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Teachers’ Union Boss: Gun Lovers Are Going To Hell

June 25, 2013 by  

Teachers’ Union Boss: Gun Lovers Are Going To Hell

If you are a 2nd Amendment supporter, you better hope your child’s teacher isn’t taking notes from the heads of America’s educators’ unions.

The vice president of the National Education Association (NEA) made an outrageous statement Friday about 2nd Amendment supporters: She outright condemned them to hell.

Speaking before a gathering of liberal activists who convened for the Netroots Nation convention, NEA Vice President Lily Eskelsen Garcia said of politicians and lobbyists working to promote gun rights: “I’m not an ordained minister; I’m not a theologian, but these guys are going to hell.”

Garcia was speaking on a panel called “Not Another Newtown: Building a Movement to Prevent Gun Violence,” a discussion aimed at teaching liberal activists the best tactics for pressuring lawmakers into passing stricter gun laws.

“We have to make those Senators as frightened of us as they are of the gun lobby,” she said. “Shame on us if we give one inch to the gun lobby. They got where they are because they never give up. … Now the movement is us; we are the ones we were waiting for.”

The NEA and the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) are two education-affiliated groups who have made a continual effort to reignite legislative efforts to pass stricter gun-control laws, despite the death of a Senate gun-control effort in April.

AFT President Randi Weingarten told the gathering of 3,000 liberal activists that the anti-gun crowd should take note of the success the homosexual lobby and immigration advocates have by making the issue personal.

“When people see faces and when they are impacted individually, it changes minds,” she said, according to Mercury News.

On her NEA blog, Garcia gives an example of the mindset of the educator unions, writing:

They have built over the years an army of politicians – local, state and national – who either inexplicably agree with Any Gun to Anyone or who conveniently agree to be quiet and not ask inconvenient questions. This army of politicians trumped 90% of Americans. For my friend, the handwriting was on the wall. Defeat. How sad. Give up.

Here is why we will not: Babies died. Our sons and daughters and grandchildren died. Our neighbors and relatives died. We won’t give up because silence means it will happen again. It means it could get worse. There are serious and idiotic debates on whether to arm teachers and train them for shoot-outs in the hall because the gun lobby’s answers to gun violence always involve selling more guns to Anybody to prepare for the next inevitable tragedy.

Their answers never involve preventing the next inevitable tragedy, but the next tragedy is inevitable only if those 90% of Americans fail to act.

The increasing vigor with which the Nation’s teachers’ unions are calling for stricter gun-control laws could explain the uptick in reports involving teachers going to great lengths to make guns seem evil in the classroom — even those of the orange-tipped plastic, gestural or chewed-out-of-a-pastry varieties.

Sam Rolley

Staff writer Sam Rolley began a career in journalism working for a small town newspaper while seeking a B.A. in English. After learning about many of the biases present in most modern newsrooms, Rolley became determined to find a position in journalism that would allow him to combat the unsavory image that the news industry has gained. He is dedicated to seeking the truth and exposing the lies disseminated by the mainstream media at the behest of their corporate masters, special interest groups and information gatekeepers.

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  • gregwilliams60

    Who is she to tell gunowners that they are going to hell. If it wasn’t for gunowners our Country would have never been formed and the freedom of speech she just used to condemn them paid for by the blood,sweat and tears of our Founding Fathers and every soldier that has ever served. And our country would still be uncivilized without guns to protect our property and our lifes as well as others that we would protect. And they are protectiom from any government that does not respect the Constitution and the citizens of this Country and we are getting very close to that these days, so I would posit that if anyone is going to hell, it is her and her ilk that buy into her emotional tripe!

  • joseph

    I’m no going to heaven or hell. Heaven dosent want me, and the devil is to afraid ill take over.

  • Kenneth Leigaber

    I would rather teach my kids about guns instead of how to put a condom on a banana

  • Tommy cunningham

    Last time I checked , the right to defends ones life, liberty, and property was a natural born right bestowed upon us by good not goverment!!! The 2nd amendment is a means for a individual to protect their life, liberty, and property from all thugs including those in goverment or some damn union!! I’m gonna cling to my bible and guns and if any try and take either gonna give em the hot end of the stick!!!

