identifying" as transgender.
The day of "recognition" is more than a disturbance - it's a wake-up call. Our children are encouraged to ignore and defy God-given identity and biology and join in groupthink on social media. Unfortunately, some children used yesterday to "come out" as transgender - a sad indication of the success of the LGBT industry in their exploitation of our youth.
We know that God made us male and female (Genesis 1:27) and that He does not make errors. We must fight for our children who are being sold to a lie that endangers their health and well-being.
Our children deserve help, not harm.
Friends, we can’t win if we don’t fight. It is going to take our united energy and determination to right the wrongs occurring in our state and country and make Louisiana a better place for families.
With God, all things are possible.
In His Service,
President, Louisiana Family Forum