In what Universe is it OK to sexually groom innocent children?

Whether the groomers are dirty old pederasts seeking a thrill or narcissistic educators bent on achieving their “progressive” societal goals, the result is the same. The pure, sweet innocence of vulnerable children is destroyed by solipsistic adults. Even worse, in some cases, adults who occupy positions of trust.

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SoDakD

Why did you lose, Mr. Welsh?

Maybe it’s because schools must deal with more important threats to the education of our children than your phony wedge issues that distract from grappling with the challenges of our underfunded educational system, which ranks near the bottom of the amount of money spent per pupil among our America’s state educational systems.

erpjbhm

This letter is bizarre to say the least. What are you even talking about? Thank you for more confirmation on why the incumbents won - the majority of people in Yankton do not and will not tolerate craziness like this. The people who care showed up to vote and the incumbents won. They had over twice as many votes as the 3rd and 4th place winners - that is a statement.

YanktonCitizen2

This is a pretty weird letter to the editor, even for Yankton. Am I missing something? I know that Erick Messler made a big deal out of being anti-trans, but is the Yankton school district even doing anything “pro-trans” or anything especially unusual in regards to sexual education that would even warrant a letter like this?

VoiceforAll

Unfortunately this is the kind of stuff that has to be written and commented about in our country now a days, and when it is brought up, the democrats are all like, really, wow, this isn't happening, nothing like this is going on, just ask us. And then it reaches a point where the children, that are being groomed in our schools by the educators behind parents backs and without parents knowledge, start talking to their parents about what is happening, republican governors and people from congress have to step in and make laws to stop it from happening. Democrats want to deny it is happening but once it becomes apparent to all that it is happening the democrats fight, they argue, they attack you. CRT is just another example of this, and just look what is happening in Florida and other states, republicans are fighting back and the democrats are mad that they can't control and groom our children. Democrats in Virginia and Michigan are fighting against parents rights bills, democrats in these states have said parents shouldn't have a say in what kids are taught, democratic Rep. Yarmuth from Kentucky has even said the government knows better than parents. This is real folks, it is happening, and democrats won't admit it, they will deny it just like the respondents to this letter already have, we need to protect our children from the democratic grooming that is going on, please, help protect our children.

SoDakD

Voice, you’re running out of steam, old pal.

You forgot to mention 1)- high gas prices, 2)- the Covid Hoax, 3)- the killer vaccine, 4)- the Russian collusion lies and our disrespect for Putin, 5)- Biden’s responsibility for starting the war in Ukraine, 6)- the stolen election, 7)- Hillary’s treason, 8)- the Jan. 6 commission’s vilification of patriots just exercising their first amendment right, 8)- teaching our kids unpleasant myths about America’s history …

Whew… No wonder you’ve run out of steam, but here’s a partial list of your favorite themes to help you stay at the top of your game, good buddy.

You need to keep up the effort if you’re going to keep entertaining us.

Hogan

Sarah Palin is back I’m guessing she’s bringing the death panels along with her. Remember those. Obama was the anti Christ born in Kenya. According to MAGA cult the only guy who ever really won lost by 3000000 and 7-8 million MAGA is a cult by any definition

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YanktonCitizen2

I have friends who are teachers in our school district. I can assure you that they are not grooming children. I think it’s incredibly paranoid to think that about people who are our friends and neighbors in our community.

ws413sw

Can you please point out exactly what is happening and where it is happening? Also include exactly what "grooming" means in your response. Thanks.

Yankton Hope

I am genuinely curious if people with viewpoints such as Michael and VoiceforAll have recently spent time in our very own Yankton School District? You profess very strong opinions on the state of our local education, I suggest you volunteer or sign up for substitute teaching. Then, you will have an accurate view of the state of Yankton School District's educational programs. I am not all that interested in programs in Florida or Kentucky, I care what goes on where MY children go to school. Have a blessed day.

VoiceforAll

SoDakD refers to Biden's failures as themes, this just shows you how serious democrats take what is happening to our country, this country is literally falling apart, people are suffering, and to the democrats all of these things are themes, not issues, I think the new democratic term is wedge issue, so not real problems, just republican talking points. Sorry SoDakD, these things are not just themes, maybe to you, maybe you can afford all the increases, most cannot, maybe you can tolerate all the crime that is happening because I am guessing it is not happening in your neighborhood, to those it is happening to, they have had enough, maybe you are ok with millions of illegal immigrants coming into our country, but those that are having these people walk around in their neighborhoods, to those that are trying to figure out how to feed and house these millions, it's a real struggle. Maybe you are ok with watching the news and seeing the increase in deaths to our young people due to drug overdoses, but families that are losing loved ones because of this have to deal with that lose every day of their lives. Go ahead, brush these things offs just like Biden is doing, you are a good democrat and don't want to talk about them, it makes it easy for you to sleep at night I guess.

