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Seattle teacher loses his cool when he realizes Donald Trump will win

By meerna Jul11,2024
Seattle teacher loses his cool when he realizes Donald Trump will win

A retired Seattle teacher went on a wild tirade, apparently because he knows Donald Trump will likely win the presidential election. He also seemed upset about the Supreme Court ruling on presidential immunity. It should serve as a stark reminder to parents of the surprising and dangerous leftist indoctrination that is taking place in schools across Washington and the country.

In an editorial in the Tacoma News Tribune, Michael McSweeney issued an overdramatic and self-serving “apology” to his former students, explaining that he had failed them by teaching them that Supreme Court justices would step in to remove any “bad, dangerous person” from becoming president “before they could do much damage.”

He added that he “never dreamed that a Congress made up of so many scared and clueless members could be elected at the same time and that they would all unite to do whatever it took to keep Trump in power.”

The article is shockingly ignorant. It is full of fundamental misunderstandings about the government, revealing its deep detachment from reality and susceptibility to leftist hysteria.

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McSweeney began his speech by saying he had “lied” to his students after claiming he had misled them about the unique strength of the United States — its Constitution and its system of checks and balances.

The teacher, who taught from 1974 to 2017 in Los Angeles and Seattle, recalled nostalgically teaching that “no evil, dangerous person can be elected president because Congress and the Supreme Court will remove him from power before he can do more damage.”

This attitude, while perhaps superficially reassuring, is historically naive and grossly oversimplifies the intricacies of American governance. It is also simply wrong. Our system is designed to balance power, not preemptively remove elected officials based on subjective perceptions of their character.

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If Congress were supposed to expel “bad, dangerous” people, Joe Biden wouldn’t still be in office. But since McSweeney thinks Trump is “bad,” we’re supposed to believe that Congress and the Supreme Court should be doing that.

“I never imagined that someone as evil and dangerous as Trump could be elected president,” McSweeney lamented.

This statement is not only hysterical, but also disrespectful to the democratic process.

Millions of Americans voted for Trump, believing in his policies and leadership. Millions more support him, and polls show he will be our next president. To call him “evil” flatly shows that McSweeney is a broken man, deeply embedded in his prejudices.

Does this teacher understand the role of Congress and the Court?

The list of things McSweeney doesn’t understand continues to suffuse his short editorial. Either that, or the Seattle teacher has lost all objectivity because he hates Trump.

“We have always elected some truly awful people to Congress, but even if they passed some seriously harmful legislation, the president and the Supreme Court would get rid of it to protect us,” he wrote.

Although McSweeney does not define the term “harmful,” this is also completely incorrect.

Harm is a subjective standard, not a constitutional one. There are many constitutionally sound laws that can be “harmful” based on someone’s ideology, not reality.

Democrats, for example, continue to pretend that voter ID laws are “harmful” to black voters because they don’t think black people have access to government-issued IDs. They have no such concerns about black people when it comes to air travel or opening bank accounts because the purpose of challenging voter ID laws is to make it easier to vote illegally.

Who could read his article and feel comfortable that someone with his personality should be judging harm? And while he is not the kind of person who would judge harm rationally, he is the kind of teacher who would do such harm to students.

This Seattle teacher epitomizes everything a teacher is bad at

In framing his grievance in such partisan terms, McSweeney revealed his inability to separate his political views from his role as an educator. He claimed, “It never occurred to me how corrupt and dysfunctional the Supreme Court could become,” but he fails to acknowledge that his own ideological rigidity is what is truly problematic. It is the educator’s duty to cultivate critical thinking and present balanced perspectives, not to promote personal political vendettas. Yet how many parents can say that their children’s teachers achieve this?

McSweeney’s perspective in the classroom would likely discourage students from engaging with different perspectives and understanding the complexities of democratic governance. But perhaps that’s the point.

The editorial is a clear example of leftist indoctrination that Currently in the classroom. He may be retired, but can anyone honestly say that teachers who share his views are not currently in the classroom?

Irony in the “apology”

Ironically, McSweeney’s editorial does a disservice to the very students he claims to love. He doesn’t even offer a real “apology” to his students.

McSweeney is a narcissist who has created a scenario in his head in which his old students blame him for Trump possibly winning another term, assuming that everyone will be upset about it. In his mind, there is not a single one of his students who would even consider voting for Trump or any other Republican lawmaker he hates and distrusts.

How many other teachers are there? just like McSweeney who are currently teaching in the classroom? This isn’t just a Seattle teacher expressing disgust at Trump. This is how all teachers are responding and framing lessons around Trump, Republicans, and any policy or politician they may not support.

McSweeney’s “Apology” is a wild tirade that illustrates why parents should remind teachers that they must strive to present balanced views and cultivate critical thinking rather than succumb to the temptation of ideological indoctrination.

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