The NJEA Went Down to Georgia to Find Extremist Parent Because There Were None in New Jersey

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TRENTON, NJ – We all know how the old song goes. The devil went down to Georgia, looking for a soul to steal.

“He was in a bind ’cause he was way behind. And he was willin’ to make a deal,” the classic Charlie Daniels hit goes.

Last week the devil, also known in these parts as the NJEA went down to Georgia again, this time, trying to find an extremist soul to steal, because in New Jersey, they couldn’t find one.

Now a Georgia man who was used without his permission and out of context in an NJEA advertisement calling New Jersey parents “extremists” is in fear of his own safety after the union used images of him in a commercial calling upset and frustrated New Jersey parents extremists.

“I’m very concerned for my safety. I wouldn’t say that 20 years ago, but today people are crazy. Who knows what they’ll do?” said Georgia resident Ron Tripodo in an interview with Fox News. “They [used the photo] completely out of context. I just want the truth to come out. I’m not gonna let them get away with a lie.”

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Tripodo doesn’t live in New Jersey. He said he spoke out against critical race theory at a school board meeting in his home state of Georgia and now his picture is being used to label parents of children in New Jersey public schools as extremists.

He was also confused about why the NJEA used a photo of a guy at a Georgia school board meeting when the union said there are plenty of extremist parents right there in New Jersey.

“I went to the school to support parents,” he said of the picture taken of him at the Georgia school board meeting, in the Fox News interview. “The parents have the right to decide what their children learn and what they don’t learn. And for someone to say that you’re an extremist, they’re extremists … they’re just trying to poison people to stand up for what they believe in.” 

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