Kelly Shulz announces parental bill of rights, appears to move right on public education
Much can change in a few weeks
Did moderate Republican gubernatorial candidate Kelly Shulz just distance herself from the State of Maryland’s public education curriculum which includes instruction in gender identity and expression as early as kindergarten?
It appears so.
Earlier today, Shulz joined local FOX affiliate WBFF to announce a parental bill of rights, which she says empowers parents to ensure the instruction their children receive in school reflects the values and beliefs of their respective family.
She considers it common sense and old fashioned good governance to allow parents to have a say in what their children are learning. And she pointed out the importance of protecting the innocence of children who are still young enough to believe in Santa Claus and the Easter Bunny.
Here is the 3 minute clip where her parental bill of rights was announced:
This development is significant as it demonstrates Shulz dissenting from, and seemingly moving to the right of, her political progenitor, current Governor Larry Hogan, who just weeks ago went on CNN to call Florida’s precedent setting parental rights bill “absurd” while considering it something that would not happen in Maryland.
This rightward shift may also be the result of Shulz acknowledging she has stiff competition in the Republican primary in the form of Dan Cox, a Trump endorsed conservative who has previously spoken out on this issue.
Shulz may be the favorite in the general election against a progressive Democrat, but that won’t do her any good if she is unable to emerge from the primary.
Maryland Muckraker is a completely independent and fearlessly conservative blog covering local issues by me, Ethan Reese. After spending nearly a decade in corporate Baltimore in marketing technology, figured I’d have a go at writing. Since then I’ve contributed articles to FOX’s OutKick, PJ Media, and Rare Politics, as well as being named a Writing Fellow with the America’s Future Foundation.
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