Virginia Governor Bans Mask Mandate For Schoolchildren – Leftists Are Hysteric

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Elections have consequences.

In Virginia, voters proved they finally had enough when they voted out Virginia’s tyrannical leftist governor and elected a conservative to take his place.

And when Virginia’s new Republican Governor instituted an executive order claiming schools could no longer force children to wear masks if their parents didn’t agree – liberals lost their minds.

You see, for the past decade Virginia has been a blue state.

Leftist school districts were used to being able to teach things out of their liberal playbook like Critical Race Theory and “transgender” material.

And – they loved how the “pandemic” gave them yet another excuse to force more mandates onto students – against their parents will.

In November of 2021, Republican Glenn Youngkin won his election as Governor, and when he took office he put forth a slew of Executive Orders – including allowing parents the freedom to choose if their child wears a mask to school or not.

A portion of Youngkin’s Executive Order clearly states:

“The parents of any child enrolled in a elementary or secondary school or a school based

early childcare and educational program may elect for their children not to be subject

to any mask mandate in effect at the child’s school or educational program.

No parent electing that a mask mandate should not apply to his or her child shall be

required to provide a reason or make any certification concerning their child’s health

or education.

A child whose parent has elected that he or she is not subject to a mask mandate should

not be required to wear a mask under any policy implemented by a teacher, school,

school district, the Department of Education, or any other state authority.”

The order is clear that schools cannot force children to wear masks – or punish them if they don’t– and that no local school has the authority to circumvent this order.

But schools cannot stand it that they can no longer legally force students to wear masks – so they are downright defying the Governor’s order, and even claiming that it “violates” other state laws designed to protect children against COVID-19.

Refusing to be bullied by leftist school districts – Youngkin and his Attorney General are holding the line – refusing to be intimidated.

US News reported:

“Since the order went into effect on Jan. 24, some school districts have defied it, arguing that the order is at odds with a 2021 state law that says that school districts are required to offer in-person instruction that adheres “to the maximum extent practicable” to COVID-19 mitigation measures recommended by the CDC. Other districts have complied with the order.

Youngkin and Virginia Attorney General Jason Miyares have cited a state law that says parents have a “fundamental right to make decisions concerning the upbringing, education, and care” of their children. Miyares has also argued that Youngkin’s order falls well within the broad authority given to the governor to address the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic.”

Good for Virginia for finally standing up against the ridiculous mask mandates.

Forcing children to keep their faces covered all day during school is horrific, and abusive.

Some teachers across the country were even busted taping a mask to a child’s face because he wouldn’t “keep it on.”

And even children who try to wear masks in good spirit are being punished if their masks are deemed “offensive” – like the little girl who was suspended for wearing a mask that simply said “Jesus loves me.”

Even in leftist states like New York – New York Supreme Court Judge Thomas Rademaker ruled the state indoor mask mandate was illegal.

But even though he ruled it as unconstitutional, New York’s leftist Governor Kathy Hochul vowed to appeal it – and in the meantime many schools are still forcing students to wear masks defying the court ruling.

WKBW reported:

“My responsibility as Governor is to protect New Yorkers throughout this public health crisis, and these measures help prevent the spread of COVID-19 and save lives. We strongly disagree with this ruling, and we are pursuing every option to reverse this immediately.”

This defiance proves liberals only like laws if they suit their interests.

Cheers to the states that are finally cracking down and banning unconstitutional mask mandates.

Let’s hope a day is coming sooner than later when no person will ever be forced to wear a mask anywhere against their will.

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