Sure thing Yankton Hope, as long as the grooming isn't happening to your children, it is ok, as long as it is someone else's problem, you shouldn't have to worry about it, let others deal with it, those other children don't matter, those other children don't deserve to be safe, those other children don't deserve to be able to trust their teachers, as long as your little corner of the world is good I guess. What ever happened to fighting to help those that can't help themselves, is that where we are with our society now, throw them to the wolves, they aren't my problem. I am sorry, that is not what we should be doing, some of these 5 year old children come from broken homes, they are abused not just physically but mentally as well, they go to school often looking for a place to get away from their home lives, not every one has a great town like Yankton to live in, and now they have to sit down with a teacher they want to trust and then have to talk to about gender reassignment or what they think about being transgender or to learn through CRT that they are racists and that their parents are racists or that people hate them because of the color of their skin. That is what we are putting these children through, but as long as it is someone else's child, it is ok I guess. Well not for me, sorry, I cannot accept that. I know teachers that teach at head start schools, these children need as much love as they can get, they don't need to learn about hate and sex at 5 years old, it is not what they need or want.

ws413sw

Exactly WHERE is it happening and WHAT is happening that concerns you so much? We need details of this supposed teaching of CRT and "grooming". Saying you saw it on Fox News or Newsmax doesn't count. Provide specifics.

YanktonCitizen2

I agree. This letter was about Yankton School District. If you are saying there is grooming happening there, I think you need to give some examples. If there are specific examples of teachers doing it, we probably should know about it.

SoDakD

Sorry. That was for Voice. So glad folks like you are speaking out.

SoDakD

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Yankton Hope

Good Point Voice! I do care more for our children in my community than I do for places on the other side of the country because I can directly be involved with our community. I cannot be directly involved somewhere I don't live. LOCALLY, I know what goes on in our schools. Be the change you wish to see in the world. Support our schools and support our children! Blessings to all Yanktonians!

RocknRola77

THANK goodness the voters that did show up, voted for sane and competent people in both the School Board Election and City Commission. Those non-incumbents ran on one issue and one issue only. They were upset about the mask mandates and our leaders listening to the experts.

One candidate for the school board verbally assaulted a current board member in a Mexican restaurant because SHE didn't agree with a mask mandate. These are the people that should be voted in? I think not.

Thankful normal, sane voters showed up!

VoiceforAll

Has any democrat heard of the state of Florida and the fight they are going through with the democrats to keep this out of their schools, anyone? Go and read about it, I know CNN and MSNBC have already labeled all this misinformation or called it just a bunch of white guys complaining about white privilege or however they want to downplay it, but do some research, read, the information is out there. For CRT, the first place to go is a website called CriticalRace.org, it's a website created by a Cornell law school professor for the discussions and information on CRT. Get off of Facebook, they censor what they want, get away from CNN and MSNBC, they are full of a bunch of angry people still mad at Trump for exposing them for what they are. Don't go to Fox, I don't care, because there is so much more out there than them, use more than one or two sources, look at how other services report and what they report or don't report, make your decisions, give this your own thought, don't let some newscaster tell you what to think, don't let some politician tell you what to think. This stuff is real, children and families are being harmed. I have never understood why people have to fight so hard to try and protect the innocent people in this world, why are our children always being attacked, they should be the first one's being protected. From letting grown men into women's bathrooms and locker rooms to making women compete against men that say they are women and putting women into even more difficult situations then they already are in, to gender identity discussions with 5 year old children, why do these innocent people continue to be harmed like this? Remember when it was noble to stand up to people that treated women badly, where has that gone, why do a few men that want to be women deserve more than the millions of women that are fighting for their rights to be women?

YanktonCitizen2

We keep asking you for examples of this happening in Yankton. Apparently you know of none.

RocknRola77

"Voice" has zero examples...zero.

ws413sw

"Voice",

This is nothing more than manufactured fear and hysteria. The right has no meaningful platform to run on so every election cycle it's a new buzz to get you worked up, and it works. The right has no message and nothing to offer other than fear.

ToniSue

“Mr. Welsh”, girl put down that thesaurus if you want your people to read this lie. Also, why is the P&D even giving this girl space.

SoDakD

Voice doesn’t do examples.

You may have noticed he spends more words than all of us put together angrily repeating the same litanies of right wing tropes, lies and misinformation.

He’s in his element commenting on our national cultural wars, but he’s at a disadvantage when he’s dealing with real, local situations where people are actually experiencing reality.

Nonetheless, he must be taken seriously as a representative of almost 30% of our fellow Americans.

SoDakD

You know, I think this exchange is an example of the practical and good-hearted nature of the typical South Dakotan.

