At Thursday's House Judiciary Subcommittee on Constitution and Limited Government hearing, witnesses testified to the chilling effects of the Biden Administration's actions on parents' fundamental rights. In October 2020, at the National School Boards Association's request, Attorney General Merrick Garland directed the FBI to use the same tools they use to fight domestic extremism to handle the "increase in harassment, intimidation, and threats of violence against school board members." This letter remains in effect, despite the Association's subsequent apology for their involvement in its issuance. Nicole Neily, President of Parents Defending Education, said, "No one who has been involved in the genesis of this letter has been held accountable…We demand to know how our tax dollars were used against us." Tiffany Justice, co-founder of Moms for Liberty, defended the rights of parents to have a say in their children's education. Despite their testimonies, House Democrats used the opportunity to criticize conservative lawmakers, parents, and ideas. Rep. Mary Gay Scanlon (D-PA) cited a Reuters report that there had been 200 threats against school board members or teachers, while Rep. Wesley Hunt (R-TX) refuted this, providing photos of 2020 riots and asking "The DOJ did not set up a hotline for Antifa, they set up a hotline for you," Hunt said, in a powerful statement. He showed a series of photos of riots that occurred nationwide in 2020. "Where is the hotline?" [tweet_embed]March 24, 2023[/tweet_embed] Democrats continued to smear witnesses, with Rep. Henry "Hank" Johnson (D-GA) asking Alliance Defending Freedom's Tyson Langhofer if his organization was a hate group, to which Langhofer replied that they had won 14 Supreme Court cases. The hearing highlighted the powerful effects of the Biden Administration's letter and the lack of accountability surrounding it. The letter serves as a reminder of the government's attempt to silence parents who care about their children's education, an issue that should transcend party lines. As Langhofer concluded his testimony, he urged the subcommittee to "use all means necessary at its disposal to counter this executive overreach." This hearing serves as a reminder that the rights of parents must be protected and respected and that the government should never be allowed to interfere with such a fundamental right.