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Biden Administration Labels Parents Terrorists For Voicing Opinions At School Board Meetings

.jpg photo of Texas Attorney General LogoAG Paxton Sues Biden Administration for Silencing Parents, Labeling Them “Terrorists”

AUSTIN, TX  –  Attorney General Ken Paxton has joined Indiana in a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit to force the Biden Administration to release documents that will shed light on its labeling parents domestic terrorists for voicing their opinions at school board meetings across the countryThe complaint focuses on the actions of the National School Boards Association (NSBA), reportedly committed in tandem with the White House and the Department of Justice (DOJ), when they accused parents across the United States of domestic terrorism last fall.

In a letter written to Attorney General Garland, the NSBA asked DOJ to invoke the Patriot Act to stifle parents from speaking up at school board meetings challenging their children’s indoctrination through liberal texts and racially charged, anti-white lessons, as well as the continuation of school mask mandates and remote learning.

There is no way the NSBA can justify why they referred to concerned parents across the country as ‘domestic terrorists’ when it is obvious that they are being targeted for their political beliefs,” Attorney General Paxton said.  “The Biden Administration cannot silence parents for exercising their constitutional rights and treat them like terrorists simply for having concerns about what their children are being taught.  I will not back down in this fight to preserve our kids’ hearts and minds, to protect the rights of parents to engage with their schools, and to prevent the Biden Administration’s oppressive actions.”

To read the complaint click here.

Our Country Needs Jobs And Cheaper Oil And Gas

.jpg photo of Texas Attorney General LogoAG Paxton Pushes Back Against Biden EPA’s War Against Texas Oil & Gas

AUSTIN, TX  –  “At a time when American gas prices are skyrocketing at the pump, and the Russia-Ukraine conflict shows again the absolute need for energy independence, Biden chooses to go to war against fossil fuels,” said Attorney General Paxton.  “These severe new rules proposed by the EPA are not only unnecessary, but they will create a deliberate disadvantage to Texas and all states who are involved in the production of oil and gas.  I will not allow this federal overreach to wreak havoc on our economy or the livelihoods of hard-working Texans.”

To that end, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton is leading a 14-state coalition challenging the Biden Administration’s Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulations on vehicle emissions.  Biden’s bureaucratic decrees micromanage greenhouse gas emissions for cars and trucks, far exceeding EPA’s authority and violating the U.S. Constitution’s separation-of-powers principles.

The new rule seeks to promote the Biden Administration’s radical climate change agenda by promoting electric vehicle usage over other, superior means of transportation that use abundant fossil fuels.  If left in place, the regulations will impose major economic harms on Texas by stressing its electric grid and decreasing the need for gasoline by billions of gallons, effectively destroying Texas’s robust energy industry.  Other states that would have benefitted from increased production in renewable fuels will also be negatively impacted.

To read the challenge click here.

TX AG Declares Misguided Ideology On Children Child Abuse

.jpg photo of Texas Attorney General LogoAG Pax­ton Declares So-Called Sex-Change Pro­ce­dures on Chil­dren and Pre­scrip­tion of Puber­ty Block­ers to be ​“Child Abuse” Under Texas Law

AUSTIN, TX  –  Attorney General Ken Paxton released a formal attorney general opinion concluding that performing certain “sex-change” procedures on children, and prescribing puberty-blockers to them, is “child abuse” under Texas law.  The holding comes at a critical time when more and more Texans are seeing the horrors that flow from the merging of medicine and misguided ideology.

Specifically, the opinion concludes that certain procedures done on minors such as castration, fabrication of a “penis” using tissue from other body parts, fabrication of a “vagina” involving the removal of male sex organs, prescription of puberty-suppressors and infertility-inducers, and the like are all “abuse” under section 261.001 of the Texas Family Code.

“There is no doubt that these procedures are ‘abuse’ under Texas law, and thus must be halted,” said Attorney General Paxton.  “The Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS) has a responsibility to act accordingly.  I’ll do everything I can to protect against those who take advantage of and harm young Texans.”

This opinion comes after Attorney General Paxton opined in an October 2019 letter to DFPS, stating that the “transition” of James Younger—the biological male son of Jeff Younger—to a “female” through puberty-blocking drugs, among other things, was “abuse” under at least three definitions set out in the Family Code, and that DFPS, therefore, had an independent duty to investigate.

The opinion also follows Gov. Abbott’s August 2021 letter to DFPS requesting a determination of “whether genital mutilation of a child for purposes of gender transitioning through reassignment surgery constitutes child abuse.”  The Commissioner of DFPS replied that “genital mutilation of a child through reassignment surgery is child abuse.”

Read the opinion here.

TX AG Investigates Chinese Owned Co For Crimes Against Children, Drug Smuggling

.jpg photo of Texas Attorney General LogoAG Paxton Investigates TikTok for Potential Facilitation of Human Trafficking & Child Privacy Violations

AUSTIN, TX  –  Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has issued two Civil Investigative Demands (CIDs) to TikTok Inc.  This investigation focuses on TikTok’s potential facilitation of human trafficking and child privacy violations, as well as other potential unlawful conduct.

“Chinese-owned company TikTok may be complicit in child exploitation, sex trafficking, human trafficking, drug smuggling and other unimaginable horrors,” Attorney General Paxton said.  “I will get to the bottom of these concerns and make sure Big Tech doesn’t interfere with the safety and security of Texans.”

To read the CIDs click here

TX AG Investigating 2 Pharmaceuticals For DeceptiveTrade Practices

.jpg photo of Texas Attorney General LogoAG Paxton to Investigate Promotion of Puberty Blockers in Children

AUSTIN, TX  –  Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton is investigating Endo Pharmaceuticals, Inc., and AbbVie Inc. under the Texas Deceptive Trade Practices Act.  These pharmaceutical companies allegedly advertised and promoted hormone (puberty) blockers for unapproved uses without disclosing the potential risks associated with these drugs to children and their parents.

Medications Supprelin LA and Lupron Depot are approved to treat children with Central Precocious Puberty (CPP), when the puberty process begins prematurely.   And Vantas, along with other forms of Lupron, has been prescribed for palliative treatment of prostate cancer.  These drugs are now being used to treat gender dysphoria even though they are not approved for such use by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).  Gender dysphoria is a diagnosed mental disorder in which a person experiences significant distress related to a strong desire to be of another biological sex.

“The manufacture, sale, prescription, and use of puberty blockers on young teens and minors is dangerous and reckless,” Attorney General Ken Paxton said.  “These drugs were approved for very different purposes and can have detrimental and even irreversible side effects.  I will not allow pharmaceutical companies to take advantage of Texas children.”

The OAG has the authority to investigate false, misleading, and deceptive conduct by businesses in Texas, and to take legal action to enforce the Texas Deceptive Trade Practices Act.

Read letter HERE