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And secondly is we cannot therefore be, and I tell this to candidates all the time, you have to speak to the realities of your district, of where you are running. Don't hear a national story that happened in Hawaii or somewhere else and say, this is what's happening in my local school board when it's not, because then they won't trust you. Speak to what is actually happening, where you are, be informed on the issues and speak to the overall vision of what you want something to become. If you were in charge of a school board or a mayor or whoever you're running for, what do you want it to look like in 10 years? Where are we going? What is the vision? It's so much larger than just, cultural issues are important, but there has to be vision attachment. Where do you want us to be? Where are you taking us? And I think that is so important and informative when it comes to electing candidates and to running for office. But I think, well, I guess part of me is, you know, genuinely shocked that pornographic or almost pornographic or gay pornographic material has found its way into schools, into school libraries. I mean, that's genuinely shocking to me. It's one thing, you know, to have crazy people here and there. But when you hear that there are people advocating, putting this stuff in our children's classrooms and in their school libraries, I think to most people, it really is shocking. If you can't believe that that could happen. They're not running on, let's put pornographic thing in what they're doing. And it's been incredibly effective, sadly is saying they're book banners. And that label has been really hurting a lot of conservative candidates. And what the question has to be is I'm not for banning books but are you for pornography? I'm for banning books in a kid's school. But that's the whole point. In other words, I mean, the reason you know that these people aren't on the side of the truth and goodness is because they lie. They misrepresent the truth. Nobody's for banning books. We're not talking about Lady Chatterley's lover should it be published. We're not talking about should Ulysses be published in 1938. We're talking about schools. We're talking about schools that have little kids or young people being exposed to things. And look, let's get to the basics. It is utterly up to the parents of what their kids can see and not see. And people who are professional educators, many times they don't get that anymore. They don't think it's in loco parentis. They think we're the professionals. You're the parents, you shut up and we'll tell you what to teach your kids. I think it's also a disassociation even between what some teachers want. I don't think a lot of teachers want this. I think a lot of teachers are afraid of their unions. A lot of them are afraid of ever. I have so many teachers who come to me and say, I would love to speak up but I'm genuinely afraid of my union. One of them teacher who I know very well so that he will not even answer a poll question on the phone, honestly, because he's afraid that his union might find out that he answered a poll question. So when did the unions give themselves over to the devil? Like when did that happen? That teachers unions became ideological beehives? Well, teachers unions, I mean, it's so funny because people assume teachers unions are the thing of children when teachers unions are for adults. Okay, actually we have to go to a break. We'll be right back talking to Ryan Gerdusky. Don't go away.