During a recent debate between Democrat Terry McAuliffe (pictured) – who was governor from 2014-2018 – and Republican Glenn Youngkin – a political newcomer who is pro-life – the question of the role parents have in what their children are being taught in schools came up. McAuliffe was quite blunt in his remarks:
McAuliffe: "I don't think parents should be telling schools what they should teach."
Presumably he includes in his comment sex education curriculum which often is graphic and promotes promiscuity and abortion.
Olivia Turner of the Virginia Society for Human Life tells AFN that current Governor Ralph Northam (D) established a web page instructing youngsters how to obtain abortions and circumvent parental notification. According to Turner that's right along the lines of McAuliffe's thinking as well.
"We know that when you have a pro-abortion governor in place who controls the Department of Health and [controls] what is produced from the Department of Health, things like that [web page] will be created; they will be promulgated," she explains.
As a result, Turner adds, "parents will have no knowledge of what's going on in the schools or online." And she says parents will continue to be in the dark about what their children are taught if McAuliffe gains the governor's seat again.
"Parents are angry that this is the attitude of Terry McAuliffe – and others on the Democratic ticket support his stand," she concludes. "That's why it's critical that we vote pro-life this session."
Dem candidate has ties to Clintons
Early voting is already underway for the November election. Robert Knight, a conservative columnist and activist who lives in Virginia, says the outcome of the election could be a barometer for the 2022 midterms.
"If the Republicans regain power in Virginia that would be a huge signal that the Democrats' national agenda is not going well and that the voters on to them – that they basically are Marxists – and want to take their states back," Knight tells AFN.
And barring vote fraud, the columnist says Youngkin should win handily.
"If we had a fair election, I think Glenn Youngkin would win hands down," says Knight. "He's a successful businessman, he's moderately conservative, [and] he shouldn't scare the people of northern Virginia who tend to vote very liberal. The rest of the state is all for Youngkin."
As for McAuliffe? "He's about as corrupt as they come," says Knight. "He was Hillary Clinton's campaign manager in 2008 and he was co-chairman of Bill Clinton's re-election campaign in 1996. He's been the bagman for the Clintons; [he's been] the guy who shakes down the donors and collects for them.
"The media are making him out to be a statesman, but I think a lot of Virginians are seeing through him," he concludes.