Anti-Bullying Bill ‘Safe?’ Check the Hidden Agenda

This top-down, statewide measure stems from political correctness — not protection…

By Katherine Kersten –

“Antibullying” legislation is a top priority for DFL leaders at the Capitol this year. In the last session, their bill got hung up in the Senate, and they appear determined to muscle it through this time around.

Bullying is wrong. No child should have to put up with it.

But a glance at the bill raises troubling questions. Why doesn’t it protect all children equally, instead of singling out for favored treatment children of “protected classes,” such as race, sexual orientation, and “gender identity and expression”? Why are traditional victims of bullying, like kids who are timid or viewed as nerds, invisible in this bill?

Why does the bill give the Minnesota Department of Education power to reduce or withhold state aid to districts it views as failing to create a sufficiently “positive school climate” for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender students and for those with “gender identity and expression” issues?

Why is it likely that — under the umbrella of bullying prevention — you may soon find that your daughter is studying LGBT demographic trends and famous scientists’ sexual orientation and that your son can join the girls’ basketball team if his “gender identity” inclines him that way?

Read the answers to these questions and more at Center of the American Experiment.

19 Responses to Anti-Bullying Bill ‘Safe?’ Check the Hidden Agenda

  1. Pally March 4, 2014 at 6:36 pm #

    Anybody who doesn’t oppose this bill are dangerous bully’s themselves. It makes no sense to have “anti bullying” written down by government legislation protecting “certain people” from “certain intolerances” ignoring the extent of bully. Doesn’t anybody with a reasonable mind find this to be extremely suspicious that grown adults would have “bully” outlined when they’re not the victims? Just to propose it into law is gravely unjust and highly overreaching because “bully” is discretionary and the worse kind is overlooked.

  2. Eugene March 6, 2014 at 9:41 am #

    Where the protection and stoppage should come from is the school itself. If the teacher, principal, superintendent, or even school board will not enforce or stop it, you can make all the state or federal laws you want.

  3. FRED M ROBERSON MD March 6, 2014 at 5:57 pm #

    Why don’t we legislate clean underwear each day and brushing your teeth each day and let the teachers check for that also. Another example of turning the upbringing of your children over to the teacher so you can have someone else to blame other than yourself. Sounds also like the preverbial squeaky wheel that can’t do anything for itself.

  4. Eric P Taylor II March 11, 2014 at 7:32 am #

    What’s funny is that it’s considered a “hidden liberal agenda” to inform kids that there are homosexuals in the world. Not exactly sure how education equals indoctrination, but knock yourselves out. It’s why almost no one takes you guys seriously anymore. Just as well; you don’t deserve to be taken seriously if you consider making kids aware of the nature of the world they live in as “controversial” in your eyes.

    • Jean March 11, 2014 at 3:00 pm #

      I agree with Eric. Our schools should teach the nature of the world (natural attractions) whether it be physical attraction to the same sex, a farm animal, or what have you. People have the right to go with the flow of nature and who are we to draw any lines between right and wrong.

  5. Elizabeth Paulson March 11, 2014 at 9:25 am #

    Of great concern to me is that fact that teachers and public school school staff are exempt from state obscenity laws. Do a media blitz on the current obscenity laws and explain why public school staff are exempt so that there will be a public outcry for/against and lack of accountability will be explained.

  6. Glenn March 11, 2014 at 10:06 am #

    I was bullied in high school. If a teacher, principal, or superintendent does not enforce action on these kids, nothing will be resolved. I had a teacher that knew this was happening and did nothing. To establish a state law will do NOTHING. The PTA and the parents must review the school’s policy. We presently have a principal that will do nothing.

  7. N.L. Mattson March 11, 2014 at 10:07 am #

    It certainly appears that the legislators that are proposing this bill have not given any thought into what they are legislating. Getting their name attached to a bill on strictly a partisan basis is not why we elect these people. We as voters need to elect persons who are for the people, and not for themselves. For the betterment of our country, state, and communities, and not just for the betterment of the “party”. When our legislators show that they cannot and do not represent the people, then it is time for the people to vote in those who will.

  8. Joe March 11, 2014 at 10:50 am #

    I’m 5 years out of high school but this brings me back to that feeling I had that everyone got a “special day” in school except us white straight males. How dare us “privileged” students be successful. Obviously any success wasn’t from hard work or motivation, it’s because the straight white male is privileged and is a “bully”. This is just another way for this liberal government to make themselves feel good and make us straight white males pay because we’ve never had to work for anything! (Is that enough sarcasm yet?) And the nerve of them to label it “anti-bullying”… Why is it that there is no mention of the scrawny chess club kid? Oh that’s right, he’s a straight white male, he can look out for himself….

