Amazing how quickly things can change, isn’t it?
Now that even the New York Times, the chief arbiter of acceptable liberal opinion, has acknowledged the importance of a return to normal school, it’s unbelievable to look back at what Democratic politicians and their allies were doing to children. barely a year ago.
Tuesday was the one-year anniversary of the Biden administration’s Education Department opening “civil rights” investigations in five Republican-led states for banning mask mandates in schools:
According to the AP report at the time, government officials in Tennessee, South Carolina, Iowa, Oklahoma and Utah all received letters from the federal government saying the banning mask mandates “could discriminate against students with disabilities or health conditions.”
Education Secretary Miguel Cardona made the disgraceful comment that states that refuse to impose ineffective masks on children are “putting politics above the health and education of the students they have sworn to serve”.
Lest we forget who was really behind the offensive attempt to stop local authorities’ efforts to protect children by allowing them to return to normal learning environments, President Joe Biden had specifically asked Cardona “to explore possible legal proceedings”:
“This marks a sharp escalation in the Biden administration’s battle with Republican states who say wearing a mask should be a personal choice. Last week, President Joe Biden asked Cardona to explore possible legal action, prompting the department to consider whether the policies could constitute civil rights violations.
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The original report details how many local school administrators, even in red states, supported the federal government’s intervention to try to impose masks on children:
“In the Des Moines School District, which has opposed the state policy against mask mandates, officials have been heartened by the support of the federal government. The borough encourages the wearing of a mask but refrains from imposing it.
“If our state government does not change its position as the pandemic continues, I hope the federal government finds a legal path that allows us to do more to keep our students and staff safe,” said district spokesman Phil Roeder said in a statement.
These actions highlight the importance of getting involved in local politics.
School officials, who align overwhelmingly with the left, are not only willing, but desperate, to conform to the current thing of liberal ideology.
This trend continued this year:
Because Democrats have been religiously devoted to ignore reality in favor of listening to their favorite “experts,” this overtaking of the Biden administration was supported by many policymakers.
“Civil rights” were used as a pretext to enforce what the media promoted and what they considered “popular” among the intellectual elite.
Except that as soon as polls revealed that parents were fed up with mask-wearing mandates, especially for their children, the alleged need for forced mask-wearing to “protect the health” and civil rights of people in schools quietly disappeared.
The progression has been remarkable to see and is yet another remarkably obvious indication of how political COVID policymaking has been.
Masked mandates accomplished nothing, hurt many, retarded learning, and provided opportunities for constant displays of undeserved liberal superiority.
But the rapidly waning popularity of Biden’s obsessive COVID mandates shouldn’t take away the fact that he and his cronies were prepared to lash out at states that dared to protect children from the political posturing of incompetent adults.