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misconstrued and that he really meant the opposite.

Comedian Groucho Marx once quipped “Who are you going to believe — me or your own eyes?”

Panic among Democrats is well-founded in that Blacks constitute approximately 20% of voters in Virginia and can make all the difference in the outcome of the election. And Blacks poll strongly in favor of parental choice in education.

In 2018, Republican candidate Ron DeSantis defeated Black Democratic candidate Andrew Gillum by less than 40,000 votes in the gubernatorial election in Florida. One reason was DeSantis got 18% of the vote of Black women. This was most likely Black mothers expressing appreciation for the 100,000 lowincome children attending private schools through tax-credit funded scholarships provided through the Step Up for Students program.

If anything positive has come out of COVID-19, it has driven home to many parents the implications of government and politically controlled schools.

Given the central importance of education to a child’s future, more parents are becoming aware of grave implications of losing control of when and where their children are taught, how they are taught and what they are taught.

McAuliffe’s accidental moment of truth put out for all to see what Democrats are really about. They are casting a wider and stronger net of government and political control of almost every aspect of our lives. The core American value of freedom has all but disappeared.

More Black parents are sensitive to the crisis in the Black family. Do they really want progressive politicians defining sexuality for their children? But this is what is happening.

Thirty states and the District of Columbia mandate sex education in public schools.

Log onto the website of either of the major teachers unions — National Education Association and American Federation of Teachers. Both include the commitment to LGBTQ values.

What about Black parents, or parents of any ethnicity, that reject this worldview? What about Black parents, or parents of any ethnicity, who want their child’s education about sexuality to be defined by traditional biblical views of love and marriage?

In a recent Pew Research survey, 59% said Americans disagree on “basic facts.”

In a country where there’s not even consensus about what reality is — what is true and what is false — how can we possibly have a government-controlled education system? How can parents allow progressive bureaucrats to determine the worldview conveyed to their children?

A wake-up call, a new birth of freedom, is long overdue in America.

Virginia is a good place to start.

Star Parker is president of the Center for Urban Renewal and Education and host of the weekly television show “Cure America with Star Parker.” To find out more about Star Parker and read features by other Creators Syndicate writers and cartoonists, visit the Creators Syndicate website at www. COPYRIGHT 2021 CREATORS. COM

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