When asked who their hero is, some pre-teen girls might give a favorite actress, beloved singer, or loving parent as their answer. But, when 11-year-old Bella Moscato of Long Island, New York was asked to choose a hero for a recent class project, she selected President Donald Trump.
To diehard Trump haters, the mere mention of his name sets their blood to boiling. So, it shouldn’t come as a surprise when Bella’s teacher refused to allow her to complete her assignment on the 45th President of the U.S.
According to TheBlaze, Bella’s hero has been Trump since she was a mere 8-years-old. In the third-grade, the young student even dressed up as the President. Bella revealed to News 12 Long Island, “Donald Trump is my hero.”
The teacher’s reasoning for prohibiting Bella to do her class project on Trump sounds like the stale talking points liberals spout at every turn. The educator claimed the President “spreads negativity and says bad stuff about women.”
Allegedly, Bella’s teacher also belittled her about her choice of Trump in front of her classmates. The educator even had the nerve to tell Bella that she could complete the assignment on former President Barack Obama. The young girl told News 12 Long Island, “That’s what got me angry — I didn’t like that.”
During a recent school board meeting, Bella’s parents, Arthur and Valerie Moscato, blasted the teacher’s behavior. They maintained the educator’s actions represented “intimidation and censorship.”
At the school board meeting, Arthur stated, “My daughter’s hero is the president of our country. I can’t believe anybody at the school would tell my daughter that that guy can’t be her hero. I’m incensed by this.”
Valerie contends that Bella’s teacher infringed on her First Amendment right to freedom of speech. The child’s mother told News 12 Long Island, “My daughter has every right to do and pick a hero of her choice. It’s a First Amendment right, freedom of speech, freedom of expression. So it was really upsetting to me that [the teacher] was trying to shut her down.”
The officials from Bella’s school have spun a completely different narrative from the one the young student and her parents are telling. Sachem School District superintendent Dr. Kenneth Graham vehemently denied the charges in a statement. Graham said, “It is not accurate that this student was told that they were not allowed to conduct research or report on any individual for a school assignment, including President Trump. To the best of our knowledge, by choice the student is still conducting their project of President Trump.”
The Moscato’s feel Graham’s public denial of the allegations only makes things worse. During the school board meeting, Arthur remarked, “No one should make a child feel that way, and you’re supposed to protect my child.”
For years, conservatives have been reporting discriminatory liberal biases at America’s colleges and universities. Sadly, the leftist indoctrination of the country’s youth is happening years before they ever step foot into a higher education classroom.
Recently, conservative news reporter Tomi Lahren attested to this disturbing reality on a Fox News segment. Lahren revealed her belief that schools are advocating progressive policies on younger kids than ever before. She even shared her view that this is the reason House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Democrat – California, and her fellow Democrats want to lower the voting age.
During the Fox News broadcast, Lahren stated Democrats “are very well aware that liberal indoctrination starts at a very young age. Whereas it used to start in college, now it starts in elementary school, middle school, high school. And they want to capture those kids very early. So again, this is just another way for them to pad their voting bloc.”
Continuing, she remarked, “It sounds good. It sounds like a great talking point. It gets young people really energized. But at the end of the day, it’s just the Democrats doing what they can to try to win an election which they can’t do unless they change the rules.”
Due to the particularly hostile environment towards conservative values in educational institutions across the country, both students and parents alike must be vigilant. When liberal teachers and administrators pull shenanigans in an effort to single out and embarrass conservative students, taking a stand like the Moscato’s did is crucial.