Clearly, the propaganda against the III percenter movement as being “anti-government” is demonstrated to be just that with the recent election of the founder and leader of a Washington state branch of the Three Percenters national movement to a school board.
Matt Marshall won a seat on the Eatonville school board with more than 61% of the vote!
He was interviewed by The News Tribune saying that he believes his election demonstrates that voters want to see conservative values put into the school board.
“There’s clearly a lot of frustration with the status quo of Eatonville School District,” Marshall said. “I think I was seen as a chance for change.”
The News Tribune reported:
Earlier this year, Marshall’s campaign for school board drew attention from the Western States Center, a Portland-based organization that tracks and works to combat white nationalism and extremist groups. The organization calls Three Percenters groups an anti-government movement, citing social media posts and participation in rallies by Marshall.
“I think it’s disturbing and definitely notable (the Pierce County Republican Party) would endorse such a public, visible leader of a militia group that has threatened elected officials,” a spokesperson said in June.
Western States Center responded to the results Thursday.
“We’re disturbed by the apparent election of an anti-government militia leader to the Eatonville school board,” said Lindsay Schubiner, program director at Western States Center. “Marshall’s group has threatened elected officials and frequently uses violent language when discussing its anti-government agenda.”
As if our founding fathers didn’t use “violent language.” Have any of these anti-Americans pontificating with the nonsensical “anti-government” language even read the Declaration of Independence?
Here let me give you a taste of what I’m talking about.
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.–That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, —That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.
See what I mean? And that’s just what our founders did. They weren’t anti-government either, but they were, like the Three Percenters, anti-tyrants.
According to the group’s website, they are made up of “God fearing Patriots that support our constitution, and promise to defend our country, our community, and our families from all enemies foreign and domestic.”
What is wrong with that? Isn’t that what good Americans are supposed to be about?
The school board though must deal with actual issues, and while Marshal said he wants to improve school lunches and seek frugality, which is commendable, the real issue should be the seeking of the elimination of public schools altogether and if they are going to exist, to rid them of indoctrination and implement real education.
In either case, Marshall’s election demonstrates that he is not anti-government. Rather, he is one that wants to be part of the solution, not part of the problem.
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