Sanders book event in Naperville called nonsensical, outrageous
Michael Frobeck says he is blown away by much of what he hears is at the heart of Sen. Bernie Sanders’ (D-VT) Illinois book tour stop.
“My understanding is one of the Naperville high schools (District 203) is requiring some of its students to attend an event that only teens will be allowed to attend,” Frobeck told the DuPage Policy Journal. “I’m also hearing that even though it’s a political publication, Sanders’ book will be in the children’s section at the local bookstore. Neither of those things make any sense to me.”
Frobeck, who recently announced plans to run against U.S. Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi (D-IL) in the 8th District in 2018, said the situation smacks of at an attempt at indoctrination by the socialist-leaning Sanders and supporters and as something he simply won’t stand for.
According to the Chicago Tribune, the "Bernie Sanders Guide to Political Revolution" book signing was held Aug. 30 at the Paramount Theater in Aurora. The student-only part of the event was held beforehand.
“I’ll be wherever they are with my megaphone making sure people are aware of what is going on with our youth,” Frobeck had said before the event. “Conservatives are on the chopping block. I’ll be there to let Bernie know it was capitalism that made it possible for him to do what he’s doing.”
Beyond that, Frobeck said he worries about the message such an event could send to the youngsters.
“Teens are very idealistic and impressionable,” he said. “Between now and the event being held, me and several others plan to pick up the book so we will be prepared to counter it Wednesday night.”
Frobeck said he wants to know whether the book is required reading for some students, and he plans to meet with the school principal and teachers.
“Once we know for sure everything that’s happening, we will be demanding a balanced curriculum,” he said.
Frobeck, who owns a construction company, said his political platform will be on taking a stand for the average guy.
“I’ll be an advocate for the middle class and small-business owner,” he said. “It’s time someone take a stand for them.”