    • Lorayne March 11, 2014 at 8:24 pm #

      Well said Joe!

    • Pally March 14, 2014 at 6:09 pm #

      Be careful Joe. Remember who you are and don’t let anyone influence you into someone you’re not. This “white privilege” game is so disingenuous along with their powerful ignorance to say “only whites can be racist.” Suggesting whites are the only humans as anyone with human feelings can be racist but just because Keith Ellison doesn’t know you, doesn’t justify his personal paranoia suggesting white skin means racist. That’s a coward and racist itself!

      Insecurity shows when people cry victim from people they don’t know but take time to spin what they can to TAKE OFFENSE OF A SKIN COLOR! These paranoid people with undeserved power might represent the insecurities of all others to continue their ongoing abuse of the constitution and those people but that means Keith Ellison doesn’t represent Minnesotans or Americans. They’re insecurities aren’t motivated to rise above! THEY WANT SOCIAL JUSTICE the unAmerican way and all of white America to pay for it! IT’S GOTTA STOP! Keith Ellison provoking resentment is not what he’s paid for! People deserve truth!

  9. Judy March 11, 2014 at 11:42 am #

    I think that most school districts in our state are doing whatever it takes to stop bullying. I don’t think that we need the State or Federal government to step in and make a new law.

  10. Dave S. March 11, 2014 at 11:51 am #

    Growing up in the 70’s and graduating high school in 1981, I was a “skinny nerd” – 6 ft tall, 145 pounds, size 29 waist at age 18. Today, I am 238 and tell many stories of the bullying and hazing I received as a kid to my boy scouts. People are surprised, not envisioning my having been subjected to that. I take some enjoyment in traveling back to my hometown and running into one of the old bullies I used to know – I am more formidable than most of them today. It’s not surprising that I still carry some of the anguish with me. Back in those days, your parents would say “we’re not going to fight your battles for you or take it like a man, I had to”.

    Unlike most of these clowns in the DFL, I experienced bullying FIRSTHAND during much of my youth. In contrast, I am DEAD SET AGAINST THIS BILL. The real BULLY here is the LIBERAL LEFT who wants to control every facet of our lives, many times under the auspices of “oh the children”.

    My 3rd grade son was being bullied by a 6th grade Somali boy and the school acted like somehow my son “had to do something negative” to this boy and he was just retaliating. It was “nipped in the bud” when I had “larger than average” older brother come to school to walk my son home (this boy would “lie in the weeds” waiting for my son to exit the back of the school to walk home). Big brother stepped out with him, stopped and threw this kid the “I mean business” look. Problem solved. The issue is, the school would do NOTHING.

    You are DEAD RIGHT when you ask: “Why are traditional victims of bullying, like kids who are timid or viewed as nerds, invisible in this bill?”. I WEEP for America, land that I loved.

  11. Stephen Vencel March 11, 2014 at 12:22 pm #

    All Government has become over controlling. Support of Bill H.F. 826 is just another example of the desire to control people. Exerciseing control over teachers to carry out the contents of H.F. 826 by offering protection to certain classes of the population within the state is a wastefull use of that profession’s time and energy. Bullying people is an unacceptable activity by individuals and government. Stopping bullying in schools and everywhere is a laudable effort but not with H.F.826 as proposed.

  12. Rick March 12, 2014 at 11:54 am #

    The excess sexuality being taught in the schools should be taken seriously. Any one pushing this on children should be arrested for being a pervert. Funny how the authors had to hide it with a misleading name that fools the uninformed.

  13. Doug March 12, 2014 at 9:49 pm #

    mankind’s problem is in the heart. You cannot change mankind’s heart by passing more laws.

  14. Frank March 13, 2014 at 7:28 pm #

    Bullied in school, Graduated 12th in class of 396. Ran on 2 state title teams. Real bullying encountered when I becam a member of a labor union. Do you think thse lefties in the legislature will address that acult bullying–a major menace

  15. Minnesandy March 21, 2014 at 1:23 am #

    I was at the noon un-hearing march 11 where only about a half dozen of 75 concerned citizens were heard AND the rest told to come back at 6pm where we were all un-heard again. Dibble has his lap dogs and the rest of us get ignored. This week at the finance comittee it was the same except that Senator Torrey Westrom (my hero) spoke up about getting emails from people who were not allowed to testify about it. He said he was not aware of the trojan horse-manure cartoon-porn-gate and prosecution immunity etc I gave him the 411 from http://www.mnchildprotectionleague.com and told him i will be the first to sign a class action suit against my state for authorizing sexual abuse of children with my tax dollars.

  16. Robin C April 3, 2014 at 11:55 am #

    This bill aught to be called “Pedophile Enabling and Protection bill” because that is exactly what it does.

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