Letters to the Editor – August 19, 2023

The problem: An injunction to prevent New Jersey schools from having to notify parents if their children want to switch genders.

Parents, of course, have a right to be at the table when it comes to raising their child (“Jersey’s War on Parents,” editorial, August 17).

This has always been respected and appreciated in education.

Parents are invariably included as active and key participants in committees that gather resources within a district to address their child’s academic, emotional, social, or physical needs.

The contribution of parents to such committees is crucial. This committee structure can easily be used to engage in discussions with parents about a very sensitive and far-reaching issue – their child’s gender identity or gender expression.

Expelling, blocking, or expelling a parent from a seat at the table is not only despicable and despicable, it is beyond the government’s legislative power.

William DeFabiis

Long Valley, New Jersey

Despite all the good that Governor Phil Murphy has done, I can’t believe he’s supporting this nonsense that keeps parents in the dark about their children’s gender identity.

As parents, we have the right to know what is happening to our children at school.

It would be absurd if anyone could avoid informing parents about their children’s behavior.

Still, this governor and his staff defend the legality of hiding this information from parents.

Unfortunately, we live in a society that has been turned upside down these days.

Lou Bivona

Belleville, New Jersey

The idea that a school has the right to control its children and that parents have no say reminds me of a very important principle: we have government of the people, by the people, for the people. We tend to forget that.

With all of these arguments, I think it’s time to return to the basic principle that government derives its power from the people and that the people, not the government, have the final say. As soon as we remember that, we’re back on track.

The left sees government as paramount. That is the basis of a dictatorship.

Mindy Rader

New city

I can’t believe the Democrats who control New Jersey or any state would support policies that would prevent teachers from notifying parents that their child wants “gender-affirming” care.

You can’t even give a child aspirin without asking the parents.

The New Jersey Attorney General fears that the children’s “trip” could pose serious health risks. Aside from the fact that people take notice when Billy starts wearing a dress, isn’t the Attorney General concerned about the health risks of gender grooming itself?

The country is in a downward spiral caused by the absurd politics of the left.

Charlie Honadel

Venice, Fla.

The Problem: Michael Oher, whose story inspired The Blind Side, is suing Sean and Leigh Anne Tuohy.

Michael Oher’s petition to the Tennessee probate court is the prime example that “no good deed goes unpunished” (“My Page from ‘Blind Side,'” Aug. 15).

Oher was a homeless young teenager when the Tuohy family opened their arms and took him under their wing financially and spiritually.

You helped him become the man he is today. Shame on him for his lack of gratitude and love.

Valerie Flynn

Palm Beach, Fla.

The beautiful story of Michael Oher has taken a sad and ugly turn.

Oher received an education, played eight seasons in the NFL and became a multi-millionaire.

However, that is not enough. So Oher sues the family who gave him love and changed his life. Talk about gratitude.

Jo Ann Frank

Clearwater, Fla.

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DUSTIN JONES is a USTimeToday U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. DUSTIN JONES joined USTimeToday in 2021 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with DUSTIN JONES by emailing dustinjones@ustimetoday.com.

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