My coastal friends cannot understand how most South Dakotans believe that the election was stolen, Covid is a hoax, vaccines will kill you and all urban dwellers are socialist pedephiles.

BUT when it comes to judging things with their own eyes. South Dakotans mostly do the right thing.

VoiceforAll

I love it when a democrat says the republicans have no meaningful platform because in a democrats eye freedom isn't a platform to run on, taking people's freedoms is the democratic platform but when a republican says they are going to fight to keep our freedoms, they are called racists, homophobes, anit-American, whatever the democratic catch phrase of the day is. Free speech, freedom to make our own choices, freedom to protect our children, all things republicans run on, and I find it absolutely amazing, and this tells you where the democratic party is today, that republicans have to run on and fight for these, aren't these things something that American's should just have, why is that we have to fight for these, answer, because the democrats don't want you having them, they want control over you, they want control over our children, it's about control for them, just look at covid, just look at the DOJ shutting down parents at school board meetings. Just look at the democrats on this forum, they will deny any of this is happening, "we want examples", because MSNBC or CNN isn't reporting it, thankful almost all people in this country don't watch or listen to any of these "news" organizations, they are living in the real world, they are going through all this, and it is all real, just look at the polls, no one is buying the democratic lies, the democratic cover ups, it's all happening in real time, unfortunately for Americans, this is what the democrats have created, but we are all having to suffer through.

YanktonCitizen2

We wanted examples of this happening in Yankton.

VoiceforAll

So all of you democrats in denial, why is your administration putting out fact sheets and putting one of their staff members, Admiral Rachel Levine, the U.S. assistant secretary for health, out in front of everyone and discussing all these issues, if this wasn't happening, there really isn't a need to be talking about it, or is there. From the Admiral, “There is no argument among medical professionals … about the value and the importance of gender-affirming care.” and “For transgender and nonbinary children and adolescents, early gender- affirming care is crucial to overall health and well-being as it allows the child or adolescent to focus on social transitions and can increase their confidence while navigating the healthcare system.” They even published fact sheet which offered examples of “gender-affirming care” including, “Using certain types of hormones to pause pubertal development,” giving “Testosterone hormones for those who were assigned female at birth,” and “estrogen hormones for those who were assigned male at birth,” “’Top’ surgery – to create male-typical chest shape or enhance breasts,” and “’Bottom’ surgery – surgery on genitals or reproductive organs.” Did you catch their wording, children and adolescents, this isn't 18 year old adults, these are children, 5 year old children that they are trying to indoctrinate. Go ahead and denying it as you do all things wrong in this country, it is happening, it is happening behind parents backs, and this sick administration couldn't be more proud of themselves for destroying children's lives, it is what the democratic party does.

YanktonCitizen2

Ok. We get it. The Democrats are everything that is wrong with this country and they are destroying everyone’s lives. I’m convinced now. Thanks. Your job is done.

VoiceforAll

It's called indoctrination and it's wrong, here is some info from a news story about what our children are being taught - "A public elementary school in Washington, D.C., gave children as young as 4 a lesson on "anti-racism" that asked them to identify racist members of their family." "If you are a white person, white privilege is something you were born with and it simply means that your life is not more difficult due to the color of your skin," the "Fistbook for Kids" explains. "Put differently, it’s not your fault for having white privilege, but it is your fault if you choose to ignore it." So before they learn their ABC's and 123's, our 4 year old children are being taught about gender reassignment and being racists, I wonder how white people that live in the slums, are homeless, are single parents trying to raise their kids and working multiple jobs just to afford the $5 a gallon gas and double the food costs and energy costs under Biden, feel about being classified as having "white privilege"? This stuff is happening to our children, democrats can deny it all they want, but it is happening.

VoiceforAll

Oh yeah, and let me be the first to wish all the birthing people out there that have given birth to an individual an early Happy Birthing People Day, this is in lieu of being able to say Happy Mother's Day to all the mothers since democrats don't want us using the term "mother" any longer. I can guarantee you one thing, my mother is going to get a Happy Mother's Day and my children are going to give their mother a Happy Mother's Day and my grandchildren are going to give their mother a Happy Mother's Day on Sunday. Isn't it sad that as a democrat you can't call your mother a mother, you must call her a birthing person, and soon any man that identifies as a birthing person will have to be called a birthing person, Apple has even created a pregnant birthing person emoji that looks like a, dare I say it, a man. When does the madness stop with you democrats?

VoiceforAll

My job is not done, and you are correct YanktonCitizen2, the democrats are everything that is wrong, look at what has happened to this country in 16 months since they took over, everything, and I mean everything is a mess and that cannot be denied by any of you, even though you all will. Nothing good is happening, nothing good has happened and nothing good is going to happen while the democrats are in control.

SoDakD

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