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Swalwell: ‘Stupid’ to want to Control your own Health or your Children’s Education 

Swalwell: ‘Stupid’ to want to Control your own Health or your Children’s Education 

California Rep. Eric Swalwell (D) is catching some serious flack for suggesting that parental control over education is like giving patients control over surgery. 

“Please tell me what I’m missing here,” tweeted Swalwell. “Putting patients in charge of their own surgeries? Clients in charge of their own trials? When did we stop trusting experts. This is so stupid.”  

His comment was a direct response to Republican Senator Tim Scott’s promise to ‘put parents back in charge of their kids’ education.’ It was posted one day after a landslide victory for pro-parent school board candidates throughout the nation.

The post immediately garnered 1,400+ comments, most of them critical:

“‘Experts’ who taught our kids to hate their white classmates and hate their own bodies? Who engaged in school-wide conspiracies to secretly change our kids’ names and gender identities? Who shut down in-person learning for two years? Tell us more about the ‘experts’ you trust,” wrote Wall Street Journal contributor Abigail Shrier

With education a major topic for voters this year, Swalwell’s idiotic tweet could have a real impact on Democrats’ performance during the midterm elections.

As we have seen in recent years, more and more schools are infusing traditional subjects like Math, History, and Literature with “woke” propaganda. Rather than study the US Constitution or learn basic math, today’s Democrats seem to prefer the fostering of while guilt and the questioning of gender identity. 

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (R) signed a law earlier this year prohibiting teachers from discussing sexual orientation and gender identity with children grades K-3. He defeated Democratic opponent Charlie Crist 57-42 last week.

What’s really funny about Swalwell’s comment is that it doesn’t even support his own argument.

 “Parents choose the medical procedures their child will undergo, which doctors will perform it,” argues criminal defense attorney and political activist Marina Medvin. “Clients choose which lawyer will represent them, whether they will go to trial, etc. This example [from Swalwell] is a perfect one for why parents should choose schools, teachers, and even curriculum.” 

As noted in a snarky op-ed by Fox News contributor Jonathan Turley, informed consent laws actually prevent doctors from making certain decisions while a patient is sedated even if that decision is in the patients’ best interest. 

Just as a patient has the right to know what a certain surgery aims to achieve, how it will be accomplished, and what risks may be involved, parents deserve to review and comment on the material being taught to their children. 

And when it comes to trials, a client always has the right to fire his attorney.

Sources:

Eric Swalwell laments it’s ‘so stupid’ for parents to control their kids’ eduction 

Eric Swalwell’s ‘stupid’ education tweet may cost Democrats in 2024

Swalwell attacks Tim Scott for ‘so stupid’ support of parental rights in education

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37 Comments

  1. Jan d

    It is apparent that Swalwell has no appreciation of the founding principles of this country and as such has no business imposing his ideas officially on anyone. That he likes the idea of external control of personal lives suggests he would fit in better in Communist China. Perhaps he has had a taste of that already.

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    • Nancy Murphy

      Guess he gets his info from Fang Fang.

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      • tpm

        She love him long time while wife watch.

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      • LionelMandrake

        Fang Fang long gone! No mo bang bang with Fang Fang.

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  2. Antogeny

    And it isn’t STUPID to fornicate with a Chinese spy?

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    • Greg

      Ask Hunter Biden

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  3. Pedge12

    Swalwell is part of the problem in the schools today allowing teachers/administrators brainwashing our children to their beliefs and NOT teaching the children what they need to live in society. Swalwell and the teachers/administrators should be charged with child abuse!!!

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  4. LMB

    I’ve always known that Swallowell, was a dumba$$, but this is right out of the Saul Alinsky playbook!!!

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  5. Antogewny

    This website censors Truth.

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  6. EMMA

    SWALWELL IS A IGNORANT FOOL. NO ONE HAS RESPECT FOR HIM, HE IS NOT INFORMED TO GIVE US ADVICE. HOW IN HECK IS THIS IDIOT IN CONGRESS, BUT MOST DEMOCRATS HAVE A VERY LOW IQ. JUST THINK OF THE SQUAD..

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    • Jimmy Falcon

      A bunch of ignorant voters keep fools like him in office. All it would take is one smart opponent to oust him from office and you would see Swallwell’s district and a lot of California come back to life like never before. When fools are in office the people suffer. THAT’S bible truth!

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  7. Allen

    This is the problem with our voted in representatives is this. They work for the American Tax payer. The American tax payer does not work for any politician. They are our employees. And when they don’t do their job or get the I am God persona. They should be fired by the voters and never re elected to office. Hopefully one day we can stop paying taxes that pay these incompetent clowns. Not being disrespectful to clowns

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  8. Bruce

    This is more pap from the left. I wonder how they ever got elected. He is a typical California nut job. Sorry buddy but you didn’t have the kids we the people did. Oh by the way, we the people pay your misguided salary.

