To those stunned by Attorney General Merrick Garland’s plan to use the USA Patriot Act against parents protesting school curriculums, we commend the dissent by Justice Clarence Thomas in a case called Brown v. Entertainment Merchants. It will reassure you that you are not alone. There is at least one justice who comprehends the constitutional standing of parents in respect of their own children.
In the Brown case, Justice Thomas opined that “‘The freedom of speech,’ as originally understood, does not include a right to speak to minors without going through the minors’ parents or guardians.”
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