Benson: The Ongoing Battle Over Public School Books

It’s History Repeating Itself

Get your children OUT of the System – NOW

It seems like the public schools in Hillsborough County, Florida have been having problems similar to those experienced in Kanawha County, West Virginia public schools 49 years ago now. Considering the true agenda of the public education system in this country – indoctrination rather than education – should anyone really be surprised?

And it looks as if this has been going on for while. In an article published back in March of this year in the Tampa Bay Times it was noted that “This Book Is Gay” a non-fiction book that offers guidance to LGBTQ youth will no longer be available at any Hillsborough County middle school.

With a 4-3 vote Tuesday the school board voted to ban the title as inappropriate for children as young as 11… The decision might have been unanimous had board members focused only on Pierce Middle School, which had been the subject of the initial complaint about the book.”

It seems as if a parent complained about the book, two school district panels went ahead and approved it. So much for parental rights and concerns! Ultimately, possibly over concern about a spreading protest over it, the school board did vote to ban it. There was a picture of the book with the article. While you can’t usually judge a book by its cover, I think this one might be an exception to that rule. It’s easy to see why the school board had to vote to ban it.

While this was an old story, possibly one most people would ignore at this point, I saw a story on Fox News for last evening, November 2nd, about a mother in Hillsborough County that was complaining about yet another book in the Hillsborough public schools. I tuned in late so didn’t get the name of the book, but apparently it contained graphic scenes of sexual activity. The mother had taken a picture of one of the book’s illustrations and had it enlarged, and at a school board meeting, she produced it for the audience to see. At that point a policeman conveniently arrived and took the enlarged photo away from her. It was way too graphic to be shown at a public meeting. Yet it was perfectly okay to have the book it was taken from in the county’s public schools for the kids to be able to read. Do you get the distinct feeling there’s something wrong with this picture. Is it possible that it’s what Yogi Berra described as “Deja Vu all over again”?

It was also interesting that the Fox News host that interviewed the mother stated, in her commentary that she’d not ever let her kids be enrolled in a government school where such trash was on display for the kids to see. She had her kids in a classical Catholic school and she wished the mother well in her crusade against this particular book. I hope neither her or the mother holds their breath until such books are removed from public schools! You get the impression that this kind of “education” had been going on in Hillsborough County for quite a spell.

I think what will eventually happen, though, is that the protests of this mother and others in that school system will be nullified by the public school officials there. Whether or not such happens, the message here should be clear: get your kids out of the public school system. This message should be clear to Mom’s and Dad’s who care about what their kids are exposed to that parades as “education.” The public school system, in spite of some of the decent folks that work in it, is an anti-Christ institution that Christian parents, and others, need to separate from – lest they lose their children forever!

November 3, 2023

~ The Author ~
Al Benson Jr. is the editor and publisher of “The Copperhead Chronicle“, a quarterly newsletter that presents history from a pro-Southern and Christian perspective. He has written for several publications over the years. His articles have appeared in “The National Educator,” “The Free Magnolia,” and the “Southern Patriot.” I addition he was the editor of, and wrote for, “The Christian Educator” for several years. In addition to The Copperhead Chronicles, Al also maintains Revised History.

He is currently a member of the Confederate Society of America and the Sons of Confederate Veterans, and has, in the past, been a member of the John Birch Society. He is the co-author, along with Walter D. Kennedy, of the book “Lincoln’s Marxists” and he has written for several Internet sites as well as authoring a series of booklets, with tests, dealing with the War of Northern Aggression, for home school students.

Mr. Benson is a highly respected scholar and writer and has graciously allowed the family of Kettle Moraine Publications to publish his works. We are proud to have his involvement with each of our projects.

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