How did I miss this? A Minnesota school board is making it easier to cancel those who they disagree with. Their rules say that, in order to speak to the board at a meeting, a speaker must:

  • The speaker must state their home address before speaking
  • Board members cannot be addressed directly
  • No one may discuss any issue not on the agenda for the meeting
  • If anyone cheers, claps, or speaks out of turn, the public forum will be shut down at once.

Effective tonight, open forum participants are prohibited from calling out or addressing any individual school board or school district staff member. If this occurs, open forum will be closed,. Beginning at the Nov. 1 school board meeting, open forum will be limited to those individuals who wish to speak to an item on the board agenda.

Crowd noise, or any sort of grandstanding during open forum, including applause, talking, hollering or any outburst will result in open forum being closed. Further, beginning at the Nov. 1 school board meeting, open forum participation will be limited to those individuals who wish to speak to an item on the board agenda.

So much for petitioning your government for a redress of grievances, eh? I wholeheartedly agree with the author of the linked page when he said:

This is exactly the kind of subtle tyranny that’s being implemented across the country, from private employers to the federal government to classrooms and everywhere in between.

Sure, no one is forcing you to take the vaccine, but you’ll lose your job if you don’t. Sure, no one is forcing your child to adopt the ideology of critical race theory, but they’ll be alienated by their peers and told in class they’re a racist if they don’t repent of their whiteness.

Sure, no one is banning you from speaking out against local school board policies, but just go ahead and tell everyone where your kids sleep if you’d like the opportunity to do so.

What’s next? I shudder to imagine.

Please take a few minutes and read the entire article.

Categories: Cancel Culture


ChuckInBama · January 5, 2022 at 10:06 am

This will change when we remember that WE are the ones who make the rules. “Elected” officials need to be reminded that they serve at OUR pleasure.

Big Ruckus D · January 5, 2022 at 1:33 pm

It has been obvious enough for a while that speakiing out at a meeting in which the board and the venue are fully controlled by the enemy, and which enemy hates you and wants you dead, is a waste of time and effort. Now it has been further revealed as dangerous to one’s freedom and general welfare to petition these tyrants. Chuck in Bama is correct, except that these people will never grasp that they serve at our pleasure, irrespective of any number of polite reminders. This job is going to require a different approach.

What to do? First, stop talking at people who won’t listen, and will openly seek to persecute you for doing so in opposition to their goals. The rest of the will have to be sussed out by serious men with resolve and determination.

Jon · January 6, 2022 at 6:17 am

Erik Erickson (WSB Radio, Atlanta) appears to also have been muzzled on that issue. For several weeks after the election he was talking about election fraud and then suddenly switched his position to “there was no fraud, the Fulton County election count wasn’t disrupted, no sudden influx of questionable ballots, etc.”
The switch was so sudden I recall exactly where I was when I heard the show with the change.
He and his spouse both have medical issues (public knowledge; he discusses them on air) so retaining good medical insurance is probably a driving issue for him.

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