Maryland GOP Lt. Gov. nominee who fled communism says voters always ask, 'Can it happen to us?'

Nominee Gordana Schifanelli fled communism in her home country of Yugoslavia in 1999 and came to the United States.

Updated: October 3, 2022 - 4:32pm

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Maryland GOP Lt. Gov. nominee Gordana Schifanelli, who fled communism roughly 23 years ago, says voters are continuously asking her about telltale signs that the U.S. might be headed toward communism and whether she thinks the perceived trend is real.

Schifanelli fled from communism in her home country Yugoslavia in 1999 and came to the United States. She built her life in Maryland as a lawyer and along with her husband is also a small business owner.

Voters "are dying for information," Schifanelli said Friday on the "Just the News, Not Noise" livestream TV show. "Voters are so, so uninformed. So I always get the question question: 'Can you give a sense resemblance? Does it resemble back where you came from? What can you tell us? What can happen to us in the future?' Usually  those are the things that they want to know."

Schifanelli believe there is a lot of Marxist theory and Critical Race Theory in schools across the state.

"Cultural Marxism is in Maryland schools," she said. "So that that is terrible."

Schifanelli also thinks a major problem is parents cannot get access to what's going in schools and their children's classrooms. 

"If you are a parent of a public school child, you cannot get access to the curriculum," she said. "So a lot of them (parents) don't simply know what the kids are learning.

"In private schools, somewhat. But in public schools, you have to fight to get curriculum. And even if you fight, you don't get a curriculum. You get a some sort of abbreviated version of a curriculum. So there's a lot of misinformation and deception right now imposed on parents by the Maryland teachers unions."

Schifanelli says she has lived the American dream, and part of the reason she is running is to preserve the American Dream for others and save her state from marxist polices. 

"I grew up in a communist country," Schifanelli said. "And when I came here, I didn't believe that the communism would follow me to Maryland. So I mean, I'm here. I'm trying to live my American dream, and I truly am living it."