  • Joe

    Once again , the lack of relevance of the education unions never ceases to amaze me. The NEA and the AFT are as bout as practical as a lead lifevest. As a former teacher I can safety say that these people are idiots of the highest caliber and the lowest IQ.
    If anyone knows anything about either union, then you know that their concern is not for the children but for their own political clout. These are the people who defend bad teachers, protect child minister who portray themselves as educators and all in all just care about themselves and their own poor.
    As a former teacher if history, it is my opinion that all unions and teachers unions specifically, have totally out lasted their usefulness. The reasons for this is absolute corruption of their core principles. They came into being because of low pay, child labor, long hours,no benefits, and a slave-master attitude held by industry at the time. They used tactics that were meant to make government stand up and take notice of the inequities of the system by which worker were treated as indenture servants instead of asset of the employers. Strikes, vandalism, riots, and intimidation of the employers. What does it tell you that they now use these same tactics to ensure that their power, union membership, is left intact. That those who opt not to participate in the nefarious activities and intimidation used by these same unions on their own membership.
    Yes, unions have outlived their usefulness, and have now become more like the employers of old who used those same tactics to keep employees under thumb and their control. Unions are now a multibillion solar enterprise where the union hierarchy usually isn’t even related to the business that their membership is employed in. They make thousands and thousands of dollars a year to fund lavish lifestyles and bully politicians with slush funds worth millions.
    NEA and AFT used to be about ensuring a wage that was consumerate with the lofty expectations that people held for teachers. They championed the needs of the children in all things educational. Now they are no more than the same thugs that the employers used to keep workers in line. They follow an ideology that is more intune with a Marxist it socialist government. Demanding their rights of free speech and to gain membership while at the same time using violence , intimidation and threats to keep current membership while denying those same members the right to opt out if they wish.
    Yes, unions have outlived their usefulness in today spirit. They know it but like every outdated institution and individual, they are fighting to stay relevant and alive. Unionism is dying a slow and painful death so now they are branching out into formation of policy. The only way they see to keep their authority is to manipulate the policy in their favor. Teachers should be teaching, molding young minds with facts and truth and the ability to process information. Instead teachers are branching students what to think, who is right and or wrong in government, teaching in a political slanted and partisan way. Textbooks are disingenuous at best and flat out wrong and portray things in a way as to be total fantasy on the liberal agenda. Instead of helping to actually educate out children, unions started the dumping down of our population to the point that there is a whole generation that has no clue as to what this country is, the principles upon which it was founded, and their rights AND responsibilities as a citizen. These unions defend teachers who are so bad that even other educators won’t allow their children in that classroom. Instead of teaching what ist means to be American, these unions have embraced watering down curriculum, teaching feel good fuzziness and how it is our fault that people hate us and we must be tolerant of all other even in the face of overwhelming proof to the contrary.
    Yes, I am a former teacher and a conservative but that wasn’t always so. I grew up a liberal democrat, not because my parents were but because I looked at the world through the prism of hedonism, of what’s in it for me. Frankly through the eyes of a child! Age and education by some of the best teachers I have ever seen showed me that an educator is one who leads student to information, ACCURATE INFORMATION, and then helps them to think critically about it to form their own opinions and conclusions. Unions want to help teachers and the political to create drones who neverse what truth is, what accuracy is. The number they can keep their membership and students they longer their gravy train runs. Unions are now people hate in it for the money attempting to lead those who never grew up to form their own opinions. Who never grew out of the hedonistic mindset of childhood. They cry woe is me when held to standards that other are held too.
    Just my two cents. Been there, done that.
    Want an eye opener? Look up what an 8th grader needed to k ow before living on and see if you could pass the test. Find one given in the late 1800′s to around 1910. Then you’ll find out just how dumbed down education has become and believe me its getting worse.
    Oh and it should be noted that I was a Who’s Who Among Americas Teachers and Educators. I was student oriented which got me into a lot of hot water within the schools I taught but my students excelled in everything they did and that includes those who had been labeled slow or had education plans. That were labeled and made to think they wouldn’t do what others did. Those today are college graduates and business owners, achieving something g they were told they never would because I showed them that they weren’t the label that was teachers but were pushed to the side because of bad behavior in early grades. Teacher no longer teach responsibility because they don’t take such themselves!

  • jesse woodmansee

    We maybe going to hell, but it will be long after you. Because we can defend ourselves, were you choose not to defend anyone.

  • Brent black

    Maybe 90% doesnt mean what she thinks it does. Lol.

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  • Don miller

    God made men Sam colt made them equal I think that’s enough said all these gun grabbers are gonna wish they knew a good gut with a gun on one of these days real soon and guess what were not gonna be there cause we’re gonna be hidden protecting ourselves and our families


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