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  9. Cee

    What is truly stupid is allowing the government anywhere near your children or your health care decisions. Our nation have fared just fine over the past 200+ years without having a government nanny state looking over our shoulders 24/7. We DON’T need it now!

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  10. Alej Marcos

    We send petty criminals to jail ( min most states).

    The really accomplished ones, we send to Washington DC .

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  11. Bibfy

    AMAZINGLY THATS BASICALLY WHAT HE WAS SAYING ABOUT YOU……

    But a stupid thing to say in a stupid way

    He was lamely trying to say how sad the lack of trust in our institutions and experts today.

    It’s not that parents should not be involved, have a say, it’s just that we should not discount expert opinion just because of politics or, worse yet, just because

    Pedge wants to charge child abuse over an idea, an opinion. That’s crazy talk.

    Jan says this is communist. Yeah, right.

    Emma says most Democrats have a low IQ but can’t prove it.

    LMB says this is like Alinsky but does not prove it.

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    • Larry kuhn

      Hell I can prove it. Just look at who the fools vote for and what they support. No solutions. Just liberal stupidity.

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      • Bibfy

        And yet, with the same evidence, they say their solutions are proven better than yours. Over and over. Trump included.

        Perhaps you need an actual example , you know, a fact, rather than than just sharing your feelings, nothing more than feelings, feelings not of live……

        Just conservative stupidity.

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  12. Crackerjack

    Swalwell is stupid on two legs bet he don’t turn his kids over for some one else to make all their decisions then again maybe he does hopefully they are not as nutty as he is

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  13. Gary

    Sawell is a stupid POS

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  14. Crotte

    Somewhere along the way his brain crashed. Must have been with Fang Fang in violent sex when he hit the ceiling!!!!!

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  15. Think about it

    I see Mr. Swalwell doesn’t believe in the right of a defendant to have counsel participate in pretrial hearings or file motions; rather, he believes the prosecution should be the one to drive due process.

    That’s not scary.

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  16. Doclogic

    So, to be clear, the genius government official who chose to sleep with a Chinese spy is now lecturing others on stupidity. OK. Next up: nutritional advice from Jeffery Dahmer, navigation advice from Joe “Sniffy” Biden, dating advice from Ted Bundy and elocution lessons from John Fetterman.

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  17. Freeland_Dave

    I wonder who makes the medical and educational decisions for his wife and three children?

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  18. Hortense

    One hopes Swalwell and family have been jabbed multiple times with “expert” Fauci’s poison death shot. They deserve it.

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  19. Meremortal

    I don’t lose my human rights because you say I’m stupid. But I do get to ignore you because you sound unstable.

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  20. BKMart

    Even worse than patients in charge of their own surgeries? How about friggin politicians telling doctors how to treat or with what to treat their patients…

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  21. SGTSNUFFY

    SWALLOWSWELL NEEDS A GOOD SWIFT KICK IN THE ASS OR BALLS.

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  22. elizabethrc

    Swalwell’s parents should be arrested for child abuse. He is a freak with no morals and a traitor to his own country.

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  23. JohnB

    This, coming from the poster boy for “stupid”.

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  24. linrolo

    you remember when the old saying was, if you can’t do, teach!! The teaching colleges, at least in the Northeast, have been producing illiterate teachers for years! Imagine having these same teachers dictating to you and your kids what they should believe, SCARY,! What has been proven in resent years, is that liberal indoctrination has become the norm, in order to push their social agenda!

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  25. Joe

    Well . . . Actually, Swalwell is – STUPID. People KNOW what they WANT, and NEED.

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    • bibfy

      Like lemmings.

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  26. Antogeny

    And it’s not stupid to fornicate with a Chinese spy?

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  27. EMMA

    SWALWELL, THE IGNORANT OUTPUT FOR THE DEMOCRATS. HOW CAN HE EVEN SPEAK FOR US, HE IS TO BUSY SCREWING FANG FANG. NO TIME FOR PROBLEM SOLVING. HE IS NOT FIT TO BE IN CONGRESS. BUT HE IS NOT THE ONLY ONE.

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    • Lela Sandoval

      What makes me sad is knowing how our government has disrespected our country and it’s citizens. Our country is made up from people from all nations. I n my heart our children are our future! School’s should be teaching respect for our country and the basic of reading writing and math. History is the past and we all know it made America what we are. I do not believe our children should be subjected to sexual or emotional disrespect by any teachers who is tainted by their own beliefs. Leave the children alone. Let them grow up and be who they are! I loved my parents for allowing me to be who I am. God bless us all. I have been disappointed by our government, for stealing what little money I put away for my retirement and now they they want to control everyone’s bank accounts and our lives. For their own profits? I am old and only wished to be happy to be able to retire with a little dignity! Just my feelings!!!! Stop the hate and disrespect.

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